Higher Certificate in Business with Law CW926

  • NFQ Level 6
  • CW926
  • 30
  • 204
  • 2 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • Enquiries

What is this Course about?

Historically, the disciplines of business and law have been closely associated. In the global economy, businesses deal with complex issues concerning government regulations and international trade policies. Equally, the law has to contend with constantly evolving commercial organisations and business practices. With the expansion of the legal profession into areas of mergers, acquisitions and taxation, the skills of legal and business graduates have merged in many aspects.

Course Structure

Years 1 and 2 introduce students to essential business areas and fundamental legal subjects relevant to business.

Is this course for you?

Are you are interested in both the business and law areas and cannot make up your mind which specialism you wish to secure? Or are you looking for a course in business with a strong legal emphasis? Then, this is the course for you.

Special Features:


What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Level 8 graduates achieving a minimum of a second-class honours degree are eligible to apply to undertake a research or taught masters at Institute of Technology Carlow or other third level institutions.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Graduates can progress to (NFQ Level 8) Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law Year 3.


What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish at O6/H7
  • Mathematics at O6/H7


Year 1

Semester 1

Business Applications
Financial Accounting 1
Quantitative Techniques
Irish Legal Systems

Semester 2

Intro to Law and Legal methods
Financial Accounting 2
Quantitative Techniques
Irish Legal Systems

Year 2

Semester 3

Introduction to Management Theory
Contract Law 1
Tort Law 1
Introduction to Marketing
Financial Accounting 3
Plus One Elective*

Semester 4

Management in Action
Contract Law 2
Tort Law 2
Plus Two Electives (5 ECTs per subject) OR
One Elective (10 ECTs per subject)*

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Dr Martin Meagher
BComm (Hons), MBA, MA, DEd, FCA
E: martin.meagher@itcarlow.ie