Business Studies

Introduction to the Business Department

The following Business subjects are on offer at Riversdale Community College,

  • Business Studies for Junior Cycle
  • Transition Year Business Programme incorporating Mini-Company
  • Business for Senior Cycle
  • Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme – Links Modules

Department Teachers

Mr. C. Mc Daniel (Acting Head of Department)
Ms. J. Murphy
Mr. R. O’ Brien
Mr. E. White ( LCVP Co-ordinator)

Aims and Objectives

  • To contribute to a balanced and appropriate education at both Junior and Senior level that enhances the personal and social development of each student.
  • To familiarise each student with technological developments in the business environment.
  • To encourage and develop self-reliance in each student.
  • To develop in each student a positive attitude to the creation of wealth and its distribution.
  • To provide a foundation for students which could lead to employment and/or further studies in the Business world?
  • To develop the students use of technology, skills of communication and recording of information and transactions.
  • To encourage in students an interest in, and a positive attitude to the business world.
  • To help all students develop good numeric and literacy skills for the world of business.
  • To encourage students to use and apply their business knowledge and skills in their everyday life.
  • To foster and implement an inclusive approach to teaching all Business subjects.

Business Studies – Course Structure

The Business Studies course has four separate areas –

    • THE BUSINESS OF LIVING 
    • ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS BACKGROUND
    • ENTERPRISE  
    • INFORMATION  TECHNOLOGY 

Business – Course Structure

The Business course has seven units which are –

PEOPLE IN BUSINESS –UNIT 1

  • People and their relationships in business
  • Conflicting interests and resolutions

ENTERPRISE – UNIT 2

  • Introduction and definition of enterprise
  • Entrepreneurs and Enterprise skills

MANAGING 1 – UNIT 3

  • Introduction and definition of enterprise
  • Managers and management skills
  • Management activities

MANAGING 2 – UNIT 4

  • Household and business manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Changing role of management
  • Monitoring the business

BUSINESS IN ACTION – UNIT 5

  • Identifying opportunities
  • Getting started
  • Marketing
  • Expanding the business

DOMESTIC ENVIROMENT – UNIT 6

  • Categories of Industry
  • Types of business organisation
  • Community development
  • Business and the economy
  • Government and business
  • Social responsibilities of business

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS – UNIT 7

  • International trading environment
  • European Union
  • International Business

What Students Think? – Quotes

I like Business Studies because it teaches me how to be wise with my money. It also teaches me to be a more informed and tuned in consumer” .
Jade Brady 1st Year

I like Business Studies because when I am older I would like to know what to do in a recession so I can have a brighter future”.
Junior Dlamimi 1st Year

I like Business Studies because it builds my future so I can be successful in what I do and what I say ”.
Taiwo Odadace 1st Year

“I like Business Studies because it gives us a great education and it  can lead us to a good job like accountancy it also teaches us to use our money wisely”. 
David Gheoerghiu  1st Year

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Careers in Business

  •  Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Banking
  • Accountancy
  • Insurance
  • Industrial relations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Administration
  • Economics
  • Financial Services
  • E-Commerce
  • Retailing
  • Management
  • Information Technology
  • Teaching

Links – Useful resources for Business Studies

www.bstai.ie

www.scoilnet.ie

www.boi.ie

www.examinations.ie

www.lcvp.ie

www.elsp.ie (LANGUAGE RESOURCES FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS)

www.businessballs.com

www.skoool.ie

www.wikipedia.com

www.youtube.com

www.curriculumonline.ie

www.businessstuidiesonline.co.uk

www.scoinlnet.ie

www.bized.co.uk