Leaving Certificate Business is concerned with the understanding of the environment in which business operates in Ireland and in the wider world. It also involves equipping the pupils with a positive view of enterprise and its applications in the business environment, in both the public and private sectors.
Areas which are covered in the course include Consumer and Employment Law, Enterprise, Business Formation, Community Development, Managing a Business, Marketing, Insurance, Taxation, Human Resources, Ethics and the International Trading Environment.
Business is a common syllabus at higher and ordinary level. Higher level requires a deeper understanding of the course. The course aims to prepare pupils for further education and for adult and working life, including the creation of positive attitudes towards self-employment.