Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law SE403

  • NFQ Level 8
  • SE403
  • 260
  • 4 Years
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What is the Course about?

Historically, the disciplines of business and law have been closely associated in both the public and private sector. In the global economy, businesses deal with more complex issues concerning government regulations and international trade policies. Equally, legal expertise is required to contend with constantly evolving commercial organisations and business practices.

There are three broad themes running through the course:

  • Business
  • Law
  • Transferable Skills (Research and Communications, IT, Statistics/Mathematics and Team skills).

Years 1 and 2 introduce students to essential business areas such as economics, management, IT, accounting, mathematics, marketing and fundamental legal subjects relevant to business such as: Contract Law and Tort Law. Years 3 and 4 have a strong emphasis on core management competencies (Year 3), strategic management, international aspects of business (Year 4) complemented by legal knowledge and skills relevant to these areas in subjects such as: Company Law, Employment Law, Media Law and the Digital Environment, Consumer Law and EU Law. The students will go on work placement in Year 3 Semester 2. This course provides maximum flexibility to students.

Special Features:

Maximum flexibility - Higher Certificate in Business and Law (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2 and Ordinary Degree in Business and Law (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3. Transfer option after Year 2 into other Honours Business Degree courses (See SE401 or LLB).

Students have the option to transfer to the Business or Law or Accounting courses.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates achieving a minimum of a second class Honours Degree are eligible to apply to undertake a Research or Taught Masters at SETU Carlow or other third level institutions.

What exemptions will I receive?




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

Graduates will be qualified to work as fully-trained legal executives or can also pursue careers in law, banking, stockbroking, politics, lecturing, journalism, property management, taxation, accounting and many other areas.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7
  • English or Irish O6/H7 
  • Mathematics O6/H7


For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Annette Holden