Entry Points (2019)
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Course Overview

  • This exciting four-year course in Commerce with a modern French will allow you to develop your language skills and live abroad while gaining valuable insights into international business and culture.
  • It is the ideal international qualification for students who want to build an exciting career in another country or in an international firm, or who wish to significantly expand their career choices.
  • The large range of subjects in the first two years of the programme give students a broad knowledge of business and allows them to decide which area of business is best for them.
  • In third year, students spend a year abroad studying modules in languages and business at an approved university. Students have the opportunity to study abroad at some of the world’s most elite universities and business schools, and gain an alternative perspective on education in another country. The international year provides students with the opportunity to experience a new culture and build a network of global connections. You will also develop your cross cultural awareness and communication skills.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

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. 


Additional Requirements

For Leaving Certificate - H3 in French
For A-Levels - Grade B in French
Duration

4 years

Next start date

September 2019

A Level Grades (2019)

nuigalway.ie/alevels

Average intake

15

Closing Date

NFQ level

8

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY202

Course code

Course Outline

Course Outline - Year 1

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

Course Outline - Year 2

  • French
  • Inferential Statistical Methods for Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Applied Microeconomics for Business
  • Management Accounting I
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Business Finance I or Work & Employment Relations
  • Macroeconomics & the Business Environment or Business Law I
  • Plus one optional subject from the following:
    • International Financial Reporting I
    • Economics of Public Policy
    • Introduction to Financial Economics
    • Advances Statistical Methods for Business
    • Management of Organisational Change
    • The Psychology of Consumer Behaviour
    • Information Systems & Project Management

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
  • Business Strategy
  • Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise
  • French
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Plus the opportunity to choose courses from the following areas:
    • Accounting & Performance Measurement
    • Economics and Public Policy
    • Management of Human Resources
    • Management Information Systems
    • Marketing Management
    • Business Law
    • Operations/Logistics  
    • Digital Business and Analytics
    • International Business
    • Enterprise

Curriculum Information

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
Subject
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 4 (60 Credits)

Optional MS321: Web & Interactive Media Design - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW423: Advanced Business Law - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MK314: Media & Marketing Communications - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MK311: The Marketing of Services - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG326: Employee Relations: Rights And Obligations - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW427: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG328: Human Resource Management - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS325: Contemporary Project Management - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS414: Business Intelligence and Analytics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AY308: Taxation I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS323: User Experience Design - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC345: Health Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC369: Money And Banking - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AY321: Management Accounting II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AY325: International Financial Reporting II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IE309: Operations Research - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS218: Database Technologies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS403: IS Strategy & Planning - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MK3101: Cases in Marketing Strategy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC3101: Microeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC388: Environmental And Natural Resource Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ME5102: Quality Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC3105: Econometrics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG3101: Contemporary Issues in Work and Organisations - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW229: Company Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SBE3002: Entrepreneurship - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW333: Comparative Competition Law - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC382: International Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW374: Banking Law - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MK3104: Marketing Research - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SBE3006: Entrepreneurial Finance - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SBE3000: Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW383: Information Technology Law - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EC423: Ireland in the Global Economy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR355: French - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC357: Development Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional IE345: Logistics and Transportation - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional LW428: European Union Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MK303: Global Marketing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC429: Marine Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MG323: International Business - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MS319: Enterprise Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC362: Economics Of Financial Markets - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC386: Public Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AY322: Management Accounting III - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AY319: Taxation II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AY314: Business Finance II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AY326: International Financial Reporting III - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional IE319: Operations Strategy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MK341: Brand Management - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MK3103: Digital Marketing Planning - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional LW356: Industrial And Intellectual Property Law - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW364: International Trade Law - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3102: Macroeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MG3100: Human Resource Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MG3102: Work in a Global Context - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional LW231: Company Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3104: Agricultural and Food Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MS4101: Implementing Digital Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3100: Economics and Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3103: Behavioural Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MK3105: Marketing Analytics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SBE3007: Entrepreneurial Leadership and Management - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional LW3122: Law and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MG3103: Business Strategy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required SBE3001: Innovation: Creativity and Enterprise - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required FR356: French - 15 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MK316: Social and Non-Profit Marketing - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Further Education

Graduates can also go on to select from a range of postgraduate programmes in their chosen discipline at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

French is rated as the third most useful language for business, behind only English and Chinese. Our students acquire a high level of communication skills, finding employment in a wide variety of situations, both in Ireland and abroad, including education, administration, media, marketing, translation and interpreting. Graduates of this programme have found employment in: EU institutions, accounting, management consultancy, marketing, human resource management, finance (including banking & insurance), and economic policy advisory services.

Why Study French?
  • French is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, both as a first language, mainly in Europe and North America, and as a second language globally, including many parts of Africa.
  • Students of French acquire a high level of written and spoken skills so that they can communicate accurately and effectively.
International Study Abroad

In year three of this programme students study courses in language and business at a university in France, during which you will significantly enhance both your linguistic abilities and your intercultural skills.

Click here to see where your Commerce degree can take you in the world!

Innovation: Creativity and Enterprise  (ICE) - A partnership with business to drive innovation with students

Final year students in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics are provided with the opportunity to put the business knowledge they have gained through their studies into practice through a module in Innovation: Creativity and Enterprise (ICE). Developed in conjunction with entrepreneur Pádraig O’Céidigh, the module involves partnering with local business leaders to provide opportunities for all students to engage in projects, requiring them to innovate in a variety of interesting areas in a business or community setting. More than 30 local business and community leaders get involved each year, mentoring students in group-based projects, requiring them to innovate in a variety of interesting areas.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,822 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Tuition

€2,598 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Non EU

€16,750 p.a. 2020/21

EU Fees 2019/20:
- 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.

Find out More

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


What Our Students Say

Sarah

Sarah Whelan |   HR Generalist at Arup Engineering Consultants

...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...
David

David O' Malley |   Audit Trainee at KPMG

I spent my year abroad in Montpellier, France. The fact that I would have a year abroad was one of the main reasons as to why I decided to pick Commerce with French in the first place. It was an unbelievable experience. Living in France and speaking French to French people on a daily basis improved both my confidence and language skills immensely. My Erasmus year gave me the opportunity to make a lot of friends from all over the world who I am still in contact with today. I was also fortunate enough to travel during my year abroad. I got to see Barcelona play in the Nou Camp and see Ireland play France in Paris.

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