DN650 Commerce (BSS1)

The BComm at UCD Quinn School is the most popular business degree in Ireland and has an impressive reputation all over the world.

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The purpose of the B.Comm programme at UCD is to develop commercially astute graduates with a global mind-set that will make a significant contribution to business and broader society. We aim to develop graduates who will demonstrate critical awareness of business trends, issues, and developments; a strong analytical orientation towards decision-making and problem-solving; a deep-rooted ethical and societal awareness; a propensity for entrepreneurship and innovation; a capacity to communicate persuasively and professionally; and a life-long commitment to personal and professional excellence and development (Purpose).  We aspire to produce graduates that, over the long-term, will assume leadership positions and will have a significant impact on the development of business, economic, and social life, both nationally and internationally (education and subject/discipline/professional values).  The B.Comm curriculum is designed to develop future leaders through a rich variety of educational experiences and pedagogical innovations that focus on conceptual understanding (‘episteme’), technical mastery (‘techne’), and practical wisdom (‘phronesis’). Additionally, our students have the opportunity to participate in a range of transformative educational experiences, including business internships, international exchange programmes, summer exchange programs, and case study competitions (the nature of the learning environment for students).  The B.Comm programme emphasizes a rich variety of teaching and assessment methods, including lectures and tutorials, laboratories, case studies, essays, consulting reports, debates, presentations, group assignments, and simulations. Students are exposed to faculty with a range of different perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds (key approaches to teaching, learning and assessment). 
1 - Explain the systems of thought and theoretical underpinnings that have shaped the development of business and management practice (PG1).
2 - Evaluate the influence of economic, social, historical, and technological forces shaping business and management today (PG1).
3 - Critically appreciate the interplay and interdependencies of business functions, including accounting, finance, operations, information systems, management, marketing, and human resource management (PG1).
4 - Demonstrate critical thinking and independent reasoning skills in situations of decision-making and problem-solving, as supported by the appropriate use of analytical and quantitative techniques (PG2).
5 - Demonstrate and apply knowledge of appropriate methods, tools and techniques for identifying and resolving business problems (PG2).
6 - Utilize information technology to support and enhance business analysis and communication (PG2).
7 - Utilize accounting, economic and financial techniques to make informed business decisions (PG2).
8 - Utilize statistical, mathematical, and other analytical techniques to make informed business decisions (PG2).
9 - Demonstrate an active awareness of ethical values and business issues concerning the advancement of the broader societal ‘good’ (PG3).
10 - Identify and apply the major steps in discovering, evaluating, and exploiting opportunities for new ventures and business enterprises (PG4).
11 - Communicate, in a professional and informed manner, appropriate business and management concepts, ideas, arguments, recommendations and solutions (PG5).
12 - Develop interpersonal and collaborative learning skills (PG6).
13 - Develop independent and lifelong learning skills (PG6).
Whether you dream of starting your own business, or working in the exciting world of Irish or international business, the UCD BComm degree provides everything you'll need for a career in business and industry. That's why our BComm is the most popular business degree in Ireland, with an impressive reputation worldwide.

Many of Ireland's leading business figures started out with a BComm from UCD and are today employed in leading positions in areas as diverse as accountancy, finance, marketing and advertising and human resources, in Ireland and abroad. It's also an excellent starting point for those with aspirations to strike out on their own.

Entrepreneurship is encouraged and nurtured among students who wish to create their own business in the future. Importantly, there is a strong emphasis on ensuring students develop the practical business skills that will be vital in their everyday working life. These include teamwork and presentation skills, as well as an excellent foundation in cutting-edge technology.
STAGE 1
In Stage 1, you will be introduced to all the core business principles, ranging from Economics and Law to Management and Accounting, as well as the opportunity to choose some elective modules in anything from Languages to History.

STAGE 2
In Stage 2, you will continue to explore all the key business subjects including Management, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Accountancy, Management Information Systems and Human Resources, giving you an excellent foundation in all business areas. You could opt to spend a semester in a partner university abroad - over 70 students do this each year.

