Bachelor of Commerce (International with French)

College of Business, Public Policy, & Law

Course overview

Commerce with French allows students to further their language skills and live abroad while gaining valuable experience of international business. It is the ideal qualification for students who want to build a career in another European Union country or in an international firm.    

Key facts

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade HC3 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at H or O level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, Mathematics and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Additional requirements

For Leaving Certificate - HB3 in French
For A-Levels - Grade B in French

Duration: 4 years

Next start date: September 2013

Entry points(2012): range 495 - 565

A Level Grades (2012): A*A* A (A-Level) & b (AS) or equivalent combination

Average intake: 15

NFQ level: 8

Course outline

Course Outline - Year 1

  • Principles of Microeconomics/Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Management Accounting/Financial Accounting
  • Business Information Systems and Management
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Business
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Management
  • French


Course Outline - Year 2

  • French
  • Statistical Methods for Business
  • Action Marketing
  • Managerial Economics
  • Management Accounting I
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Finance I or Employment Relations
  • Macroeconomics or Business Law
  • Plus one optional subject from the following:
    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Management Information Systems
    • Mathematics

Course Outline - Year 3

  • Students follow courses in languages and business studies at a university in France.

Course Outline - Year 4

  • Ireland in the Global Economy
  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise
  • French
  • Plus the opportunity to choose courses from the following areas:
    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Management of Human Resources
    • Management Information Systems
    • Marketing
    • Law
    • Operations/Logistics  

Further education

Graduates will be eligible for postgraduate programmes in all of the core business disciplines.

Find out more

The JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics
T + 353 (0)91 492 612
F + 353 (0)91 494 546
E business@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/commerce

CAO code

GY202

Fees for this course

EU (Total): €5,822 p.a. 2014/15 (Inclusive of Levy & SCC)
 - Tuition: €2,848 p.a. 2014/15
 - Student contribution: €2,750 p.a. 2014/15
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2014/15
Non-EU (Total): €12,750 p.a. 2014/15

EU Fees:
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €2,750 - 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.

Current Students

Sarah Whelan

B Comm (International)

"...I chose the B Comm International with German at NUI Galway. Being in a global business world also means that having a language other than English is very important. The B Comm International has definitely helped me develop my language and business skills. Along with learning all the important business terms in German, I also improved my writing and spelling skills in German. The course coordinator was fantastic. She gave us so much help and advice. All the lecturers were always very approachable and helpful..."