BComm (Hons) (International) (NFQ Level 8)
Full Time - Undergraduate Studies
CAO Code: DN660
CAO Points Range 2018: 510
Length of Course: 4 Years
Average Intake: 95
- O2/H6 in Mathematics
- O6/H7 in English, Irish, a third language, and two other recognised subjects
Note for French Language Combinations: Students will need a minimum of grade H4 in LC French (or equivalent) to take any French language combinations.
Why is this course for me?
The BComm International (BCIT) combines
a ﬂexible business education from Ireland’s leading business school with the linguistic skills and a cultural understanding to succeed in the exciting world of international business.
Students of the BCIT course are well-grounded in the theory and practice of business management and equipped to understand and comment critically on business issues. To achieve a truly global perspective on business, it is necessary to immerse yourself in the culture, and not just learn the vocabulary. Hence students are brought to a high level of language proﬁciency which enables them to live abroad for a year and to study business through their chosen language. While this immersive experience is a demanding challenge, education
experts have shown that these multicultural competencies are strongly linked with innovative thinking and creative performance. These are precisely the skills sought after by leading global business employers, giving BCIT graduates a unique competitive advantage
Career & Graduate Study Opportunities
BComm International graduates ﬁnd employment in the private, public and not-for-proﬁt or NGO sectors, or set up their own companies. Many diﬀerent career paths are available, and students who can combine an international language with a business qualiﬁcation are highly employable graduates for multinational companies.
What Will I Study
On applying you will select two languages to study and at the end of the ﬁrst semester we oﬀer a free choice as to which one to pursue as your language minor in the latter stages. With the exception of French (H4 requirement), you have the option to study these languages from beginner level. While the European options focus on language, literature and culture, the Chinese option encompasses Chinese language, culture, politics, law and society.
During the ﬁrst two years, you’ll also receive a ﬁrm foundation in core business disciplines and language modules. Examples include:
- Maths & Statistics
- Organisational Behaviour
- Business in Society
- Language & Culture/Literature modules
- Managerial Accounting
- Human Resources
- Global Operations
- Information & Communications Technology
- Language & Culture/Literature modules.
Third & Fourth Years
The year studying abroad is an integral part of the BCIT programme, and you will spend the year studying abroad at one of our highly regarded international business school partners. With the European language minors, you will study business subjects through the chosen language for the year, while the Chinese minor involves one semester studying Chinese language and a second semester studying business through English. In the ﬁnal year you will continue with your language studies, and in addition you can specialise in a particular business discipline (such
as Accountancy, Management, Marketing, Banking and Finance, MIS or HRM) or study a mix of business subjects.
An additional option, for those who do not wish to pursue the language minor beyond Year 2, is to take a Global Business minor in Years 3 and 4 of the programme. In this case the year abroad is taken through English, and in the ﬁnal year you will concentrate solely on business subjects.
Students attend lectures, tutorials and seminars, and undertake group and individual presentations, project work and independent study. Projects include case studies, business simulations, presentations and web development.
“The BComm International programme has been a great experience from start to ﬁnish. My Erasmus year abroad in Cologne, Germany was another amazing experience. My level of German vastly improved and I was exposed to a new cultural environment, making friends for life along the way. During my year in Germany I co-founded a Showjumping advisory app, which gave me the wonderful opportunity of competing and succeeding in Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2018 competition. I believe the combination of studying business with a language, along with the cultural exposure this course oﬀers, is something that makes BComm International students really stand out to employers.”
Bachelor of Commerce International, Year 4