Combining business subjects with the study of the Italian 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 Italian produces business graduates who can work through Italian, who have strong analytical skills, and who have an understanding of Italian society. Most of our students have no Italian before joining us, but your degree provides access to the language, culture and society of an important country, both politically and economically.
You will take commerce subjects alongside students in the BComm and in the other BComm (International)courses. Italian is a small, accessible department, where learning takes place in small groups, allowing you to reach a high level of linguistic proficiency and to develop important critical skills.
Year 3 of this four-year degree is spent studying business courses at a prestigious partner university in Italy.
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);
IT1101Introduction to Written and Spoken Italian (10 credits) or
IT1102Non-Beginners' Written and Spoken Italian (10 credits);
IT1201Post-Unification Italian Culture and Society (5 credits)
Year 2 Modules:
Introduction to Management Accounting; Business Economics II; Principles of Food Marketing; European Government and Politics; Management Information Systems; International Management and Organisation; Introduction to Business Statistics; Intermediate Italian Language; Language of the Italian Media
Primo Levi: the Survivor and His Work; The Italian Short Story; Italo Calvino and the Interpretation of Reality; Italian Crime Narratives; Issues in Contemporary Italian Society through Film and Documentaries
Year 3 Modules:
Study of a programme of approved courses at a partner university in Italy. The option of spending a part of the year engaged in an approved Work Placement is to be introduced.
Year 4 Modules:
Advanced Italian Language; Business ItalianandIntroduction to Translation (Italian to English)orIntroduction to Translation (Italian to English)
Dante, Inferno; Italian Women Writers; Futurism: Word and Image; Italian Contributions to European Culture; Imagined Histories: The Historical Novel in Italian; Italian Foodways: Culture, History, Identity; Dante's Commedia: The Poetic Path to Paradise
plusmodules to be taken from one of the following 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: CK207
Course Title: Commerce (International) with Italian
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.
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: 430. Points may vary from year to year.
In each year of the course, you will have between 15-20 contact hours per week and are also required to study independently. In Italian, this may include an online language course, reinforcing classwork and taken whenever and wherever you have internet access, or in the language laboratories.
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 in-class tests, essays, projects and oral presentations.
Language skills are assessed by assignments and/or written and listening tests, which provide you with regular feedback on your progress. At the end of the year, you take written and oral 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
Dr Mark Chu
Head of the Department of Italian
T: +353 (0)21 490 2486/2335