Bachelor of Commerce

Course Information

BComm (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)

Full Time - Undergraduate Studies

CAO Code: DN650
CAO Points Range 2020: 521-625
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 (e.g.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 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.

First Year

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Maths & Statistics
  • Digital Business
  • Business Law

Second Year

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • 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.

Final Year

Alongside core business modules, 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.

Testimonial

“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

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