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Commerce (Global Experience)
Course OverviewThe Bachelor of Commerce (Global Experience) degree is a new four-year comprehensive business course, where students complete modules from all different areas of business in the first two years of the degree. In year three students undertake a work placement, study abroad or a combination of the work placement and study abroad. In final year students specialise in one stream, from Accounting & Performance Measurement, Economics & Public Policy, Management of Human Resources, Marketing Management, Digital Business & Analytics, Finance, Business Law or International Business. The aim of the programme is to give students the necessary knowledge, skills, networks and experience to succeed in the business world, but also in their workplace, work-life and communities.
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Who Teaches this Course
Requirements and Assessment
Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
Next start date
A Level Grades (2016)
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Mode of study
- Introduction to Management Accounting/Financial Accounting
- Business Information Systems andInformationManagement for Business
- Mathematics and Statistics for Business
- Foundations of Marketing Thought
- Contemporary Management Thought
- Choice between a language (Spanish, Germanor Italian) or Skills for Success and Business Law I
- Inferential Statistical Methods for Business
- Marketing Management
- Organisational Psychology
- Applied Microeconomics for Business
- Management Accounting I
- Skills for Business
- Business Finance I
- Work and Employment Relations
- Macroeconomics and the Business Environment
- Information and Operations Management
Plus two optional modules from the following:
- International Financial Reporting I
- Introduction to Financial Economics
- Economics of Public Policy
- The Psychology of Consumer Behaviour
- Information Systems and Project Management
- Advanced Statistical Methods for Business
- Management of Organisational Change
- Business Law II
- Doing Business in China - Chinese Language & Culture I
- One semester studying abroad in the USA, Australia, China/Hong Kong or Europe and one semester on work placement in Ireland, or
- Full academic year of study abroad,or Full academic year of work placement
- Ireland in the Global Economy
- Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Business Strategy
- Innovation: Creativity and Enterprise
Specialise in a business discipline/stream:
- Accounting & Performance Measurement
- Economics & Public Policy
- Management of Human Resources
- Digital Business & Analytics
- Marketing Management
- Business Law
- International Business
In addition to the above listed disciplines/streams, students may take optional modules from a list of electives.
Modules are assessed by means of continuous assessment/assignments and/or final/terminal exam.
Graduates can take specialist postgraduate programmes, which are available in all of the core business disciplines.
Accounting graduates may be eligible for admission to the Master of Accounting programme at NUI Galway or elsewhere. Graduates of the Masters of Accounting programme are eligible for significant exemptions from the professional examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland, and are required to pass only the Institute's Final Admitting Examination prior to being admitted to Associate membership of the Institute.
Why Choose This Course?
Who’s Suited to This Course
Students taking the B Comm (Global Experience) (GY209) undertake study abroad in year 3 of the programme.. Our current partner universities offer students the opportunity to study through English in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. Hear what some of our students thought of this year here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLmDkCF6Tvo
International Study Abroad Partner Universities
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Fees: Student Contribution
Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy: €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.
What Our Students Say
Patrick Hynes-Foy | Sales Analyst at Aerogen
Choosing to do the BComm International Experience year has undoubtedly been one of the best decisions of my young life. I was fortunate enough to have an amazing internship which has led to me securing a full-time position with the company in Chicago. Being able to move to the United States to work with an Irish company from Galway combines the best of both worlds and it will allow me to travel home on business and see my family and friends. Everyone who took part in the international year gained invaluable professional and personal development and not one person would have changed their decision if given a second chance. Read more about Patrick’s Work Placement experience: https://jecairnes.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/bcomm-global-experience-patrickss-placement-blog/
Ryan Ludden | Marketing Specialist, Aviva
The work placement provided me with an incredible amount of confidence and drive to enhance my career in Marketing going forward and the learnings taken from this programme are still being applied first hand today in my current marketing role. https://jecairnes.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/bcomm-global-experience-ryans-placement-blog/
What Employers Say
Majella Mungovan | B Comm, Facebook EMEA Finance Director
...I am a huge advocate of the new four year Commerce degree. At Facebook we have a saying ‘fortune favors the bold’ - be bold. Take the opportunity to experience new cultures or work environments and come back with stories to tell. Our world is changing at an unprecedented speed, to flourish future graduates will need to adapt to an ever more global work environment. Since leaving NUI Galway my career has taken me to Deloitte, Microsoft & Facebook but I look back fondly on those years...