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.
• Graduates of this programme not only have a great business qualification but also an international language. This international experience and qualification is highly sought after in today’s competitive global job market.
• 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. 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.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
4 Years Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
In the Third Year students follow courses in Spanish and in the area of business studies at a university in Spain, Mexico and Chili. Their studies are supervised by their coordinator in Spanish at NUI Galway and by coordinators in our partner universities. Students find this year stimulating and enjoyable; working side by side with Spanish-speaking students they benefit greatly, both intellectually and personally, from the experience. Students may be attached to one of the following universities: Alcalá de Henares, Deusto (Bilbao), Granada, León, Salamanca, Valencia and Valladolid in Spain, FEN in Santiago de Chile or UNAM in Mexico City.
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- Graduates of the B Comm (International) at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics are highly successful and sought after in all areas of Business.
- Graduates with a degree in Spanish also often work as teachers or they find employment in areas such as journalism, television, radio, media, arts administration.
- Graduates go on to work in a variety of careers including: EU institutions such as The European Central Bank, The Diplomatic Service and The European Parliament, Accounting both professional practice and industry.
- Graduates with good language skills are in demand by local, national and multinational businesses.
How to Apply
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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
- 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.
Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19
Special Entry Requirements
- Leaving Certificate: H4 in a modern European language other than Irish or English
- A-Levels: Grade C in a continental language
Graduates of the B Comm (International) at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics are highly successful and sought after in all areas of Business. Graduates go on to work in a variety of careers including • EU institutions such as The European Central Bank, The Diplomatic Service and The European Parliament • Accounting – both professional practice and industry. • Management Consultancy • Taxation • Commercial Advisory Services • Economic Policy Advisory Services • Marketing • Human Resource Management • Information Systems Management • Finance (including Banking & Insurance) • Information Systems Management.
Graduates with a degree in Spanish also often work as teachers or they find employment in areas such as journalism, television, radio, media, arts administration, interpreting, technical translation, multilingual secretarial and reception work, tourism and the diplomatic service.
Graduates with good language skills are in demand by local, national and multinational businesses.
BComm (General) and BComm (Global Experience) –Spanish Option:
The Spanish language option is also open to first year students of the general BComm programme at Beginners and Advanced level. Students who pass their first year Spanish examination and after consultation with the Spanish department can then choose to transfer to second year BComm International with Spanish.