Bachelor of Commerce (Gaeilge)

College of Business, Public Policy, & Law
J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

Course overview

Commerce with Gaeilge allows students to further their language skills, study in the Gaeltacht for a semester, gain valuable work experience and learn about all aspects of business. It is the ideal qualification for students who want to build a career in business while also further their knowledge of the Irish language.  

All business subjects are taught through English.

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 Gaeilge, English, another language, Mathematics and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. 

Additional requirements

For Leaving Certificate - HC3 in Gaeilge

Duration: 4 years

Next start date: September 2016

Entry points(2015): 430

A Level Grades (2015): ABC & a (AS) or equivalent combination

Average intake: 15

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
  • Gaeilge

Course Outline - Year 2

  • Gaeilge
  • 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 spend one semester on work placement and one semester studying through the medium of Irish in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua.

Course Outline - Year 4

  • Ireland in the Global Economy
  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise
  • Gaeilge
  • Plus a number of courses from the following:
    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Management of Human Resources
    • Management Information Systems
    • Marketing
    • Law
    • Operations/Logistics  

Further education

Graduates can take postgraduate programmes in all of the core business disciplines, the Irish language, education or translation.

Find out more

The JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics
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Fees for this course

EU (Total): €5,822 p.a. 2015/16
 - Tuition: €2,598 p.a. 2015/16
 - Student contribution: €3,000 p.a. 2015/16
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2015/16
Non-EU (Total): €12,750 p.a. 2015/16

EU Fees 2015/16:

- 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.

Employer View

“I welcome this new, exciting and innovative programme. Throughout my business career An Gaeilge has always opened doors for me and I can see many added career opportunities for those who study a combination of Commerce agus An Gaeilge.”

Pádraig O’Céidigh– Entrepreneur