Combining business subjects with the study of the French language and culture, this degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in a fast-changing global business environment.
The BComm (International) with French will bring your knowledge of French to a near-native standard and will develop the kind of cultural awareness that equips you to operate in a different society. You will also engage with the core areas which allow you to understand how business works.
With these skills, you can follow a number of career paths, whether in Ireland or internationally.
Year 3 of the course is spent studying in a partner university in France, allowing you to internationalise your educational experience and gain skills in personal autonomy and adaptability.
In the BComm (International with French), you will find your own path to an exciting range of work options.
Year 1 Modules:
AC1102 Financial Accounting (5 credits);
EC1202Business Economics I (5 credits);
GV1102Introduction to Government and Politics (5 credits);
IS1105Business Information Systems (5 credits);
LW1108Introduction to the Legal System (5 credits);
LW1109Introduction to Business Law (5 credits);
MA1100Introductory Mathematics for Business I (5 credits);
MG1003Introduction to Marketing (5 credits);
MG1004Introduction to Management and Organisation (5 credits);
FR1103Foundation Course in Written and Oral French and Introduction to French for Business 910 credits);
FR1201Introduction to French Studies (5 credits)
Year 2 Modules:
Introduction to Management Accounting; Business Economics; Principles of Food Marketing; European Government and Politics; Management Information Systems; International Management and Organisation; Introduction to Business Statistics; Advanced French Language; French Society and Institutions
Literary Seminar; Topics in Literature and Culture; Cultural Studies: Francophone Postcolonial Literature; Literary Studies: The Theatre of the Absurd; The French Language Today; Cultural Studies: Modern French Culture; French Society and Institutions: Women in French Society and Culture
Year 3 Modules:
You will spend the year abroad in one of our partner institutions in France or Canada.
Year 4 Modules:
Advanced use of French
Literary Seminar; Structure and Varieties of French; Cultural Studies; Literary Studies; Linguistics; Advanced Specialist Translation; French Thought and the Contemporary World; Contemporary Visual Culture; Contemporary French Society and Politics; Ideas of Europe; Cultural Identities
plusmodules to be taken from one of the following subject groups: Accounting, Finance and Information Systems; Food Business and Development; Business Economics; Management and Marketing; Government; Mathematics and Statistics; Law
Course Code: CK205
Course Title: Commerce (International) with French
College: Business and Law
Duration: 4 years
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BComm International
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165. The BComm International with French includes a year of study abroad. Students going abroad can apply for an ERASMUS grant from the EU: this will go some way to help with the additional costs of the year abroad, though you may need to draw on funds of your own also.
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. Special Entry Requirement: H3 in French.
Entry Points: 2016: 480. Points may vary from year to year.
Your studies will involve a range of different types of teaching and learning, spanning small group classes in language (both written and oral) and courses that combine lectures with tutorials where you can begin to apply the knowledge you acquire.
Language teaching accounts for three contact hours a week and, as your course progresses, you will have the option of studying a range of aspects of French society and culture.
In all of this teaching, you will have plenty of contact with your lecturers.
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including formal examinations, assignments, essays and other submissions. Assessment will also include oral examinations in language, where you will be able to develop your cultural and, above all, your communicative competence.
EU Applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.
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
Dr Pat Enright
T: +353 (0)21 490 2750