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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 programme 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 programme in business education, delivered mostly online. The programme 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
The closing date is 4-August 2017
Early application is advised as offers will be made on a rolling basis.
A limited number of applications may be accepted after the official application closing date, subject to the availability of places.
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.
Proficiency in the use of computers and the internet is recommended. E-mail, internet and NUI Galway's virtual learning environment (VLE), Blackboard are in use throughout the course.
All applicants, whose first language is not English, or who have not been educated through the medium of the English language during their two most recent years of study, must present one of the following qualifications in the English language: IELTS: 6.5 or TOEFL (IBT): 92. Please see this webpage for further information: https://www.nuigalway.ie/international-students/english.html
4 Year Degree
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Mode of study
Mode of Study: Online learning with limited campus attendance requirement for workshops/tutorials, induction and end of term examinations.
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 programmes 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.
Who’s Suited to This Course
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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 2017_18 Fees Scholarship Form CALPD for more information.
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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