The Business Department has a staff of twelve teachers who possess extensive expertise and experience.
Over the years staff members have been involved in curriculum development, teaching workshops, textbook and resource publication and in-career development which have contributed greatly to the collective wisdom. Coupled with this is a keen appreciation of the dynamics of an ever changing economic climate.Cathal Copeland and Lynn Dillon manage the business department, which strives to create the most effective learning environment for students. This is achieved by combining academic rigour, effective pedagogies and learning strategies with the latest information and communications technology (ICT). Continuous professional development plays an important role in ensuring that the business department keeps up-to-date with the latest developments in education. The department aims to develop 21st century skills such as problem solving, collaboration and innovation while being conscious of the personal development of each of our students. The topical nature of the business subjects ensures that the business department keeps up to date with the latest developments in the world of economics and business. The co-operative spirit generated by a professional, enthusiastic and highly committed group of educators is highly valued.
The Business Department has developed a number of initiatives to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the business subjects and their role in modern society. These include a Transition Year Dragons’ Den Competition which is enthusiastically supported by the College Union, regular visits to businesses such as Tech Group Europe, Hewlett Packard, Google, Ernest and Young and KPMG, as well as business trips to the London, Student Enterprise Awards, Mini Company Projects and the Commerce and Economics Society which hosts various events throughout the year.
Members of Department
1. Mr Cathal Copeland (Head of Department)
2. Ms Lynn Dillon (Assistant Head of Department)
3. Mr Sean Dunne
4. Mr Flor Madden
5. Mr Frank O’Sullivan
6. Mr Niall Toolan
7. Mr James Fitzsimons
8. Mr John Ryan
9. Mr John Morris
10. Mr Patrick O’Neill
11. Mr Mark Smyth
12. Mr Conrad Liddy (Willow Park)