Business and Law
CAO Course Code
Why take this course?
This course combines both law and business into a single degree programme and provides you with a solid grounding in both disciplines.
You will obtain a comprehensive grounding in the fundamental areas of law including the legal system and the interaction of Irish and European Law. You will gain a thorough grounding in key areas of business such as Marketing and Management.
You will develop transferable skills which are attractive to potential employers today such as communication skills- oral and written, analytical skills, numeracy, teamwork and research skills.
What will I experience?
- Your modules will be delivered by enthusiastic skilled lecturers- many of whom have experience of legal and commercial practice. Lecturers use their practical experiences in the classroom to illustrate and enhance their teaching.
- Student centred environment- there is a focus on supporting the student throughout their studies. There are dedicated skills modules in the programme which seek to increase and enhance your skills.
- Court visits- students will have the opportunity to actively experience the legal system in action.
- Key transferable skills will be taught and developed throughout the course e.g. writing, research, IT.
- Guest speakers are invited to lectures where they share their experiences and provide further insight into areas of study.
What opportunities might it lead to?
This degree provides a foundation for any student wishing to train as a Solicitor by undertaking the exams of the Law Society of Ireland*. However, this is not the only option open to you. This degree opens up a range of alternative options other than the practice of law. Students might decide to pursue a career in the public service or private industry.
- Company Secretary
- Tax Consultant
- Human Resources Management
- Journalism & Broadcasting
- Foreign Affairs
* Persons holding a law degree are not automatically entitled to practice law.
You have the opportunity to undertake a semester or a year of your degree at one of AIT’s overseas partner universities. For example, AIT has business and law links with the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain.
A blend of individual and group assessment has been factored into modules throughout the programme with a mix of the types of assessment in the modules.
Examples of the types of assessment that may be used:
- Problem Solving
- Course Duration:
- 4 Years
- CAO Course Code:
- Cut Off CAO Points:
- Median CAO Points:
- Course Award:
- Bachelor of Business (Honours)
- Course NFQ Level:
- Level 8
- Department of Business & Management
- Minimum Entry Requirements:
Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects, plus Grade 06 at ordinary level in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).
QQI applicants to this programme must hold one of the following awards: Business Administration (5M2468), Business Studies (5M2102), Marketing (5M2069), Office Administration (5M1997), International Trade (5M2111). They must also hold distinctions in 3 modules.
Careers & Opportunities
As a graduate you are eligible to pursue a career as a solicitor by undertaking the exams of the Law Society of Ireland. Alternatively, a variety of career options exist in the areas of general business, banking, taxation, insurance, teaching or journalism.
As a graduate of this programme, you are eligible to be considered for the Master of Business one-year, full-time programme at AIT or another institution. Full details of our AIT postgraduate programmes are contained in the AIT postgraduate prospectus.
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