Undergraduate Programmes

DELOITTE GLOBAL SCHOLARS

The Deloitte funding will be used as a grant to support B.Comm (Global Experience) students travelling abroad during the third year of the course. The first Deloitte Global Scholars will be travelling abroad in September 2018. NUI Galway anticipates that in excess of 500 students will avail of the Deloitte funding over the five years of the partnership. Click here for more info.

THE CAMPBELL BEWLEY MEDAL

 The Campbell Bewley Medal shall be awarded to the highest placed candidate at the B.Comm. Degree examination from among those who joined Third Commerce under the joint National University of Ireland, Galway/Shannon College of Hotel Management programme, provided the candidate obtains at least Second Class Honours overall in the degree.

The value of the Prize is €300.

THE CIMA PRIZE IN MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

The CIMA prize in Management Accounting shall be awarded on the recommendation of the J.E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business & Economics to the student in the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Commerce International programmes for the best performance in Management Accounting 1 (AY207), provided the student passes the examinations of the year as a whole. The prize consists of a cheque for €200  , and a parchment. 

DELOITTE PRIZE IN TAXATION AND FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

This prize is sponsored by Deloitte, and will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the J.E.Cairnes School of Business and Economics, to the student who attains the highest aggregate mark in the modules Taxation I, Taxation II, International Financial Reporting II and International Financial Reporting III in his/her Final Commerce year, providing the student achieves at least a Second Class Honours, Grade 1 overall in the Bachelor of Commerce degree. The value of the prize is €1000. In the event of a tie, the prize will be divided equally.

Students on the BComm Accounting programme are not eligible for this award.

DELOITTE PRIZES (SECOND COMMERCE YEAR)

These Prizes will be awarded annually, on the recommendation of the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, to the students who, attain the highest levels of performance in the Examinations of the Second Commerce Year, provided they have taken the subject International Financial Reporting I in the Second Semester and have passed the examinations of the year as a whole.

The amounts of the Prizes shall be €750, €500 and €250 for First, Second and Third Prizes respectively. In the event of a tie, the Prize(s) will be divided equally.

Students on the BComm Accounting programme are not eligible for this award.

DELOITTE PRIZES FOR STUDENTS ON SECOND YEAR B.COMM (ACCOUNTING)

These prizes will be awarded annually, on the recommendation of the J.E.Cairnes School of Business and Economics, based on the results of the examinations of the second year of the B. Comm (Accounting) degree, to those students who obtain first, second and third place in the aggregate mark of all examinations taken. In the event of a tie, the prize or prizes will be divided equally. The amount of the prizes shall be €750, €500 and €250 for first, second and third places respectively.

Only students on the B. Comm (Accounting) Programme are eligible for these Prizes.

GLAXOSMITHKLINE PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN HUMAN RESOURCES

This prize, which is aimed at students taking the HR Stream, will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of Management/Head of School to best performing students with the highest aggregate provisional results in the Semester 1 modules of the final year required for the Management Stream of the B. Comm., provided an overall result of Second Class Honours, Grade 1 has been achieved.  To take up the prize, the student must also achieve an overall Second Class Honours, Grade 1 in their degree. (Removed from prize list)

In the case of B.Comm. International students, consideration will be given to applicants who undertake an equivalent number of HR modules in both semesters.

The qualifying student(s) will be given a graduate work internship for three months with GlaxoSmithKline, in addition to a monetary award on completion. A selection process for this prize will take place around April of each year by Glaxosmithkline and the University. Should the successful candidate by offered full-time employment by GlaxoSmithKline at a later date the company are willing to consider providing appropriate support for further education.

HPE (HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE) AWARD

– BSC (BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS)

The Hewlett Packard Award for the Best Student in Business Information Systems is a prestigious annual award which seeks to recognise and reward excellence in the pursuit of studies relating to the application of information systems in business. It is awarded to the highest performing final year student in the BSc in Business Informations Systems at NUI, Galway.

KPMG PRIZES SECOND YEAR B. COMM.

These prizes will be awarded annually, on the recommendation of the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics based on the results of the examinations of the Second Commerce year, to those students who obtain first, second and third place in the aggregate in the subjects Management Accounting I, Business Finance I and International Financial Reporting I, provided they pass the examinations of the year as a whole. In the event of a tie, the prize or prizes will be divided equally. The amount of the prizes shall be €300, €200 and €150 for first, second and third places respectively.

KPMG PRIZES THIRD YEAR B.COMM. (ACCOUNTING)

These prizes will be awarded annually, on the recommendation of the J.E.Cairnes School of Business and Economics, based on the results of the examinations of the third year of the B. Comm (Accounting) degree, to those students who obtain first, second and third place in the aggregate mark of all examinations taken. In the event of a tie, the prize or prizes will be divided equally. The amount of the prizes shall be €300, €200 and €150 for first, second and third places respectively.

Only students on the B. Comm (Accounting) Programme are eligible for these Prizes.

THE MAZARS PRIZE IN BUSINESS FINANCE IN MEMORY OF MARK NEVIN

This prize is sponsored by MAZARS, Galway, and will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, to the student who attains the highest mark in the module Business Finance I in his/her Second Commerce year, providing the student received 60 ECTS credits from his/her first sitting of the examinations of that year. The value of the prize is €1000. In the event of a tie, the prize will be divided equally.

                                                               THE LABHRÁS O NUALLÁIN PRIZE

The Labhrás O Nualláin Prize is awarded to the student who achieves the highest mark in Development Economics, which is a final year course offered to B.A. and B. Comm students. The award which amounts to €325 was bequeathed by Professor Labhrás O Nualláin who lectured in Economics in this University from 1953 until 1970, and was Professor of Economics from 1970 to 1982. He was an acknowledged specialist in Economic Development, both national and international.

