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This joint degree aims to give you a firm grounding 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. This exciting and highly sought-after degree equips you to work at the intersection between law, business and society, with four year’s intensive focus on many areas of overlapping interest between the two disciplines.
Student will be given a firm foundation in law through which they will a develop a critical understanding of both the legal framework of business activity and the economic and commercial context in which law operates. In contrast, the business studies course suite will look to provide the student with a firm understanding of business and organisation together with the functional areas that make up modern business management.
In the Freshman (first two) years you will study a variety of legal and business subjects (three modules in both years). The law modules include The Irish legal system, Torts, Constitutional law I, Criminal law, Contract law and Land law. The business modules in the firsttwo years include introductions to all the fundamentals of modern business and management, rom organisation behaviour to finance.
In the Junior Sophister year you take a combination of modules totalling 60 ECTS of which 20 must be from the School of Law (EU being a compulsory module) and 20 from Trinity Business School.
The remaining courses may be drawn from a list of optional courses from either law or business. The Law School offers a very broad range of modules in these two years, allowing students the ability to specialise in the area they are most interested, while Trinity Business School focuses on allowing you to advance in complementary modules, whether in organisational behaviour, human resource management or accounting.
Junior Freshman (1st Year)
Introduction to Organisation and Management
Senior Freshman (2nd Year)
Organisational Behaviour (1st semester)
Introduction to Marketing Principles (2nd semester)
Introduction to Accounting (1st semester)
Introduction to Finance (2nd semester)
Introduction to Operations Management (1st semester)
Creative Thinking, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Action (2nd semester)
Junior Sophister (3rd Year)
Management Accounting for Business Decisions
Human Resource Management
Business in Society
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development
Personal and Professional Development (2nd semester)
Introduction to Fixed-Income Securities and Alternative Investments (1st semester)
Surveying Finance (2nd semester)
Services Management (1st semester)
Digital Technology and Organisational Analysis (2nd semester)
Organisation Theory and Organisational Analysis (1st semester)
Advanced Topics in Organisation and Analysis (2nd semester)
Senior Sophister (4th Year)
Strategic Management: Theory and Practice
International Business & The Global Economy
Exploring Organisational Experience
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Financial Markets and the Corporate Sector
Advances in Marketing Theory and Practice
Managing New Product Development
Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation: Organisation and Management
Economic Policy and Business History
As part of the online application, applicants will also need to submit original or certified true* copies of:
- Final second level qualification results
- IELTS, Cambridge Advanced/Proficiency, TOEFL scores, for applicants whose first language is not English
- Academic transcripts for each year of third level study and all third level qualifications awarded
- SAT, AP or ACT scores (US and Canadian applicants only)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Application fee (non-refundable) and application fee payment form
Please note that where the statement of examination results is in a language other than English, applicants should submit a certified true translation of the statement along with a certified true copy of their original results with the application.
*A certified true copy is a photocopy of an original document that has been signed and stamped by a school principal or other official.
The following are some examples of awards, scholarships and prizes in the School of Business:
Foundation scholarship is a College institution with a long history and high prestige. The examination for the award of scholarship is set and assessed so as to select students of outstanding ability. Foundation Scholarship is a College institution with a long history and high prestige. Some of our greatest alumni – such as Edmund Burke, Samuel Beckett, and Mary Robinson - were Scholars. It is a distinctive feature of student life here at Trinity and now is the opportunity for Senior Freshman students to join the ranks of Trinity Scholars.
The objective of the Foundation Scholarship examination is to identify students who, at a level of evaluation appropriate to the Senior Freshman year, can consistently demonstrate exceptional knowledge and understanding of their subjects.
Scholars enjoy significant benefits including Commons free of charge, rooms free of charge for up to nine months of the year and, where a student is not in receipt of outside scholarships or grants, fee remission for up to five years to the value of the EU fee level.
