Business Studies helps you to make more informed decisions in the everyday business of living. It gives you a better understanding of the world of work.
The Junior Certificate Business Studies course covers the everyday business of living, contributing to an understanding of the world of business and encouraging a positive attitude to enterprise and developing appropriate skills.
The syllabus consists of four main interrelated sections:
(a) The business of living – this would include such topics as personal finance, consumer education, insurance, money and banking.
(b) Economic Awareness – this is an elementary introduction to economics and its importance in society. Topics would include taxes, foreign trade, unions, communications.
(c) Enterprise – this would include business orientated topics such as advertising, marketing, types of business units. It also incorporates a substantial accounting element.
(d) Information Technology – this would cover computer applications and keyboarding.
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