BComm (Hons) (International) (NFQ Level 8)
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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.
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.
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.
The year studying abroad is an integral part of the BCIT course. You will spend the year studying at one of our highly regarded international business school partners. With the European language minors, you will study business modules 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. To view our list of current business partner universities, visit www.ucd.ie/quinn In third year, you will also have an opportunity to participate in the BCIT
summer internship module.
In the final year, you will continue with language and culture/literature studies in addition to focusing on the particular business discipline(s) that you are most interested in (e.g. Accountancy, Management, Marketing, Finance, Management Information Systems or Human Resource Management).
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.
“Having studied a mix of business subjects in secondary school ranging from marketing to management, I knew I wanted to continue on the business path in college, but I also wanted an international outlook to studying business. The Commerce International programme offered me just that, with a perfect blend between business subjects and a language in an internationally accredited business school, which offered facilities and opportunities that were just so impressive to me! So far, this course has allowed me to spend a semester abroad in the Rotterdam School of Management, and get a summer internship in a Tech company, and with graduation in a few months, I now feel ready to use my cross-cultural skills to kickstart an international business career!”
Federico Mambelli, Graduate
UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business
Tel: +353 1 716 4833