What is... Business & Law?
The aim of the programme is to develop a high level of intellectual awareness and technical competence in Business and Law.
Students will develop their abilities to communicate and work more effectively with legal counsel to solve complex problems and to leverage such “legal astuteness” as a dynamic capability and as a source of competitive advantage.
This combined programme in Business and Law was established further to industry recommendation and advice that graduates with such a combination of skills i.e. business acumen and legal knowledge would be invaluable in the contemporary graduate labour market.
First year students enrolling on this programme who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate will be awarded a first year entrance scholarship of €1,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination.
What are my... Career Opportunities?
The combination of Business and Law offers students the opportunity to develop a skill set that is likely to be of considerable utility and, furthermore, to be highly marketable in a wide variety of workplaces. Students completing this course will be strongly positioned to compete for graduate positions in, management, insurance, banking, human resources, finance, and regulatory roles. Students will also be well positioned to progress to further studies in the disciplines of business, law, accounting and management.
Graduates of this programme will be entitled to sit and prepared for entrance examinations for both the Law Society and the Honourable Society of Kings Inns
DT321 is recognised and accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Recognition and accreditation from the Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) is pending.
What other options do I have after completion?
Graduates can access postgraduate Programmes in Accounting, Criminology, Economics, Finance, International Business, Business & Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Retail Management, Sustainable Development and Strategic Management within the DIT, and similar opportunities elsewhere in Ireland or internationally.
Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?
Graduates of the programme will:
- Develop a thorough understanding of the fundamental theoretical issues in Business and Law and their relevance to practice;
- Develop the ability for independent and critical thinking through analysis, synthesis and evaluation of information, leading to solutions and recommended actions;
- Develop the ability to apply theoretical understanding to observed information so as to define, analyse and provide solutions to issues in Business and Law;
- Develop the ability to communicate clearly and concisely;
- Possess the skills to promote understanding of the role and responsibilities of individuals and institutions in the business and legal sectors of the economy and to create an awareness of the continuing developmental nature of practice in Business and Law and the requirement for continued study and research of issues relevant to these areas;
- Have gained an appropriate academic foundation for further professional studies in the area of Business Management and / or Law;
- Will have an informed basis for the selection of future career paths;
- Will be in a position to build on the firm relations which have been formed with professional institutions and associations
Module Listing Years One and Two
Students take a mix of law and business modules in Year 1 (6 core modules) and Year 2 (7 core modules). These 13 modules include
- Contract law
- Company Law
- Law of Tort
Module Listing Years Three and Four
Students select 5 core modules and select 2 out of 11 options in Year 3, and 2 core modules and between 4 and 7 options (depending on module ECTS weightings) out of 26 options in Year 4. This very extensive range of options provides the students with the opportunity to select options most closely aligned to their preferred career path.
Are there study abroad options?
Yes. Students can elect to complete Year 3 in one of the programme's c. 50 international partner universities in a wide range of countries - Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain Sweden and Switzerland. Places are also available in Argentina, Australia, Canada, South Korea and the United States.
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What our Students say!
- The combination of business and law is fantastic.
- The range of choice is great … with option of majoring in business or in law in Years 3 and 4.
- We share classes with students on the B.Sc. Business and management programme (DT365). So we have our own identity but also have links to the biggest business programme in the College.
- Having the option to study Year 3 abroad is great.