Combining business subjects with the study of the Spanish 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 Hispanic Studies is a four-year course that combines comprehensive education in commerce Â– in areas that include international finance, marketing, management, accounting, statistics and economics Â– with the acquisition of a high level of linguistic and intercultural skills in Spanish.
Year 3 of the course is spent studying abroad, in either Spain or Mexico, and you will also have an opportunity to study Portuguese.
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);
HS1101First Year Spanish Language for Beginners (15 credits); or
HS1030Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Studies (5 credits) and
HS1102 First Year Spanish Language for Non-Beginners (10 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; Second Year Spanish Language; Business, Culture and Society in Spain and Portugal; Dissertation
Culture and Society in the Spanish Golden Age; Contemporary Writing; Hispanic Theatre; Iberian Identities; Understanding Latin America; Basque Culture and Language; Catalan Language and Culture; Galician Language and Culture; Linguistics; Art and Visual Culture of the Spanish Golden Age; US Hispanic Fiction; Cinema and Identity in Spain and Latin America; Portuguese Language and Culture
Year 3 Modules:
Students spend a year abroad in one of the UCC partner institutions in Spain, Argentina or Mexico. Students can attend a full academic year in a host university or attend university and undertake a work placement.
Year 4 Modules:
Final Year Spanish Language
History and Society in Spanish Literature; Aspects of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language; Linguistics; Hispanic Theatre; Catalan Language and Culture; Galician Language and Culture; Truth and Fiction in Cervantes' Novelas Ejemplares; Golden Age Drama; Gender, Violence and Power on the US-Mexico Border; Latin-American Human Rights; Portuguese Language; Translating Business, Culture and Society in the Hispanic World
plusmodules to be taken from one of the following groups: Accounting, Finance and Information Systems; Food Business and Development; Business Economics; Management and Marketing; Government; Mathematics and Statistics; Law
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: CK208
Course Title: Commerce (International) with Hispanic Studies
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: 460. Points may vary from year to year.
The BComm International with Hispanic Studies is a full-time course. Contact hours will vary depending on the modules selected (from 20 hours a week), with additional hours required for reading, class preparation, laboratory hours etc.
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 oral examinations, essays, group projects, presentations, learning journals and others.
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 the receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.
Further Contact Information
Dr. Cara Levey
E: firstname.lastname@example.org; T: +353(0)21 490 3213