Welcome to Cairnes Global

Here at University of Galway we believe that study abroad offers you several important benefits. The international experience will broaden your perspective, not only academically but also personally, and it will help you to develop the cultural sensitivity and awareness that you will need to operate successfully in the globalizing world.  Study abroad enhances your employability: Experience shows that potential employers value, and increasingly require, international experienced graduates.

As a J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics undergraduate student, you can study abroad at a wide range of worldwide destinations.


Our Double Degrees

Are you interested in pursuing a career in business with an international dimension? Are you excited by the prospect of spending a year studying in a leading university abroad? Would you like the opportunity to study with a diverse group of students from all over the world? If so, our Double Degree is for you! We currently have four prestigious double degree partners: KU Leuven, Belgium, ICN Business School Nancy, Burgundy School of Business (BSB) in Dijon both in France and Pforzheim in Germany.  This provides an opportunity to qualify with a degree from University of Galway and the host university abroad by the end of your four-year programme.  Your third year is spent abroad. Graduates have some great international career opportunities in Ireland, Europe and across the world. Graduates of the programme are currently working in areas such as Banking, Finance and European Affairs.

Sean Goberville |   B.COMM GLOBAL GRADUATE (DOUBLE DEGREE): 'I really enjoyed my time in Dijon, with Burgundy School of Business (BSB) being a really welcoming school for international students. I’m really glad that I chose the double-degree. In second semester, I chose International Business management. While I chose a quite broad stream there was some quite unique ones like luxury goods or the wine industry and tourism stream.. Overall, the double-degree is a great choice. It is a great thing to be able to talk about in interviews and I think that it is something that career wise will help make me stand out from the crowd. There are never any classes scheduled for Fridays, which is great to get away for a long weekend.  My experience in Dijon is one that will stay with me forever. I have made some great friends and it was really refreshing to spend a year in a new school with different teaching methods. The double degree is a once in a lifetime opportunity so take it if you have the chance! Keep an open mind when on your study abroad, it will definitely help to make the most of it'

Double Degrees