Bachelor of Commerce

Course Information

BComm (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)

Full Time - Undergraduate Studies

CAO Code: DN650
CAO Points Range 2020: 521
Length of Course: 3 Years (4 Years with optional internship)
Average Intake: 230

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 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 ( 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, 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 subjects through numerous different assessments and project methods, including: case studies, presentations, business simulations. In second year, you will have 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
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Maths & Statistics
  • Digital Business
  • Business Law


Second Year

  • Account
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Analytics
  • Global Business
  • 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.

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 & 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 both business and accounting for the Leaving Cert, I always wanted to pursue a career in business but wanted to complete my professional accountancy qualification first. The internship program allowed me to intern for nine months in a ‘Big Four’ firm, PwC. Having the opportunity to be exempted from the entire first set of the accountancy exams has also taken a weight off my shoulders and means I will have one less set to complete when I start working. Studying Commerce also allowed me to travel on an international exchange to Ottawa, Canada. During my time at the UCD Quinn School, I have been given countless opportunities and I now intend to pursue my accountancy qualification.”

– Eoghan Whelan, Student

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