NUI Galway Business Students Get Global Experience

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Bachelor of Commerce (Global Experience) students pictured at the launch of the NUI Galway - Deloitte partnership.
Bachelor of Commerce (Global Experience) students pictured at the launch of the NUI Galway - Deloitte partnership.

NUI Galway has announced new partnerships with a multitude of new universities worldwide as part of the new Bachelor of Commerce (Global Experience) programme at J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics.

NUI Galway now partners with over 60 universities across the globe across all their business programmes, and are committed to providing students with a global education. Numbers on the Global Experience programme have increased significantly, and it is expected that 135 students will partake on a study abroad during the forthcoming academic year.

Some of the new partner universities include:Aichi Shukutoku University, Nagakute-City, Japan

  • Kobe University, Japan
  • Pusan National University, Korea
  • Nanjin University of AA, China
  • Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
  • University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Susquehanna University, Pennsylvania, USA
  • University of Redlands, California, USA
  • Karlstad University, Sweden
  • University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • University of Florence, Italy

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 and/or study abroad. In final year, students specialise in one of the following nine streams: Accounting and Performance Measurement; Economics and Public Policy; Management of Human Resources; Marketing Management; Digital Business and Analytics; Finance; Business Law; Enterprise or International Business.

“This degree offers the unique opportunity of a work placement and a study abroad in the same year, while still delivering a broad business degree combined with a business specialism in final year. This programme is designed to prepare students for the challenges of working in today’s global business environment”, explained Programme Director, Dr Gerard Turley.

Dr Ann Torres, Vice-Dean of Internationalisation at NUI Galway, said: “In order to flourish future business graduates will need to adapt to an ever more global work environment. Global business requires globally confident and culturally aware graduates. The Bachelor of Commerce (Global Experience) course responds to the needs of employers and will produce highly sought after graduates in all areas of business.”

Deloitte has also partnered with NUI Galway on this globally focused course, and will provide funding over five years to support students while studying abroad, Insight Days at Deloitte offices, Internships, and Career Mentoring Opportunities will also be provided. Students will also be recognised as ‘Deloitte Global Scholars’

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Keywords: Press.

Author: Marketing and Communications Office, NUI Galway
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