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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
This course gives you maximum flexibility to study anytime, anywhere to achieve a Bachelor Degree in Commerce. This part time Bachelor of Commerce is a four-year course in business education, delivered mostly online. The course will help students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt to new business methods and contexts throughout their working life. Graduates will have a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of business and management and will have an opportunity to gain a more comprehensive grounding in specialist areas such as marketing, business analytics, innovation, entrepreneurship and E-Business.
Applications and Selections
This course is not available in 2018/2019.
Aplications will open in April 2019 for the 2019/2020 academic year.
Who Teaches this Course
Requirements and Assessment
While this course is primarily delivered online, on-campus attendance is required for induction and end of year exams. On-campus support in the form of workshops and tutorials will also be available in certain modules. The majority of learning will take place online.
Applicants should have a minimum of pass Mathematics at Leaving Certificate level or equivalent.
Applicants should have a minimum of pass Mathematics at Leaving Certificate level or equivalent. Entry requirements for part-time students can be found in our FAQs section (i.e. age, english language requirements etc.).
All students who have passed the Foundation Course in Business/Commerce are eligible for admission. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.
4 Year Degree
Next start date
A Level Grades ()
Next start date
Mode of study
180 ECTs (Degree)
Year 1 : Contemporary Management Thought, Economics, Introduction to Management Accounting, Introduction to Financial Accounting, Information Management for Business, Mathematics and Skills for Learning.
Year 2: Management Accounting, Managerial Economics, Macroeconomics, Business Law I, Foundations of Marketing Thought, Marketing Management, Organisational Psychology and Analysis and Statistics.
Students receive an online resource pack via Blackboard for each module, containing core learning materials. Some modules will require students to purchase a prescribed text. Students communicate with dedicated module lecturers and tutors via Blackboard. E-mail and telephone support is also available.
Further EducationOn completion of the part-time Bachelor of Commerce, graduates are eligible to apply for a place on a broad range of postgraduate courses at NUI Galway and further afield.
Why Choose This Course?
Bachelor of Commerce graduates are highly successful and go on to work in a wide variety of careers in business. Most of our current students have already started a career in business or hope to do so in the future. This course is particularly suited to those who wish to progress within their chosen field or move towards a different area of business with flexibility to study anytime, anywhere. It is also suited to managers who would like to develop their professional knowledge and skills, and entrepreneurs who wish to establish their own business.
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Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
A fees scholarship of up to 30% may be available for students who wish to upskill for the purposes of re-employment. Students must be registered as unemployed and in receipt of one of the following:
- Job-seekers Benefit
- Job-seekers Allowance
- One-parent family allowance
- Disability allowance
- Community Employment Scheme
- Carer’s Allowance
- Signing for social insurance contribution credits
Please download the 2018_19 Fees Scholarship Form for more information.
Find out More
Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development
Nuns’ Island, NUI Galway, Galway
Tel: 091 495786
What Our Students Say
Paul McLoughlin | Diploma in Management
...Returning to third level education after 25 years was daunting. However, through a combination of integrated course design, excellent tutorials, and the internet-based learning management system Blackboard, learning has become a pleasure and I have never felt that I am on my own...
Sheila Gethings | Graduate of B.Comm., 2010
...On-line support, through the Blackboard learning system, has made this course much easier than I expected. Information is accessible when it suits me so I can work at my own pace, fitting it in around my own lifestyle. Between the dedicated lecturers and the combined workplace experiences of the class, there is a wealth of knowledge to absorb. Everything I have learned is relevant to my job and has broadened my understanding of the workplace...
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Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2018 PDF (7.2 MB)
Postgraduate Research Prospectus 2018 PDF (4.6 MB)