STAGE 3
With your strong foundation in all areas of business from Stages 1 and 2, you now have the opportunity to specialise in the area that most appeals
to you. Your options include:

- Accountancy
- Banking and Finance
- General Management
- International Business
- Human Resource Management
- Management Information Systems
- Marketing
Stage 2 students have the opportunity to study at one of our International Partner Universities. All business courses taken abroad are taught and examined in English and possible destinations include:

- Canada
- Singapore
- Hong Kong
- Australia
- New Zealand
- Denmark
- UK
- France
- Netherlands
- Norway

BComm graduates find employment in private, public and non-profit sectors or set up their own business. Possible career paths include:




  • Accountancy (e.g. professional training in industry, management accountants, auditors)

  • Banking and finance (e.g. investment banker, stockbroker, venture capitalist)

  • Human Resources Management (e.g. HR manager, ergonomist, training consultancy)

  • Information Systems (e.g. data analyst, ICT project leader, business analysts)

  • Management (e.g. management consultant, entrepreneur, supply chain manager)

  • Marketing (e.g. advertising, brand management, social media manager)


Programme Office,
UCD Quinn School of Business
Belfield,
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 716 4786
Email: quinnschool@ucd.ie
Web:www.ucd.ie/quinnschool

Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
     
ACC10730 Business in Society Autumn

5

BMGT10170 Inside Organisations Autumn

5

BMGT10190 Effective Learning and Develop Autumn

5

BMGT10200 Foundations of Management Autumn

5

LAW10400 Business Law 1: Transactions, Negotiations and Organisations Autumn

5

MATH10030 Mathematics for Business Autumn

5

ECON10720 Microeconomics for Business Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

ACC10040 Financial Accounting 1 Spring

5

BMGT10180 Business Management Simulation Spring

5

MIS10050 Digital Technologies in Business Spring

5

MIS10090 Data Analysis for Decision Makers Spring

5

Stage 1 Core Modules
     
Stage 1 Options - A)MIN0OF:
You may choose an Option module from the list below or a General Elective from the Electives tab in the January Registration period. Registration to Electives/Options during Autumn registration is not permitted.
     
BMGT10140 Business Plan Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT20080 Service Learning Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT10150 Project Management Spring

5

BMGT20100 Developing Future Leaders Spring

5

BMGT20130 Managing Business Ethics Spring

5

BMGT20180 Wellbeing and Work Spring

5

BMGT20190 Introduction to Negotiations Spring

5

MIS10040 Web Design and Analytics Spring

5

Stage 1 Options - A)MIN0OF:
You may choose an Option module from the list below or a General Elective from the Electives tab in the January Registration period. Registration to Electives/Options during Autumn registration is not permitted.
     
Stage 2 Core Modules
     
ACC20010 Financial Accounting 2 Autumn

5

FIN20010 Principles of Finance Autumn

5

MIS20070 Digital Society Autumn

5

MKT20020 Marketing: Firms, Customers & Society Autumn

5

ACC20020 Management Accounting Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

ECON10720 Microeconomics for Business Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT20140 Global Business Spring

5

BMGT20150 Global Operations & SCM Spring

5

MIS20010 Business Analytics Spring

5

Stage 2 Core Modules
     
Stage 2 Options - A)MIN1OF:
You must choose at least one Option Module. You may select an additional Option module from this list or the list below as an Elective module. General Elective modules can also be chosen on the Electives tab.
     
ACC20030 Audit Analytics Spring

5

ACC20040 Business, Media & Corporate Communications Spring

5

BMGT20160 Business and Social Enterprise Spring

5

MATH20320 Quantitative Methods in Business Spring

5

MIS20040 Digital Business and Social Media Strategy Spring

5

MIS20090 Design Thinking Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - A)MIN1OF:
You must choose at least one Option Module. You may select an additional Option module from this list or the list below as an Elective module. General Elective modules can also be chosen on the Electives tab.
     
Stage 2 Options - B)MIN0OF:
You may choose an Option module from the list below as your Elective Module(s). General Elective modules can also be chosen on the Electives tab.
     
MIS20100 Cybersecurity in Society Autumn

5

BMGT10140 Business Plan Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT20080 Service Learning Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT10150 Project Management Spring

5

BMGT20100 Developing Future Leaders Spring

5

BMGT20180 Wellbeing and Work Spring

5

BMGT20190 Introduction to Negotiations Spring

5

MATH20320 Quantitative Methods in Business Spring

5

MIS10040 Web Design and Analytics Spring

5

MIS20060 Money in the Digital Society Spring

5

MIS29060 Augmented Reality (AR) in Business Spring

5

MIS29080 Game Design and Gamification Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - B)MIN0OF:
You may choose an Option module from the list below as your Elective Module(s). General Elective modules can also be chosen on the Electives tab.
     
