Bachelor of Business (Honours) Business and Law

Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Business and Law

Course Overview

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    CAO Course Code

Why take this course?

​This degree combines both law and business providing graduates with a skillset that allows them enter the professions in law, or the versatility and flexibility to enter the commercial and business world. Students will be equipped with the analytical and advocacy skills that arise from legal training, combined with the numeracy and financial literacy of a business degree. The modules are taught by experienced practitioners from commercial and legal practice.

This course provides a comprehensive grounding in the fundamental areas of law, including the legal system and the interaction of Irish and European Law. In addition, you will also engage with key areas of business such as marketing and management. Students on this course will have the opportunity to develop key transferable skills (including oral and written communication skills, analytical skills, enhanced numeracy, teamwork and research skills) which are increasingly attractive to potential employers.

Students may participate in our extra curricular activities such as FLAC and Mooting and Debating competitions.

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.
  • You will also have the opportunity to undertake a semester or a year of your degree at one of TUS’s overseas partner universities. For example, TUS has business and law links with the University of Cordoba in Spain.
Student Ambassador Amber Murphy talks us through her reasoning for choosing TUS Athlone and about the various teaching methods incorporated in the course such as the flipped approach!

What opportunities might it lead to?

This honours degree provides a foundation for any student wishing to train as a solicitor by undertaking the exams of the Law Society of Ireland. It also offers students the opportunity to study the core subjects required for King’s Inns entry and entrance exams. However, these are not the only options 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. You will have acquired a skill set and competencies attractive to a wide range of businesses, both inside and outside of law including banking, the civil service, human resource management, media and other related disciplines.

Additional Information

Course spotlight: Lecturer Elaine Walsh explains why students might want to study a dual degree in business and law, the skills gained from this degree, the practical application of knowledge through mock courts and negotiation exercises and so much more.

Assessment Information

​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
  • Projects
  • Essays
  • Examinations

Course Details

Course Duration:
4 Years
CAO Course Code:
Cut Off CAO Points:
Course Award:
Bachelor of Business (Honours)
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Dept of Business & Management
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Grade H5 in two subjects, plus Grade O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).


Any QQI Level 5 award with a minimum of Distinction grade in three modules.

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Course Structure

Year 1

  • Legal Skills I
  • The Irish Legal System
  • Tort Law
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Mathematics
  • Contract Law
  • Computer Applications

Year 2

  • European Union Law
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Legal Skills II
  • Introduction to Management
  • Microeconomic Principles
  • Marketing for Legal Practice
  • Revenue Law I
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Computer Applications in Legal Studies
  • Macroeconomic Principles

Year 3

  • Company Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Law
  • Legal Skills III
  • Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Managerial Finance A
  • Business Modelling & Enterprise
  • Law of Evidence
  • Constitutional Law II

Year 4

  • Land Law
  • Equity Law
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Finance
  • Strategic Implementation
  • Research Project

Elective Subjects:

  • Revenue Law II
  • Management Accounting and Decision Making
  • Administrative Law
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Financial Markets and Derivatives
  • Managing People and Organisational Change
  • Jurisprudence

Elective subjects are offered subject to viable numbers.

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

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.

Further Study

As a graduate of this programme, you are eligible to be considered for the Master of Business one-year, full-time programme at TUS or another institution. Full details of our TUS postgraduate programmes are contained in the TUS postgraduate prospectus.

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