Commerce International

Course Information

BComm (Hons) (International) (NFQ Level 8)

Full Time - Undergraduate Studies

CAO Code: DN660
CAO Points Range 2021: 554
Length of Course: 4 Years
Average Intake: 102

Leaving Certificate:
  • O2/H6 in Mathematics
  • O6/H7 in English, Irish, a third language, and two other recognised subjects

Note for Language Combinations:

  • Students will need a minimum of grade H4 in Leaving Certificate French (or equivalent) to take any French language combinations.
  • Chinese speakers at HSK6 or native speaker standard are not eligible for Chinese language.
  • Beginners German combined with beginners Spanish is not available.
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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. Students are brought to a high level of language proficiency and cultural sensitivity 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.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

BCIT graduates find employment in the private, public and not-for-profit (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. In addition, the focus on multicultural competencies gives BCIT graduates a unique competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

What Will I Study

On applying, you will select two languages to study, choosing from Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish. With the exception of French (H4 requirement), you have the opportunity to study these languages from beginner level.

At the end of the first trimester students choose one of the two options to pursue as their language minor for the remainder of the course. While the European language options include a focus on literature and culture, the Chinese language option encompasses culture, politics, law and society.

Throughout the duration of the course, you will receive a firm foundation in core and specialist business disciplines, as well as developing your language proficiency to degree minor level.

First Year

  • Financial Accounting
  • Economics
  • Maths & Statistics
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Management
  • Business in Society
  • 4 x Language & Culture/Literature modules

Second Year

  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Global Operations
  • Finance
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • 5 x Language & Culture/Literature modules.

Business Mentoring Programme: In second year, students can participate in a personalised mentorship programme gaining industry knowledge, advice and support from the business alumni community.

Third Year

The year studying abroad is an integral part of the BCIT course, 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 trimester studying Chinese language and a second trimester studying business through English.

Fourth Year

In the final year you will continue with language and culture/literature studies, and in addition can specialise in a particular business discipline (such as Accountancy, Management, Marketing, Banking & Finance, Management Information Systems or Human Resource Management) or study a mix of business modules.

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.

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“I was drawn to Commerce International as it gave me the opportunity to study the two areas that I am most passionate about – business and languages. I studied French and Chinese in my first year and chose to pursue Chinese to degree level, despite not having studied it before. Studying in China was one of my most incredible experiences to date and it has opened so many doors for me. Having another language and cross-cultural understanding are two of the greatest assets you can have in business today. I have found that it’s a fantastic way to differentiate yourself and employers highly value these complementary skills in today’s global economy. This is a truly international, all-encompassing degree and has given me the perfect start for an international career.”

Alex Bolster, Graduate

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