Combining business subjects with the study of the German language and culture, this degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in a fast-changing global business environment.
This four-year degree course will educate you in the field of business and commerce, as well as in the language, literature, culture and society of German-speaking countries.
It also provides you with the possibility of gaining practical commercial experience in Germany and Austria through internships during your year abroad.
Year 3 of the course is spent studying and or working abroad, in a German-speaking country.
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);
GE1101(10 credits) andGE1102 (Intermediate Level German)(5 credits) andGE1103(10 credits) andGE1104(Beginner Level German) (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; Integrated German Language Course for BComm International Students
Cultural and Intercultural Learning: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Year Abroad; Political and Social Culture since 1945; German Love Poetry; Linguistics I; Novelle and Kurzprosa; German Literature from 18th to 21st Century; Drama and Theatre of the 20th and 21st Century; Constructing and Deconstructing German National Identity; German Business and Culture Today; Memory and Identity in Contemporary Generational Narratives
Year 3 Modules:
Study of a programme of approved courses at a partner university in Germany or Austria, with the option of spending a part of the year engaged in Work Placement.
Year 4 Modules:
Advanced Integrated Language Course; Commercial Language: German
Linguistics II; Teaching German as a Foreign Language; German Film in Focus: A thematic Approach; Berlin in Literature, Theatre, Film and Visual Art; Interpreting Heinrich von Kleist's Prose Fiction; German Irish Relations; Nietzsche fur Alle und Keinen; Language and Interpretation; The Double Face of Germany: Representing the Holocaust; The German Company from the Perspective of the Employee; Ideas of Europe: Imagining European Identity; European Cultural Identity, Living Rooms, Houses, Woods, Rivers, Villages & Cities: Fiction and Topographies; Loneliness with a Trilling 'R': Migration, Multilingualism and Literature
plus modules to be taken from one of the subject groups: Accounting, Finance & Information Systems; Business Economics; Food Business and Development; Government; Law; Management and Marketing; Mathematics and Statistics
See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the programme and the Book of Modulesfor a more detailed description of programme modules.
Course Code: CK206
Course Title: Commerce (International) with German
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.
2016 Entry Requirements:
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 a language other than English.
Entry Points: 2016: 495. Points may vary from year to year.
Language modules: 3-4 contact hours in Year 1; 4-5 contact hours in Years 2 and 4 (commercial language, discussion and essay writing, translation, grammar, oral practice). You will be expected to spend a minimum of six hours a week on self-directed study (homework, e-learning, reading). All language classes are taught in small groups and are communicatively oriented.
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 essay, presentation, in-class test, learner diary, practical assignment as well as oral end-of-semester examinations.
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
021 490 2078