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The award
BComm (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About Commerce at University College Cork

Overview

The BComm is the leading undergraduate business degree in Ireland. The course is designed to provide the business education and skills that will enable you to fulfil your potential in the global business environment.

In years 1 and 2 you will experience a diverse range of business subjects and you will have the opportunity to specialise in the final two years. A unique feature of this degree is the opportunity to participate in work placement or applied research, or to study abroad with our partner business schools in the US,Canada, EU and Singapore.

The course focuses on critical thinking and creativity as well as analytical, communication and presentation skills, and is highly valued by employers. Upon graduation, a wide range of career options will be available to you. These include: entrepreneurship and innovation, IT, accounting, banking, finance, marketing, HR, consulting, financial management, supply chain and many more.

Course Details

Year 1 Modules (all 5 credits):

AC1100Introduction to Accounting;

EC1207Principles of the Micro Economy;

EC1208Principles of the Macro Economy;

FE1101Introduction to Food Business and Development;

GV1102Introduction to Government and Politics;

IS1105Business Information Systems;

LW1108Introduction to the Legal System;

LW1109Introduction to Business Law;

MA1100Introductory Mathematics for Business I;

MG1000Foundations of Management and Organisational Behaviour;

MG1002Foundations of Marketing;

ST1023Introduction to Business Statistics

Year 2 Modules:

Core

Introduction to Management Accounting; Intermediate Management Accounting; Economics of Managerial Decision Making; Economics - Production and Costs; Pre-Placement Skills; Business Systems Analysis and Design; Consumer Behaviour; Enterprise Planning and Processes; People and Organisation; Market Research

Electives

European Government and Politics; Global Politics; Commercial Law; Principles of Revenue Law; Income Tax Law; Introductory Mathematics for Business II; Methods of Business Statistics

Year 3 Modules:

Year 3 Options include:

Studying at an approved university abroad or on a 6-month work placement or carrying out a research project.

Business Economics; Food Business & Development; Government; Law; Management; Marketing

Year 4 Modules:

Business Economics; Food Business and Development; Government; Law; Management or Marketing

See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the Programme and the Book of Modules for a more detailed description of Programme Modules.

Fact File

Course Code: CK201

Course Title: Commerce

College: Business and Law

Duration: 4 years

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BComm (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: The State will pay the Tuition Fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. The Student Contribution/Capitation Fee is payable by the student. In 2016/17 the student contribution fee will be EUR 3,000 and the capitation fee will be EUR 165 approx.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, Mathematics and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Entry Points: 2016: 460. Points may vary from year to year

Course Practicalities

In each year of the course you will generally have 12 hours of timetabled lectures supported with a further 12 hours of either tutorials and/or computer laboratory or in some cases field trips as required by individual modules. You will also be responsible for and examined in all material delivered at lectures and tutorials and any additional required reading.

Assessment

Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment.

Assessment methods are linked to the learning outcomes of each module. The assessments are used to gauge your knowledge, understanding, analytical and critical thinking, problem-solving, presentation and communication skills.

As individual modules have unique features, a diverse range of formative and summative assessment methods are used.

Summative assessment is generally, but not exclusively, in the form of end of semester examinations. This is normally a three-hour exam for subjects valued at 10 credits, and a one and a half hour exam for subjects valued at 5 credits. In some cases a module may be examined by continuous assessment.

Other methods include in-class tests, individual and team projects, essays, and presentations.

Application Procedure

EU Applicants: Application to the first year of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply on-line at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.

Non-EU Applicants.

Mature Applicants: Application is made through the CAO and the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.

Further Contact Information

http://www.ucc.ie/en/bcomm/

Dr. Linda Murphy, Course Director

E: linda.murphy@ucc.ie; T: +353(0)21 490 3272

Dr. Geraldine Ryan, Course Director

E: g.ryan@ucc.ie; T: +353 (0)21 490 2051

Anne Wallace, Student Recruitment and Liaison Officer

E: a.wallace@ucc.ie; T: +353 (0)21 420 5102

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBComm (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: The State will pay the Tuition Fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. The Student Contribution/Capitation Fee is payable by the student. In 2016/17 the student contribution fee will be EUR 3,000 and the capitation fee will be EUR 165 approx.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, Mathematics and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Entry Points: 2016: 460. Points may vary from year to year

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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