Bachelor of Commerce

Course Information

BComm (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)

Full Time - Undergraduate Studies

CAO Code: DN650
CAO Points Range 2019: 498
Length of Course: 3 Years (4 Years with optional internship)
Average Intake: 220

Leaving Certificate:
  • O2/H6 in Mathematics
  • O6/H7 in English, Irish, a third language, and two other recognised subjects
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Why is this course for me?

The BComm 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; able 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 ( consultant, entrepreneur, supply chain manager)
  • Marketing (e.g. advertising, brand management, social media manager)

Internship Programme

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, supported by 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 business disciplines. This will give you a solid understanding of the foundations of business. You will explore subjects through numerous different assessments and project methods, including: case studies, presentations, business simulations, as well as having the opportunity to take part in an Alumni Mentoring Programme.

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.

First Year

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Management Theory
  • Maths & Statistics
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Real-life Business Simulations


Second Year

  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Business Analytics
  • Global Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Global Operations and Supply Chain Management

Final Year

Alongside core business subjects, you can choose modules across a range of business disciplines including:

  • Accountancy
  • HRM
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Management Information Systems and Finance to complete your final year.

For detailed information on subject content click here.

You may be interested in the following Blog posts: Why I chose to study Commerce in UCD & An average day studying Commerce in UCD.

International Study Opportunities

In second year, you have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in one of our partner universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore.


I chose to study Commerce for numerous reasons. The course offered a broad range of exciting opportunities, one of which was the ability to spend a month studying at a Summer School in Norway! Also, the incomparable facilities of the Quinn School, such as the collaboration room, has enabled me to participate in dynamic teamwork, where, by focusing on applying the knowledge, we learned to solve real world business problems. What I really value about Commerce is the ability to go on an internship placement which gives me a deeper insight into future careers and will allow me to put my skills in to practice!”

Mary Ishabiyi, Graduate

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