Entry Points (2017)
476

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.    

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 2018

A Level Grades (2017)

A*A*A & c(AS) or equivalent combination

Average intake

15

Closing Date

Next start date

September 2018

NFQ level

8

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY202

PAC 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

Modules for 2017-18

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.
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 MS323: User Experience Design - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AY308: Taxation I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC345: Health Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC369: Money And Banking - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC357: Development Economics - 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 MK3100: Qualitative Marketing Research - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MK3101: Cases in Marketing Strategy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW3103: Consumer Law and Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS110: Business Systems Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC3101: Microeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW3105: Medical Device Law and Regulation - 5 Credits - Semester 8
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
Required EC423: Ireland in the Global Economy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR355: French - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS413: Cloud Computing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MS223: E-Business Strategy and Practice - 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 EC382: International 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 EC3100: Economics and Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MK3103: Digital Marketing Planning - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MK3102: Marketing Analytics & Research - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional LW356: Industrial And Intellectual Property Law - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional LW374: Banking Law - 5 Credits - Semester 8
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
Required MG334: Strategic Management - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required FA318: Innovation, Creativity & 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 will be eligible for postgraduate programmes in all of the core business disciplines.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

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.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

In year three of this programme students study courses in language and business at a university in France.

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,822 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Tuition

€2,598 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Non EU

€12,750 p.a. 2017/18
EU Fees 2017/18:
- 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
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What Our Students Say

Sarah

Sarah Whelan |   HR Shared Services Specialist Groupon EMEA

...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 |   Final Year Student

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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