Business and Law

Business and Law

Course Overview

  • 4

    Years

  • 8

    Level

  • 300

    Points

  • AL851

    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.

Other options:

  • Regulation
  • Company Secretary
  • Insurance
  • Tax Consultant
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Research
  • Banking
  • Journalism & Broadcasting
  • Politics
  • Foreign Affairs

* Persons holding a law degree are not automatically entitled to practice law.

Additional Information

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.

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:
AL851
Cut Off CAO Points:
300
Median CAO Points:
375
Course Award:
Bachelor of Business (Honours)
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Department:
Dept of Business Studies
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 (FETAC):

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.

Course Structure

Year 1

Learning and Development for Higher Education, Financial Accounting, Microeconomics for Business, The Irish Legal System, Tort Law, Contract Law, Macroeconomics for Business,Legal Skills 1

Year 2

​European Union Law, Constitutional Law, Legal Skills 2 , Marketing, Management, Revenue Law, Computer Applications, Business Mathematics, Management of Human Resources.

Year 3

Company Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law, Legal Skills 3, Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility, Managerial Finance, Business Modelling & Enterprise, Information Technology and Computer Applications.

Year 4

Land Law, Equity Law, Strategic Analysis, Finance, Strategic Management.

Electives: Revenue Law, Financial Management, Management Accounting and Decision-Making, Integrated Marketing Communications, Intellectual Property Law, Financial Markets, Managing People and Organisational Change.

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 AIT or another institution. Full details of our AIT postgraduate programmes are contained in the AIT postgraduate prospectus.