Undergraduate
BComm Commerce (International with French)

NUI Galway

Course Overview


The international year provides students with the opportunity to experience a new culture and build a network of global connections. You will also develop your cross cultural awareness and communication skills.

• This exciting four-year course in Commerce with a modern French will allow you to develop your language skills and live abroad while gaining valuable insights into international business and culture.
• It is the ideal international qualification for students who want to build an exciting career in another country or in an international firm, or who wish to significantly expand their career choices.
• The large range of subjects in the first two years of the programme give students a broad knowledge of business and allows them to decide which area of business is best for them.
• In third year, students spend a year abroad studying modules in languages and business at an approved university. Students have the opportunity to study abroad at some of the world’s most elite universities and business schools, and gain an alternative perspective on education in another country.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

4 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

In year three of this programme students study courses in language and business at a university in France, during which you will significantly enhance both your linguistic abilities and your intercultural skills.


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

15

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 16,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • 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.
  • Final year students in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics are provided with the opportunity to put the business knowledge they have gained through their studies into practice through a module in Innovation: Creativity and Enterprise (ICE).
  • In year three of this programme students study courses in language and business at a university in France, during which you will significantly enhance both your linguistic abilities and your intercultural skills.
  • Developed in conjunction with entrepreneur Pádraig O’Céidigh.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum 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 recognized for entry purposes.

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

  1. For Leaving Certificate: H3 in French
  2. For A-Levels: Grade B in French

Career Prospects


French is rated as the third most useful language for business, behind only English and Chinese. Our students acquire a high level of communication skills, finding employment in a wide variety of situations, both in Ireland and abroad, including education, administration, media, marketing, translation and interpreting. 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.

Notes


Innovation: Creativity and Enterprise (ICE) – A partnership with business to drive innovation with students.

Final year students in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics are provided with the opportunity to put the business knowledge they have gained through their studies into practice through a module in Innovation: Creativity and Enterprise (ICE). Developed in conjunction with entrepreneur Pádraig O’Céidigh, the module involves partnering with local business leaders to provide opportunities for all students to engage in projects, requiring them to innovate in a variety of interesting areas in a business or community setting. More than 30 local business and community leaders get involved each year, mentoring students in group-based projects, requiring them to innovate in a variety of interesting areas.