                  PWC MEDAL AND PRIZE FOR STUDENT ON 1ST YEAR B. COMM DEGREE: ACCOUNTING MODULE

The Price Waterhouse Coopers Medal and Prize shall be awarded on the recommendation of the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics to the student in the Bachelor of Commerce degree programmes who obtains the highest marks in the first-year Accounting module, provided a pass is achieved in the first year examinations overall. The value of the Prize is €500. In the event of a tie, the prize will be divided equally.

This prize is not available to B. Comm (Accounting) students.

PWC PRIZES FOR STUDENT ON 1ST YEAR B. COMM (ACCOUNTING) DEGREE

These prizes will be awarded annually, on the recommendation of the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, based on the results of the examinations of the first year of the B. Comm (Accounting) degree, to those students who obtain first, second and third place in the aggregate mark of all examinations taken. In the event of a tie, the prize or prizes will be divided equally. The amount of the prizes shall be €750, €500 and €250 for first, second and third places respectively.This prize is not available to students on the B. Comm. programmes

PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS PRIZE IN TAXATION

This prize is sponsored by Price Waterhouse Coopers, and will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, t o the student who attains the highest aggregate mark in the module Taxation I and Taxation II in his/her Final Commerce year, providing the student achieves at least a Second Class Honours, Grade 1 overall in the Bachelor of Commerce degree. The value of the prize is €1000. In the event of a tie, the prize will be divided equally.

BEARING POINT AWARDS FOR BEST FINAL YEAR PROJECT B.Sc (BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS)

These awards, sponsored by Bearing Point, are for outstanding achievement in the Final Year Project in the Fourth Year of the B.Sc (Business Information Systems).”

DUAISEANNA LIAM UÍ BUACHALLA

Bronnadh Ciste ar an Ollscoil in uadhacht Mhaire Bean Uí Bhuachalla (Maire Ni Scolai) I gcuimhne ar a fear ceile, Liam, a bhi ina Leachtoir agus ina Ollamh le Geilleagar, Trachtail agus Cuntasaiocht I gcaitheamh na mblian 1928 go 1969. Faoi reir thearmai na huadhachta, usaidfear ioncam an Chiste le Duais no Duaiseanna a bhronnadh. Ta coinniollacha na nDuiseanna le socru amach anseo. Luach na nduaiseanna anois na €1000.

THE Ó CEARBHAILL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS

This Ó Cearbhaill Prize in Economics shall be awarded annually to the first year student in the B.Comm degree with the best overall performance in economics modules. The prize arranged through the generosity of his family, is in memory of An Dochtúir Diarmuid Ó Cearbhaill,  iar-Léachtóir le Gheilleagar agus Tráchtáil, former Dean of the Faculty of  Commerce, and noted scholar with particular interests in rural development, Irish history, and the Irish language.

The prize is to the value of €500 per annum.

THE MARINE INSTITUTE AWARD

This prize is sponsored by the Irish Marine Institute and will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, to the final year student who attains the highest mark in the module Marine Economics, provided a pass is achieved in the final year examinations overall.  The value of the prize is €1000.  In the event of a tie, the prize will be divided equally. 

THE RUSSELL BRENNAN KEANE PRIZE (FINAL YEAR COMMERCE)

This prize, sponsored by Russell Brennan Keane, will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the J.E Cairnes School of Business and Economics, to the student who attains the highest aggregate mark in the modules

International Financial Reporting III and Management Accounting III in his/her Final commerce year, provided the student achieves at least a second class honours Grade 1 overall in the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

The value of the prize if €250 and in the event of tie the prize will be divided equally. 

IRISH TAXATION INSTITUTE PRIZE IN TAXATION

This prize is sponsored by the Irish Taxation Institute, and will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the J.E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business and Economics, to the student who attains the highest mark in the Taxation module of the Master of Accounting programme, providing the student achieves at least a Second Class Honours overall in the Master of Accounting degree. The value of the prize is €1000. In the event of a tie, the prize will be divided equally. 

Postgraduate Programmes

THE HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) PRIZE IN SYSTEMS ANALYSIS M.Sc. (Information Systems Management)

From 2009-10 onwards, the Hewlett Packard Prize in Systems Analysis will be awarded to the student in the M.Sc. in Information Systems Management Programme (full-time and part-time) who attains the highest aggregate score across modules MS804 (Systems Development and Project Management), MS805 (Database Systems) and MS821 (Applied Systems Analysis). To be eligible for this prize, the student must pass all three modules at the first attempt and within one academic year of entering the programme. Students who are exempted from taking these modules are not eligible for this prize. 

MARTIN A. WHYTE MEMORIAL MEDAL

A medal will be awarded annually within Digital Marketing (MK 5101) in the MSc Marketing Programme to the student who receives the highest overall mark in this module.

MEDTRONIC AVE

This prize, value €800, will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Professor of Management, to the student achieving first place in the MSc in Human Resource Management programme, provided an overall result of Second Class Honours, Grade 1 has been achieved. 

INTEL PRIZE FOR MSC INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

This prize shall be awarded annually. The prize shall amount to €1,000 and will be awarded to the student who receives the highest overall aggregate mark in the examinations for MSc International Management programme. In the event of a tie, the prize will be divided equally.

Lá na nGradam / Awards Day

May of the above awards are present on Lá na nGradam, which celebrates academic achievement across the spectrum of students at NUI Galway.  The purpose of the awards is to encourage each student to develop his/her academic potential to the fullest, by setting a realistic threshold of excellence and rewarding every student who attains that level. Click here for more information regarding Lá na nGradam.