Commerce is a very flexible programme that covers all business areas before a student chooses a specialism in final year in one of the following:
• Accounting & Performance Measurement: Students study accounting and accounting-related modules, positioning them for a career in accountancy and related areas.
• Economics & Public Policy: Students can apply their economic theory to modules as diverse as the economics of globalization, the economics of money and finance, and health and environmental economics.
• Management of Human Resources: This specialization focuses on the management of the human factor in organisations, exploring the nature of the employment relationship and the rights and obligations of the parties involved.
• Marketing Management: This specialization provides an excellent foundation in a range of key and popular marketing topics, such as media and marketing communications, brand management, marketing analytics and research, digital marketing planning, the marketing of services and global marketing.
• Digital Business & Analytics: This specialization focuses on the implementation, use and management of information systems within business.
• Finance: This specialization focuses on a diverse range of important contemporary topics in national and international finance, including international monetary systems, banking, exchange rates, financing and investment decisions, taxation, financial reporting, investments and issues of financial management inherent in managing multinational corporations and institutions.
• Business Law: This specialization focuses on the legal aspects of business. Students taking this stream will study core aspects of the law as it relates to commercial activity, such as Company Law.
• International Business: This specialization focuses on managing people, diversity in culture and how to effectively lead and manage in a global marketplace.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
3 Years Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
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 will be very well-positioned to pursue a career in many business related areas such as: Accounting, Management Consultancy, Taxation, Commercial Advisory Services
- This exciting new strategic partnership focuses on developing students outside of their core academic work.
- Business Information Systems graduates are well-positioned to secure jobs as management consultants specialising in information systems or to work within the IS department of a business.
- In third year students will study a range of business courses through English at an international partner university in North America, Australia, Asia or Europe, providing students with invaluable experience and graduating with a BComm (Global Experience) degree.
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
Graduates will be very well-positioned to pursue a career in many business related areas such as:
• Management Consultancy
• Commercial Advisory Services
• Economic Policy Advisory Services
• Human Resource Management
• Information Systems Management
• Finance (including Banking & Insurance)
• Personnel Management
• Event Management
• Public Relations
Work Placement Partners: • DHKN • Corrib Oil • Grant Thornton • KPMG • Accenture • Abbott • Wayfair • ESB Group • Medtronic • Shelbourne Hotel • Boston Scientific • Alkermes • PwC • Aviva • Aerogen • Zurich • Creganna.
The B Comm can be extended from three to four years. We offer students a competitive opportunity based on student performance and merit to enhance their studies, spending one academic year studying abroad or one semester studying abroad along with a one-semester work placement. In third year students will study a range of business courses through English at an international partner university in North America, Australia, Asia or Europe, providing students with invaluable experience and graduating with a BComm (Global Experience) degree. Students will return to NUI Galway to complete their final year.