Stage 3 Core Modules
     
BMGT30300 Business Strategy Autumn

5

BMGT30460 Personal Development Portfolio Autumn

5

HRM30120 People at Work Autumn

5

BMGT30340 New Venture Creation & Develop Spring

5

Stage 3 Core Modules
     
Stage 3 Options - D)MIN6OF:
Students must choose at least 6 option modules from the below list. You may select an additional Option module(s) from this list or the list below as your Elective module(s). General Elective modules can also be chosen on the Electives tab.
     
ACC30010 Tax in Society Autumn

5

ACC30030 Cost Management Autumn

5

ACC30050 Corporate Governance, Company Law and Labour Law Autumn

5

BMGT30100 Leadership and Change Management Autumn

5

BMGT30330 Governing the Int.Business Env Autumn

5

BMGT30430 Business and Global Development Autumn

5

ECON30270 Behavioural Economics and Public Policy Autumn

5

ECON30290 Advanced Microeconomics Autumn

5

FIN30030 International Financial Management Autumn

5

FIN30170 Corporate Financial Management Autumn

5

FIN30190 Behavioural Finance Autumn

5

FIN30200 Econometrics of Financial Mark Autumn

5

FIN30220 Green Ventures Autumn

5

FIN30520 Machine Learning in Finance Autumn

5

HRM30020 European IR and HRM Autumn

5

HRM30070 HRM in Multinationals Autumn

5

MIS20080 Introduction to Programming Autumn

5

MIS30020 Digital Business Solutions Autumn

5

MIS30040 Analytics Modelling Autumn

5

MKT30040 Consumer & Buyer Behaviour Autumn

5

MKT30050 Marketing Research Autumn

5

MKT30060 Strategic Market Management Autumn

5

MKT30150 Responsible Marketing Autumn

5

MKT30170 Brand Management Autumn

5

BMGT30440 Managing in a Cross-Cultural Environment Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

ECON30130 Econometrics: Applying Statistics to Economic Data Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

MKT30140 Marketing Negotiations Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

ACC30020 Financial Accounting 3 Spring

5

ACC30060 Financial Statement Analysis Spring

5

ACC30070 Business & Personal Taxes Spring

5

BMGT30090 Entrepreneurship in Action Spring

5

BMGT30130 Global Industry Analysis Spring

5

BMGT30210 Managing Service Operations Spring

5

BMGT30220 Supply Chain Management Spring

5

BMGT30290 Applied International Business Project Spring

5

BMGT30320 EU Policy in Business Spring

5

BMGT30350 Org.Knowledge,Creativity&Innov Spring

5

BMGT30450 Groups and Teams Spring

5

ECON30160 International Trade Economics Spring

5

ECON30170 Financial Economics: Asset Pricing Spring

5

ECON30190 Public Economics: Government Spending, Taxation and Public Choice Spring

5

FIN30080 Financial Institution Management Spring

5

FIN30090 Treasury and Risk Management Spring

5

FIN30100 Investment and Portfolio Management Spring

5

HRM30010 Human Resource Management Spring

5

HRM30060 Managing Diversity Spring

5

HRM30100 International HRM Spring

5

MIS30010 Decision Analytics Spring

5

MIS30120 Advanced Web Development Spring

5

MIS30150 Strategic Decision Making in the Digital World Spring

5

MKT30080 Global Marketing Spring

5

MKT30090 Marketing Communications Spring

5

MKT30120 Digital Marketing Spring

5

Stage 3 Options - D)MIN6OF:
Students must choose at least 6 option modules from the below list. You may select an additional Option module(s) from this list or the list below as your Elective module(s). General Elective modules can also be chosen on the Electives tab.
     
Stage 3 Options - E)MIN0OF:
You may choose an Option module from the list below as your Elective Module(s). General Elective modules can also be chosen on the Electives tab.
     
BMGT20110 Family Business Autumn

5

MIS20100 Cybersecurity in Society Autumn

5

BMGT10140 Business Plan Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT20080 Service Learning Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

ACC20040 Business, Media & Corporate Communications Spring

5

BMGT10150 Project Management Spring

5

BMGT20100 Developing Future Leaders Spring

5

BMGT20130 Managing Business Ethics Spring

5

BMGT20160 Business and Social Enterprise Spring

5

BMGT20180 Wellbeing and Work Spring

5

BMGT20190 Introduction to Negotiations Spring

5

MATH20320 Quantitative Methods in Business Spring

5

MIS10040 Web Design and Analytics Spring

5

MIS20060 Money in the Digital Society Spring

5


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