What is Business Studies (Joint Honours)
The business aspects of this degree will result in a graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in, understand, and critically evaluate practices within markets, organisations and business management. The study of Business is the study of the integration of a range of fundamental practices of business including finance, marketing, leadership, strategy, accounting, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, and broad management skills designed to explore and enhance our understanding of how companies and industries operate and flourish.
The course for you?
You will enjoy this course if you have a core interest in business but would also like to develop and engage with either computer science or law. The business aspects of the programme will provide you with a depth of engagement and understanding of the various aspects of markets, organisations and business management.
If you are thinking of Business and Computer Science then you will have an affinity with Computer science subjects and would like to focus on problem solving, using logical and mathematical skills and you will also engage with the management and the business subjects which will help you action these in the commercial world. Computer Science at Trinity is challenging and exciting with a focus on innovation and cutting-edge technology. To get the best from the course you need to be interested in developing clear logical ideas about situations and about how to develop feasible schemes (‘algorithms’) for computers to deal with these situations. You should be comfortable using mathematical techniques to solve problems. If you are knowledgeable about computers already, to the extent of building them or writing programs for them, so much the better – but bear in mind, no prior knowledge of computer science is assumed.
If you are thinking of Business and Law then you will have an affinity with Law subjects and would like to focus to gain an in-depth understanding in the disciplines of law and business and to develop a critical understanding of both the legal framework of business activity and the economic and commercial context in which law operates. You will have the opportunity to focus upon the many areas of overlapping interest between the two disciplines, for example, the structure of companies and other forms of business organisation, competition law and regulation of markets, consumer law, labour law, finance and financial markets, taxation, the protection of intellectual property and international perspectives on law and business. This course is aimed at individuals seeking a career defined by the application of legal principles and management practices. The programme will provide you with a firm grounding in law along with strong management skills; enabling students to choose from a wide range of career opportunities or further study.
Graduate skills and career opportunities
Students taking this joint honours programme are prepared for challenging careers in computer science and/or business, as well as positioning them for postgraduate study and research in either of these fields. Government and industry have identified a need for more graduates with these unique combination of Computer Science and Business skills and Law and Business skills. Graduates of this programme are employment in a variety of roles and areas, hired by multinationals, such as Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and by consultancy and accountancy firms such as Ernst & Young, Accenture, MRBI, PwC, and KPMG, within the public sector and for small and medium sized businesses. The entrepreneurial route is also popular and encouraged and many students have started their own business and won entrepreneurship awards as undergraduates while others have done so as graduates. Other students have pursued Master’s and Ph.D. studies in business and either computer science or law disciplines.
Your degree and what you’ll study
From a business perspective we provide critical engagement with the various business disciplines spanning four main focuses which progress over the four years of study.
- Immerse Yourself in the Contexts and Fundamentals of Business
- Broaden Your Business Knowledge
- Develop practical experience and international exposure
- Deepen your Expertise
The Joint Honours degree are four-year programmes where we provide critical engagement with the various business disciplines spanning and progresses over the four years of study. In order to obtain an adequate grounding in each discipline, students will be required to complete certain mandatory modules, largely taught in the Fresher (first two) years. The Sophister (third and fourth) years will allow students to choose from two/three streams depending on their interests and pathways There is a minimum and maximum requirement in each discipline depending on the chosen pathway.
Self-directed learning: Most modules involve a combination of continuous assessment, essays, projects, presentations, open and closed book examinations focus on self directed and experiential learning. There is some potential to apply for a limited number of study abroad options in the third year of both programmes.
Trinity Electives: Student will also engage with Trinity Electives which are modules outside their core disciplines which provide students with the students to develop and explore further afield.
In first year, students study introductory topics in Business and typically take all or some of the following business topics depending on the programme. The subject areas such as: Management & Organisation, Economics Policy and Qualitative Methods for Business (Data Analytics).
In the second year, students in Business have the opportunity to study subjects in greater depth. For example, the Business subjects studied could be in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Managing Climate Change, Operations Management, Creative Thinking, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Action, Organisational Behaviour.
In third year, students again take a combination of topic areas choosing form a larger selection of Business subjects which could include Human Resource Management, Contemporary Marketing Management, Consumer Behaviour, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting for Business Decisions, Business in Society, Innovation, Introduction to Fixed Income, Securities and Alternative Investments, Entrepreneurship and Business Modelling, Corporate Finance and Equity Valuation, Services, Management, Digital Technology in Operations, Organisation Theory and Organisational Analysis, Investments, Social Entrepreneurship.
In the fourth year, students study a range of topics in even greater depth and within business could include the following subjects: Designing Social Innovations, Delivering Social Impact, Strategic Management Theory and Practice, International Business & the Global Economy, Exploring Organisational Experiences, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Derivatives, Advances in Marketing Theory and Practice, Digital Marketing, Managing People and Leading Change, Operations Strategy and Improvements, International Finance.
In third year students may have the opportunity to apply to study abroad for the full or half year with one of Trinity Business School’s partner universities. If accepted this provides students with the ability to experience a unique academic, cultural opportunity and an exceptional personal experience. Please consult the following link for further information www.tcd.ie/business/ undergraduate/study-abroad.php
AwardsB.A. (Moderatorship) Honours Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8) for Computer Science and BusinessL.L.B/B.A Honours Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8) for Law and Business
CAO InformationCAO Points 480 - 613 (2022)
Number of Places58 Places
For Computer Science and Business
Leaving Certificate H4/O2 Mathematics
Advanced GCE (A Level) Grade C Mathematics
GCSE Grade A Mathematics
International Baccalaureate HL Grade 5 Mathematics
For Law and Business
Leaving Certificate O4/H6 Mathematics
GCSE Grade B Mathematics
International Baccalaureate SL Grade 5 Mathematics
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I chose to study Law and Business because it offers such a broad education in both disciplines, as well as in how they interact. Having finished my degree, I could not be happier with my selection. The design of the Business & Law Joint Honours encouraged independent learning, with plenty of opportunity for individual and group work outside of the structured classes. This facilitated exploring both disciplines on a wider level, and developing soft skills outside the classroom. This also allowed me to get more involved in extra-curricular college life in a more engaged way. This was aided by my exposure to two wonderful school communities in the Law School and the Trinity Business School. In addition, having a small class size allowed me to get to know everyone quickly, and make friends for life. The flexibility and breadth of options this Business & Law Programme offers you cannot be understated - I truly cannot recommend it highly enough.
Computer Science and Business is a powerful combination in today’s world, where no business can compete without digitalisation. As a student, you are exposed to a great variety of disciplines, modules and learning opportunities that open up an array of careers paths. During this degree, I have had the opportunity to study software engineering, artificial intelligence, project management, accountancy, finance, organisational behaviour and more. In the final two years of Computer Science and Business, students are given a significant amount of choice when selecting their modules, allowing you to specialise in your area of interest. This degree is perfect for students with an entrepreneurial mindset, as it gives you a powerful toolkit to launch your own business. It also has seen students pursue careers in programming, project management, consulting, entrepreneurship, investment banking, teaching – to name but a few. Ultimately, a degree like Computer Science and Business allows students to develop their logic and reasoning skills, while learning how to best implement these in the working world. Computer science and business was a great choice for me and I cannot recommend it enough!