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Law in Commerce
The B Comm degree is a three-year programme which gives students a foundation in business subjects and allows them to specialise in their chosen business field in final year. The areas of specialization are Accounting, Economics, Management of Human Resources, Marketing, and Management Information Systems.
Students will study accounting and accounting-related subjects, positioning them for a career in accountancy and related areas. Depending on the subjects chosen, exemptions are available to successful students in the professional accountancy bodies’ exams. In addition, students may apply for entry, on a competitive basis, to the Master of Accounting (MAcc) programme at NUI Galway or equivalent accounting programmes in other universities.
Students can apply their economic theory to courses as diverse as the economics of globalisation, the transition from centrally-planned to market economies, the economics of money and finance, and health and environmental economics. Economicsspecialist students are well placed to undertake either postgraduate research at home or abroad, or to embark on a variety of careers in business and economic policy analysis.
Management of Human Resources
This specialisation focuses on the management of the human factor in organisations, exploring the nature of the employment relationship and the rights and obligations of the parties involved. It also focuses on the theoretical bases for the best utilisation of human resources (HR). It is targeted at students with a particular interest in the human aspect of organisations and/or those intending to develop a career in the HR management area.
This specialisation provides an excellent foundation in a range of key and popular marketing topics such as Media and Marketing Communications, Brand Management, Marketing Research, the Marketing of Services, and Global Marketing. The discipline’s research programme enhances each subject’s content, ensuring it is taught to world-class standards.
Management Information Systems
This specialisation focuses on the implementation, use and management of information systems (IS) within business. It contains practice-based subjects that teach students how to create IS using database technology, web design technology and computer programming languages. It also provides subjects that enable students to investigate how to manage IS within business. Students will be well positioned to secure jobs as management consultants specialising in IS or to work within the IS department of a business.
Law in Bachelor of Commerce
A range of law subjects, including Business Law, Company Law and European Community Law, is offered in the B Comm programme. A number of B Comm graduates who have taken the required number of Law subjects may be admitted to the full law degree (LLB), and exempted from first year. Interested students should apply to the CAO for a place on one of the B Comm programmes and note the entry requirements. For further information on the B Comm programmes, see the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics section of the prospectus.
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Who Teaches this Course
Requirements and Assessment
Next start date
A Level Grades (2014)
AAB or equivalent combination
Next start date
Mode of study
- Principles of Microeconomics/Macroeconomics
- Introduction to Management Accounting/Financial Accounting
- Business Information Systems and Management
- Mathematics and Statistics for Business
- Introduction to Marketing
- Introduction to Management
- Choice between a language (Spanish, German) or Business Law 1 and Skills for Success
Course Outline - Year 2
- Statistical Methods for Business
- Action Marketing
- Organisational Behaviour
- Managerial Economics
- Management Accounting 1
- Skills for Work Life
- Business Finance 1
- Employment Relations
- Information and Operations Management
- Plus two optional subjects from the following:
- Financial Accounting I
- Introduction to Financial Economics or Economics of Public Policy
- Consumer Behaviour
- Information Systems Management
- Advanced Statistical Methods for Business
- Management of Organisational Change
- Quality Management
- Business Law II
- One semester studying abroad in the USA or Europe
- One semester on work placement
Course Outline - Final Year
- Ireland in the Global Economy
- Strategic Management
- Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise
- Specialise in a business discipline:
- Management of Human Resources
- Management Information Systems
- Students may take additional optional courses in Law and Operations/Logistics.
Graduates of the B Comm programme can select from a range of postgraduate programmes in their chosen business discipline at NUI Galway.
Accounting graduates may be eligible for admission to the Master of Accounting programme at NUI Galway or elsewhere. Graduates of the Masters of Accounting programme are eligible for significant exemptions from the professional examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland, and are required to pass only the Institute's Final Admitting Examination prior to being admitted to Associate membership of the Institute.
Why Choose This Course?
Graduates will be very well-positioned to pursue a career in accountancy and other related areas such as:
- Management Consultancy
- Public service
- Commercial Advisory Services
- Economic Policy advice
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems Management
- Finance (including Banking & Insurance)
- Personnel Management
- Teaching and/or research
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Fees: Student Contribution
Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy: €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.
Siobhan Allaeddini | Bachelor of Commerce
...I chose to study Commerce because essentially, it is the core of any career. Everything revolves around business and economics and I know that in studying this course I will be more than equipped to enter the working world, no matter what field I may end up in...
Siobhán McGinty | Bachelor of Commerce
...I studied Commerce and specialised in Marketing. I really enjoyed it as the class was small and the lecturers got to know you individually, which I feel really aids your learning. I hope to work in advertising, and have recently received the GlaxoSmithKline Prize for Excellence in Marketing. Life at NUI Galway is amazing and I love every minute of it! There are so many social outlets on-campus, the clubs and societies are a great way of developing social skills and getting to know people...
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