Study Business at Ashfield College

Leaving Certificate Business Studies can be studied as a one or two year programme, either as a full-time day school student or as an external student as an ‘extra subject’.


Course commences early September 2018 for 30 weeks.

Call us at 01 490-4050 to register for September 2018

Subject Group: Business

Business provides students with a learning foundation for a wide range of careers in business, marketing, law, enterprise and management. Leaving Certificate Business develops students’ critical thinking, creative and organisational skills while improving literacy and numeracy skills.

Teacher Profile


Philip Curry B. Comm. (Honours), HDip in Education, NUIG
Subjects: Accounting, Business Studies, Economics.

Philip has more than 20 years’ teaching experience and has worked for the State Exams Commission as a Leaving Certificate Examiner.  He is a published author of a Leaving Certificate textbook and is also a contributor to the publication ‘Business Studies Monthly’.


Subject Content
The course consists of the study of a variety of aspects of Business under the following headings:

  • People in business
  • Enterprise
  • Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business in action
  • Domestic environment
  • International environment

Exam Structure

The examination at higher level is three hours duration. It includes short questions, applied Business questions and long questions.  The ordinary level paper is 2.5 hours long and includes short and long questions.

To discuss whether Business would be a good choice for your Leaving Certificate call 01 490 4050 and talk to one of our subject experts.

Data Source: Department of Education and Science and – data correct as of 27/7/2015