St Columb's College
Business Studies


Welcome to the Business Studies Department. Business Studies helps students understand more about how and why businesses operate in the way they do. Students are able to relate what they study to everyday activities, such as purchasing goods and the news reported in the media.

Business Studies can open up a wide range of opportunities for further learning. As well as developing students’ knowledge and understanding of the world of business, this subject helps students develop a wide range of skills such as: decision-making, project management, interpreting and managing information, and devising solutions to problems and issues.

Our aims are:
To maintain and/or stimulate student curiosity, interest, and enjoyment of Business Studies.
To enable students to be familiar with a body of Business knowledge, principles, and vocabulary.
To develop high levels of achievement and academic success in the subject area.


  • Miss L McErlaine (Head of Department)
  • Mrs D Leonard
  • Miss L McCrory
  • Mrs P McNulty

Courses Offered

GCSE Business Studies
A- Level Professional Business Services
BTEC Business Studies Extended Certificate (Single Award)
BTEC Business Studies Diploma (Double Award)