Visiting Students

Junior Year Abroad:

Information for all incoming business students about the courses in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics.  ‌

The School of Business & Economics is comprised of staff in 5 Discipline areas, Accountancy and Finance, Business Information Systems, Economics, Management & Marketing.

Orientation for all visiting students is provided on a College-wide basis. First Semester (Fall) or Year Long Visiting students are required to attend the orientation programme at the beginning of September. Second Semester (Spring) Visitors attend orientation in January. At orientation, students will be informed about registration arrangements.

 Course Selection:‌‌

Study Business at University of Galway AY 2024-2025

Visiting Student Academic Handbook Semester 1 2024/2025

AY24-25 Semester 1 Timetable - Please note that timetables can be subject to change.

1EM1 Erasmus & Visiting Student Semester I Timetable AY 24-25 (Provisional)

‌For Learning Agreements:

Courses taken by ERASMUS students will be chosen from the schedule of courses for the second and final years of the three-year full-time B.Comm. undergraduate programme. Please note the following:

  • Courses offered on a year-long basis (those marked with an asterisk in the schedule) can only be taken by students visiting for the full academic year.
  • It may be necessary for operational reasons to alter the course schedule.
  • The lecture timetable (issues at orientation) will contain course clashes.

The staff of the School of Business & Economics will be available to assist the incoming students regarding the choice of courses.

Each course is assigned a weight (5 or 10 ECTS), which generally corresponds to the number of lecture hours per week. The normal weight of courses taken by NUI Galway students is 30 ECTS per semester.

Assessment is mainly by a written terminal examination of two or three hours, although some courses may use assessment by course work such as projects or essays carrying up to 50% of the available marks. Marks are awarded out of 100%, and the pass mark is 40%.