The Business Department have a strong tradition of developing student interest in Business, Accounting and Economics. We aim to generate in students a positive and ethical attitude to enterprise in personal, business and public life. We aim to help prepare students for taking part in a changing business environment for adult and working life and also as a foundation for future education.
At Junior cycle students benefit from Business Studies by developing good Communication, organisation and planning skills through the many activities they take part in while completing the 3 strands (personal finance, enterprise, our economy) of the junior cycle program. They organise trips to enable them experience first hand the business environment. They have speakers regularly visit from financial institutions and the Local Enterprise Office. These talks improve their awareness of financial services, borrowing and saving and promote entrepreneurial spirit amongst the students. The Department aims to develop the learner’s skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that allow them to make informed and responsible decisions with all of the resources available to them, ensuring their and society’s well-being, while becoming more self-aware as learners and achieve their maximum potential.
Junior Cycle leads on to Transition Year for some students where entrepreneurship is fostered through mini-company activities. Accounting skills are developed and computer Skills are taught.
In senior cycle students can choose Business and/or Accounting. Many past pupils have pursued careers in business studies and have become tax experts, accountants and work in this area in both the public and private sector.