Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law CW938

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW938
  • 30
  • 270
  • 4 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • Enquiries

What is the 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. Years 3 and 4 have a strong emphasis on core management competencies (Year 3), strategic management, international aspect of business (Year 4) complemented by legal knowledge and skills relevant to these areas. This course provides maximum flexibility to students.

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 as you can continue on the course for four years or transfer to a business or law specialism after Year 2.

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 degree courses in Business (see CW908 on page 78 or CW708 on page 114 of Prospectus).

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 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?

Leaving Certificate:

2H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

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


For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Dr Martin Meagher
BComm (Hons), MBA, MA, DEd, FCA