Foundation scholars are elected annually on the result of an examination held in the week before the start of Hilary term with the results announced on Trinity Monday.
Trinity Business Student of the Year
The Trinity Business Alumni/Bank of Ireland Business Student of the year award is presented annually to the student who not only excels academically but has also ‘given more than they have taken’ from the economy and society.
David Feldman Prize
This prize was founded in 1985 by a gift from David Feldman, a Business graduate. The purpose of the prize is to encourage business students to adopt a broad philosophical attitude to issues and challenges in the business world. The prize will be awarded annually to a Sophister or postgraduate student in business studies. It will be based on a dissertation or project judged by the examiners to demonstrate the application of philosophical thought, logical argument, as well as metaphysical and perhaps ethical approach to the understanding of business.
Patrick O'Sullivan Prize
This prize was founded in 2009 by a gift from Patrick O'Sullivan's family. Patrick is a graduate of the Business School and retired in 2009 as Vice Chairman and Chief Growth Officer of Zurich Financial Services. The prize is awarded annually, on the recommendation of Trinity Business School, to the candidate who performs at the highest level in the Senior Sophister course inExploring Organisational Experiences.
Abd El-Motaal Book Prize
This prize was founded in 1965 by a gift from Mostafa H.B. Abd El-Motaal, our former Lecturer in Accounting. It is awarded annually to the best student in financial and management accounting and financial reporting and analysis.
Price Waterhouse Coopers Prize
The award was founded in 1966 by Craig, Gardner & Co., Chartered Accountants. Two prizes are awarded to the Senior Sophister students who obtain first class honors at the annual degree examination, provided they obtain at least a second class (first division) mark in financial reporting and analysis. The prizewinners are invited to apply to the firm for Articles.
Trinity Business Alumni Prize
This prize was founded in 1993 by the Trinity Business Alumni. It is awarded to the student whose project, submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the final B.B.S. degree examination, is ranked by the court of examiners as the best overall project submitted by a B.B.S. candidate, conditional upon a minimum second class (first division) grade having been achieved overall and in the project.
A new landscape
In our global economy, businesses now deal with more complex issues concerning government regulations and international trade policies, and the law has had to grapple with constantly evolving commercial organisations and business practices. With the growth in the size of legal practices and the expansion of the work of the legal profession into areas of mergers, acquisitions and taxation, the work of legal graduates and business graduates have blended in many aspects. This degree recognizes this shifting landscape and equips students to understand the relationship between law and business, applying legal and business concepts and practices to solve legal, business and management problems.
Trinity School of Law
The School of Law, Trinity College Dublin attracts students of the highest caliber. Its commitment to rigorous legal scholarship has placed it at the forefront of legal research in Ireland means that it is ranked in the top 100 Law Schools in the world. The Law School at Trinity specializes in teaching and research in a great many areas of law that pertain to business, including trade union law, intellectual property law and food law.
Law and Business students have also the opportunity to develop their academic careers in one of our partner programmes abroad in the third year of their studies. You can apply to both Non-EU and European Erasmus exchanges via the Law School with the selected universities in Ohio, Strasbourg, Rouen, Uppsala, Madrid, Louvain, Berlin, Tubingen and Mainz. You can also apply for College-wide exchange via the International Admissions and Study Abroad Office to University of Queensland.
Preparation for a Legal Career
Note that a Law and Business degree does not allow you to practise law as a barrister or solicitor without further study. However, if who would like to pursue a career in the legal profession, you will have the opportunity to study all of the subjects required by the professional bodies in Ireland during this degree.
The Student Experience
As well as an extremely lively and engaged set of Business student societies, Law and Business students also immerse themselves in the world of D.U. Law Society, the second biggest society in Trinity College, with fortnightly debates, mock trails and guest speakers. Students also assist with fund-raising for a free legal advice centre , and produce the first student-run law journal in Ireland, the Trinity College Law Review (T.C.L.R.)