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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 aspects 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 specialismyou 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:

  • The Higher Certificate in Business with Law is a broad foundation level course in both business and law providing students with flexibility to choose a career or further study in either discipline.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

  • 5O6/H7
  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates can progress to Year 3 of the Business with Law (Honours) Degree course (SE403) or Year 2 of the Bachelor of Laws LLB (SE405). Graduates may also progress to Bachelor of Business Degrees (SE414 and SE401).

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.


Course Leader

Ms Annette Holden

Assistant Lecturer -

Email: [email protected]