What are the CAO points?

The points in 2022 was as follows:

Bachelor of Commerce: 455 

Bachelor of Commerce (Global Experience): 552

How many contact hours are there per week?

Depending on module selection, students can expect to be in-class approximately 18-20 hours per week. Students are expected to equal this time with individual study, group projects, assignments and class preparation.

Can I transfer from the Bachelor of Commerce to the Bachelor of Commerce (Global Experience)?

The Bachelor of Commerce can be extended from three to four years. We offer students a competitive opportunity based on student performance and merit to enhance their studies, spending one academic year studying abroad or one academic year on work placement or one semester studying abroad along with a one-semester work placement. In the third year students will study a range of business courses in English at an international partner university in North America, Australia, Asia or Europe, providing students with an invaluable experience and graduating with a BComm (Global Experience) degree. Students will return to NUI Galway to complete their final year.

Do I pay additional fees to my host institution on my study abroad?

No. Students pay their fees to NUI Galway as they do in other years. This is a fantastic opportunity for students, as they benefit from studying at world-class institutions, whose fees for full-time students are significantly higher than NUI Galway’s.

What is the difference between the BComm (Global Experience) and BComm (International)?

There are two key differentiators between these programmes:

1. The BComm (International) does not have a work placement involved as part of the programme.

2. The BComm (Global Experience) does not have a language component. All subjects on the study abroad are taught through English. Students do have the opportunity to study German or Spanish in first year if they wish to do so. However to continue this language element after 1st year, they must apply to transfer into the BComm (International). Modules in Chinese language and culture are offered in final year.

What areas can I specialise in?

Our courses allow you specialise in the following areas:

· Accounting & Performance Measurement

· Economics & Public Policy

· Management of Human Resources

· Marketing Management

· Digital Business & Analytics (Business Information Systems)

· Finance

· International Business

· Business Law

· Enterprise

How can I go into secondary school teaching from studying a BComm degree?

Students can complete the Master of Education programme at University of Galway: https://www.universityofgalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/education-master.html

For more information on Curricular Subject Requirements (Post Primary) visit: curricular-subject-requirements-after-january-2023.pdf (teachingcouncil.ie)

Do I need to have studied a language before I apply?

Students must complete a modern EU language to be eligible for entry into our Business programmes.

Where will I be located on my work placement?

Students can be placed anywhere in the country. Placements are predominantly located in Galway and Dublin.

For the first time, this year we have a number of students who are completing their work placements in Luxembourg.

Work Placement partners include: • Abbott • Accenture • Aerogen • Alkermes • Aviva • Boston Scientific • Corrib Oil • Creganna • DHKN • ESB Group • Galway Bay Hotel • Grant Thornton • KPMG • Mazars • Medtronic • PwC • Shelbourne Hotel • UCHG • Wayfair • Zurich

Are work placements paid?

Every effort is made by our Placement Officer to secure paid work placments. In the 2018/19 academic year, all work placements were paid. However paid placement cannot be guaranteed for all students.

Can I study a language?

Students have the option to study Spanish, German or Gaeilge if they should so wish.

To continue this language after first year, students can apply to transfer into the BComm (International) or BComm (Gaeilge) programme.

What is the Deloitte Global Scholarship?

The University of Galway is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with Deloitte on the University’s new BComm Global Experience course. As part of the partnership, Deloitte will provide funding over five years to support students while studying abroad.

Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte commented: “At Deloitte, we see first-hand, and on a daily basis, the ever-increasing need for international experience and an ability to work across borders. Our clients are operating in a more globally connected way than ever before, and therefore we need to work this way also. We are delighted to support the University of Galway Deloitte scholars in gaining this important and valuable experience. We very much believe that it will equip them well in their future business careers.”

The first Deloitte Global Scholars will be traveling abroad in September 2018. The University of Galway anticipates that in excess of 500 students will avail of the Deloitte funding over the five years of the partnership.

Click here for more information on the partnership. 

Are there alternative entry routes to the BComm/BComm (Global Experience) programme?

For information on FETAC entry routes options please visit: http://www2.cao.ie/fetac/fetac_search.php

For information on transferring from an alternative programme visit: http://www.universityofgalway.ie/admissions/transfer/