Entry Points (2018)
420

Course Overview

Commerce is a very flexible programme that covers all business areas before a student chooses a specialism in final year in one of the following:

Business Law: This stream focuses on law specifically in a business context. It is targeted at students with a particular interest in the legal aspects of business. A range of law subjects are available, including Business Law, Company Law and European Union Law. Students who successfully complete this stream and wish to further specialise in law will be eligible to apply for the LLB.

Accounting & Performance Measurement: Students study accounting and accounting-related modules, positioning them for a career in accountancy and related areas. Depending on the modules chosen, exemptions are available to successful students in the professional accountancy bodies’ exams. In addition, students may apply for entry, on a competitive basis, to the Master of Accounting (MAcc) programme at NUI Galway or equivalent postgraduate accounting programmes in other universities.

Economics & Public Policy: Students can apply their economic theory to modules as diverse as the economics of globalisation, the economics of money and finance, and health and environmental economics. Economics specialist students are well placed to undertake either postgraduate research at home or abroad, or to embark on a variety of careers in business and economic policy analysis.

Management of Human Resources: This specialisation focuses on the management of the human factor in organisations, exploring the nature of the employment relationship and the rights and obligations of the parties involved. It also focuses on the theoretical bases for the best utilisation of human resources (HR). It is targeted at students with a particular interest in the human aspect of organisations and those intending to develop a career in the HR management area.

Marketing Management: This specialisation provides an excellent foundation in a range of key and popular marketing topics, such as media and marketing communications, brand management, marketing analytics and research, digital marketing planning, the marketing of services  and global marketing. The discipline’s research programme enhances each subject’s content, ensuring it is taught to world-class standards.

Digital Business & Analytics: This specialisation focuses on the implementation, use and management of information systems within business. It contains practice-based modules that teach students how to create IS using database technology, web design technology and computer programming languages. It also provides modules that enable students to investigate how to manage IS within business. Students will be well positioned to secure jobs as management consultants specialising in IS or to work within the IS department of a business.

Finance: This specialisation focuses on a diverse range of important contemporary topics in national and international finance, including international monetary systems, banking, exchange rates, financing and investment decisions, taxation, financial reporting, investments and issues of financial management inherent in managing multinational corporations and institutions. Students will be readily employable in private sector financial services firms as well as both Irish and international public sector financial institutions.

International Business: This specialisation focuses on managing people, diversity in culture and how to effectively lead and manage in a global marketplace. The specialisation focuses on developing knowledge and expertise in international business and cross-cultural management and provides students with the knowledge and skills required for a career in international management and multinational corporations as well as other organisations. Using a multidisciplinary approach, students develop their cultural awareness skills and understand how to operate effectively in a dynamic global business environment.

The programme provides students with a mix of large lectures and smaller group tutorials where they can ask further questions and get help with coursework.  Our lecturers’ links with industry ensure that the programme is up-todate, relevant and useful to today’s graduates and employers.  Specially tailored modules such as Skills for Business which is now taken by second year students. This one–semester module is designed to improve student employability and preparation for the workplace by developing a set of practical skills that form the basis for effective working life. The programme allows students to work individually and in groups on different projects which are relevant to the ever-changing and dynamic business environment, thus developing their business and interpersonal skills.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

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

Duration

3 years

Next start date

September 2019

A Level Grades (2018)

AAB or equivalent combination

Average intake

285

Closing Date

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY201

Course code

Course Outline

Please see the Bachelor of Commerce page for a full list of available courses.

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 3 (60 Credits)

Optional AY308: Taxation I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC369: Money And Banking - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional AY325: International Financial Reporting II - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW427: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC357: Development Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EC345: Health Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MS403: IS Strategy & Planning - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MK3101: Cases in Marketing Strategy - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MK3100: Qualitative Marketing Research - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional IE309: Operations Research - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MK311: The Marketing of Services - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MG328: Human Resource Management - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MG326: Employee Relations: Rights And Obligations - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW423: Advanced Business Law - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional AY321: Management Accounting II - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MK314: Media & Marketing Communications - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MS218: Database Technologies - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MS414: Business Intelligence and Analytics - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MS325: Contemporary Project Management - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CI300: Doing Business in China - Language & Culture 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MS323: User Experience Design - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MS321: Web & Interactive Media Design - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC3101: Microeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC388: Environmental And Natural Resource Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional ME5102: Quality Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC3105: Econometrics - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MG3101: Contemporary Issues in Work and Organisations - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW229: Company Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SBE3002: Entrepreneurship - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MS222: Decision Modelling and Analytics - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW333: Comparative Competition Law - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required SBE3000: Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required EC423: Ireland in the Global Economy - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW3105: Medical Device Law and Regulation - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MK303: Global Marketing - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional IE345: Logistics and Transportation - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MK341: Brand Management - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EC429: Marine Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CI301: Doing Business in China - Language & Culture 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional AY319: Taxation II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional AY314: Business Finance II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EC362: Economics Of Financial Markets - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EC386: Public Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EC382: International Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW428: European Union Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional AY326: International Financial Reporting III - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional IE319: Operations Strategy - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MG323: International Business - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MS319: Enterprise Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional AY322: Management Accounting III - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW364: International Trade Law - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW374: Banking Law - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional LW356: Industrial And Intellectual Property Law - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MK3102: Marketing Analytics & Research - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MK3103: Digital Marketing Planning - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EC3102: Macroeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MG3100: Human Resource Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MG3102: Work in a Global Context - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional LW231: Company Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MS4101: Implementing Digital Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MS4100: Advanced Research Topics in Information Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EC3104: Agricultural and Food Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required SBE3001: Innovation: Creativity and Enterprise - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required MG3103: Business Strategy - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Further Education

Bachelor of Commerce graduates who have taken the law stream can be admitted to the post graduate LL.B programme to complete a full law degree. They can be exempt from first year of the programme provided they have completed the required number of modules through the law stream.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be very well-positioned to pursue a career in many business related areas such as:

  • Accounting
  • Management Consultancy
  • Taxation
  • Commercial Advisory Services
  • Economic Policy Advisory Services
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Finance (including Banking & Insurance)
  • Personnel Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Public Relations

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,822 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Tuition

€2,598 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€12,750 p.a. 2018/19
EU Fees 2018/19:
- 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

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What Our Students Say

Siobhan

Siobhan Allaeddini |   Bachelor of Commerce

...I chose to study Commerce because essentially, it is the core of any career. Everything revolves around business and economics and I know that in studying this course I will be more than equipped to enter the working world, no matter what field I may end up in...
Siobhán

Siobhán McGinty |   Bachelor of Commerce

...I studied Commerce and specialised in Marketing. I really enjoyed it as the class was small and the lecturers got to know you individually, which I feel really aids your learning. I hope to work in advertising, and have recently received the GlaxoSmithKline Prize for Excellence in Marketing. Life at NUI Galway is amazing and I love every minute of it! There are so many social outlets on-campus, the clubs and societies are a great way of developing social skills and getting to know people...