Entry Points (2017)
473

Course Overview

Commerce with Spanish 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 - H4 in a modern European language other than Irish or English
For A-Levels - Grade C in a continental language
Duration

4 years

Next start date

September 2018

A Level Grades (2017)

AAA (A-Level) & a (AS) or equivalent combination

Average intake

15

Closing Date

Next start date

September 2018

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY204

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
  • Spanish

Course Outline - Year 2

  • Spanish
  • 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
    • Information Systems & Project Management
    • The Psychology of Consumer Behaviour
    • Management of Organisational change

Course Outline - Year 3

Students follow courses in languages and business studies at a university in Spain.

Course Outline - Year 4

  • Ireland in the Global Economy
  • Business Strategy
  • Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise
  • French/German/Spanish/Italian
  • Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Plus a number of courses from the following:
    • Accounting & Performance Measurement
    • Economics and Public Policy
    • Management of Human Resources
    • Digital Business & Analytics
    • Marketing Management
    • Finance
    • Business Law 
    • International Business
    • Operations/Logistics  

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 MG326: Employee Relations: Rights And Obligations - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AY321: Management Accounting II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC369: Money And Banking - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC357: Development Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AY308: Taxation I - 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 MS218: Database Technologies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS403: IS Strategy & Planning - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MK311: The Marketing of Services - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW427: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AY325: International Financial Reporting II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MK314: Media & Marketing Communications - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG328: Human Resource Management - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IE309: Operations Research - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC345: Health Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MS321: Web & Interactive Media Design - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional LW423: Advanced Business Law - 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 SH355: Economic And Social Spanish III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AY319: Taxation II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AY322: Management Accounting III - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC386: Public Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional IE319: Operations Strategy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional LW356: Industrial And Intellectual Property Law - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional LW374: Banking Law - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AY314: Business Finance II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MS223: E-Business Strategy and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MS413: Cloud Computing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC429: Marine Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MK341: Brand Management - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional LW364: International Trade Law - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MK303: Global Marketing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional LW428: European Union Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AY326: International Financial Reporting III - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC382: International Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC362: Economics Of Financial Markets - 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 IE345: Logistics and Transportation - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MS319: Enterprise Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MG323: International Business - 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 SH358.II: Spanish Language III (Applied) - 15 Credits - Semester 8
Required FA318: Innovation, Creativity & Enterprise - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MG334: Strategic Management - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Further Education

Graduates can take 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 Spain.

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 and Economics
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F + 353 (0)91 494 546
E business@nuigalway.ie www.nuigalway.ie/commerce

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What Our Students Say

Jack

Jack Murray |   Final year student

The lecturers and tutors at NUI Galway are very engaged in delivering quality teaching and making sure that all students are satisfied with their learning. Studying the Spanish language opens up an incredible amount of opportunities in both the professional and social spheres. The teaching was done in a very intuitive way, using spoken classes as well as the grammar/writing classes to cover all aspects of the language and assure a deep understanding of it and its many facets. The economic and social Spanish classes also gave an insight into a complex and interesting culture. I spent my year abroad in Chile and it was without a doubt the most fulfilling and interesting year of my life. I met many amazing people, saw otherworldly landscapes and learned about a completely different business culture, all the while perfecting my Spanish. I feel this course has prepared me well for the working world by teaching me the values of being flexible and incorporating many elements into my work ethic, I feel I could adapt to almost any professional situation coming out of university.
Aidan

Aidan O'Sullivan-Ryan |   Final Year Student

The three biggest benefits from travelling to Chile are: 1) I now have friends all over the world and have a greater understanding of each culture 2) My Spanish has improved drastically! Also, I now see the difference in how Spanish is spoken in different areas. 3) I had three months to travel through South America during which I travelled through Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina with friends I had made during my first semester. Words can't describe how incredible that was.

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