BComm (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)
Full Time - Undergraduate Studies
CAO Code: DN650
CAO Points Range 2021: 554
Length of Course: 3 Years (4 Years with optional internship)
Average Intake: 230
- O2/H6 in Mathematics
- O6/H7 in English, Irish, a third language, and two other recognised subjects
Why is this course for me?
The Bachelor of Commerce is a globally recognised business degree, designed for ambitious and achievement-orientated students who want to make a signiﬁcant impact in the business world. Combining strong theoretical understanding with the practical skills needed for graduate employment, students are assured of a challenging and relevant programme for the modern business world.
You’ll learn to become an independent and critical thinker and a cogent and compelling communicator; with the skills to work seamlessly in groups; to develop the technical and mathematical skills to analyse and make sense of business data and intelligence.
You’ll learn about the recent themes and trends transforming the business landscape, such as globalisation, technological change, and environmental sustainability.
Career & Graduate Study Opportunities
Possible career paths include:
- Accountancy (e.g. professional training in industry, management accountants, auditors)
- Banking and finance (e.g. investment banker, stockbroker, venture capitalist)
- Human Resources Management (e.g.HR manager, ergonomist, training consultancy)
- Information Systems (e.g. data analyst, ICT project leader, business analysts)
- Management (e.g.management consultant, entrepreneur, supply chain manager)
- Marketing (e.g. advertising, brand management, social media manager)
Our optional one-year Internship Programme places successful students with leading companies nationally and internationally. Students can apply to take their internship in a voluntary/not-for profit organisation or the start-up sector, through the Business and Society and new Enterprise Internship Scholarships, supported by the School of Business. All placements allow students the opportunity to enhance their business skills outside the classroom and helps inform future career decisions through real-world experience.
What Will I Study
In your ﬁrst and second year, you will study a wide range of core business disciplines. This will give you a solid understanding of the foundations of business. You will explore modules through numerous diﬀerent assessments and project methods, including: case studies, presentations and business simulations.
In your ﬁnal year, you will have the option to focus your module choices on a speciﬁc business area or you may wish to continue studying subjects from across the broad range of business disciplines. With a wide range of electives, the BComm gives you the ﬂexibility to develop your own personal niche of expertise with a degree of strong industry standing.
- Maths & Statistics
- Digital Business
- Business Law
- Business Analytics
- Global Business
- Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
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.
Alongside core business modules, you can choose modules across a range of business disciplines including:
- Management Information Systems and Finance.
You may be interested in the following Blog posts: Why I chose to study Commerce in UCD, An average day studying Commerce in UCD & Final year Commerce student explains what it is like studying in UCD.
International Study Opportunities
In second year, you have the opportunity to study abroad for a trimester in one of our partner universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore.
“Having studied accounting at secondary school, I knew I wanted to study a business degree that could help me gain more accounting proficiency and also broaden my horizons about other aspects of business. I chose to study Commerce because it offered a broad range of diverse modules and I was attracted by the incredible facilities at both UCD and the Quinn School. Commerce has also given me incredible opportunities such as taking part in a 9-month internship with a ‘Big Four’ company where I gained hands on experience and developed professional skills. My degree highlight was attending BI Norwegian Business School for a summer school programme and learning more in depth about managing diversity. Commerce has opened so many doors of opportunities for me and has given me an incredible college experience!”
Mary Ishabiyi, Graduate