Kilroy's College

Kilroy's College

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Leaving Certificate Business course

Course Contents

Remember, you can complete this Leaving Certificate Business course within 6 to 24 Months of enrolling. So take your first step by contacting us today !

Please note the content shown below is 2023 syllabus. This course is also available for 2024 syllabus. Please contact college for details.

Higher Level

See Ordinary level >>

Managing part I


Detailed Content

People in business

  • Structure of syllabus
  • Aims of syllabus
  • Principal parties in business
  • Legislation protecting the consumer
  • The Ombudsman
  • The law of contract
  • Trade Unions
  • Legislation affecting employers and employees

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Importance of enterprise

  • Introduction and definition of enterprise
  • Examples of enterprise
  • Business start-up
  • Management Buy-Out ( MBO )
  • First step initiative
  • Enterprise link
  • Characteristic and skills of Enterprise
  • Enterprise and industrial promotion

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Managing part I

  • Definition of Management
  • Project Managing
  • Characteristics of Managers
  • Management skills
  • Maslow's theory
  • Enterprise versus Management
  • Communications
  • Running a meeting
  • Report writing
  • Technological communication

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Managing part II

  • Household and Business Manager
  • Loan application
  • Household cash flow
  • Savings
  • Insurance
  • Taxation
  • Human resource management

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Management in business

  • Managing continued
  • Monitoring the business
  • Identifying opportunities
  • Sampling
  • Product life cycle
  • Types of advertising
  • Sole trader
  • Partnership
  • Writing a business plan

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Expansion of a business

  • Domestic environment
  • Expansion
  • Public companies
  • State sponsored bodies
  • Privatisation
  • Foreign transnationals in Ireland

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Government role in business

  • Government role in business
  • Reasons for government intervention
  • Regulating business
  • Social and ethical responsibilities of business
  • International trading environment
  • Ireland as a small open economy
  • Current and capital accounts
  • The single market

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International environment

  • European Union
  • CAP ( common agricultural pact )
  • Competition Policy
  • Common Fisheries Policy
  • Social Charter
  • Single Currency
  • The Global Economy

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