Commerce International

Course Information

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

Full Time - Undergraduate Studies

CAO Code: DN660
CAO Points Range 2020: 510-517
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

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. 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 option 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 programme. 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 programme, 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

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

Third Year

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 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, MIS or HRM) or study a mix of 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.

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“Commerce International was the perfect course for me. It combined my love for both business and languages. I got to study two languages (German and Spanish) in my first year on the programme and then continued with German for the rest of my degree. At the same time, I got the opportunity to study an exciting array of Commerce modules. There is a broad selection of modules on offer ranging from Finance to Marketing to Human Resources and Accounting. I got to sample modules in all aspects of business before making a very informed decision about my specialisation in final year. The Quinn School was the perfect launching pad to start my career in business.”

– Mícheál Markey, Student


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