St Munchin's College | Corbally, Limerick
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Business

Subject Summary

Junior Cert Business Studies branches off into 3 separate subjects for the Leaving Cert. They are Economics, Accounting and Business.

Business is very much a theory based subject (no Book-Keeping, Budgets, Form filling etc). It consists of factual information that requires learning. It is not a requirement to have studied Junior Cert Business Studies but it is beneficial as there are a number of topics common to both.

The Ordinary level and Higher level courses follow a common syllabus and all Business students are encouraged to take the subject at Higher Level when they start in 5th Year regardless of the level taken for the Junior Cert.

The students are required to recall and demonstrate an understanding of the course material. In addition, Higher level students are expected to apply their knowledge to business situations, analyse information and give their reasoned opinion in the form of evaluations.

Unit 1

People in Business

Consumer Conflict

Industrial Relations Conflict

Unit 2

Enterprise

Unit 3

Management Skills (Leadership & Motivation)

Management Skills (Communications)

Management Activities (Planning, Organising and Control)

Unit 4

Human Resource Management

Changing Role of Management

Monitoring a Business (Ratio analysis)

Insurance

Taxation

Finance

Unit 5

Identifying Business Ideas

Business Start-up

Marketing

Business Expansion

Unit 6

Types of Business Organisations

Categories of Industry

Business, the Economy and Government

Community Development

Business Ethics and Social Responsibilities

Unit 7

International Trade

European Union

Global Business

  • Each Unit relates to a Long Question.
  • The ABQ comes from 3 Units
  • Short Questions from across the 7 units.

Business is assessed by means of a written exam at the end of the 2 year course:

Higher level – 1 Paper, 3 Hour Exam

Section 1 – Short Questions – Do 8 from 10                   (20%)

Section 2 – Applies Business Question                           (20%)

Section 3 – Long Questions – Do 4 questions from 7    (15% each)

(The Applied Business Question, ABQ, is a Business Case Study where a student is required to apply their knowledge and link their answer to the Case Study)

Ordinary level – 1 Paper, 2 hours 30 mins

Section 1 – Short Questions – Do 10 from 15                (25%)

Section 2 – Long Questions – Do 4 questions from 8   (75%)

Business Teachers

Mr C Barrett
Ms O Hayes
Mr A Coleman

april

7apr - 24apr 715:20apr 24Easter Holidays15:20 - 08:50 (24)
26apr19:30Resilience and Understanding the emotional well-being of teenagers19:30
28aprAll DayGeography Field Trip - 5th Year(All Day: friday)

may

1mayAll DayBank Holiday - May Day(All Day: monday)
2mayAll DaySchool Closed(All Day: tuesday)
9may13:35Staff Meeting13:35
23may19:30- 21:30TY Graduation & Awards19:30 - 21:30
24may19:30- 21:306th Year Graduation19:30 - 21:30
30may - 2junAll DaySummer Exams(All Day)

june

30may - 2junAll DaySummer Exams(All Day)
7jun - 21julAll DayLeaving & Junior Cert Exams(All Day)

july

7jun - 21julAll DayLeaving & Junior Cert Exams(All Day)

august

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september

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