The BComm International (BCIT) combines a ﬂexible business education from Ireland’s leading business school with the linguistic skills and a cultural understanding to succeed in the exciting world of international business.
Students of the BCIT course are well-grounded in the theory and practice of business management and equipped to understand and comment critically on business issues. To achieve a truly global perspective on business, it is necessary to immerse yourself in the culture, and not just learn the vocabulary. Students are brought to a high level of language proﬁciency and cultural sensitivity which enables them to live abroad for a year and to study business through their chosen language. While this immersive experience is a demanding challenge, education experts have shown that these multicultural competencies are strongly linked with innovative thinking and creative performance.
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On applying you will select two languages to study, choosing from Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish. With the exception of French (H4 requirement, or equivalent), you have the option to study these languages from beginner level. While the European options focus on language, literature and culture, the Chinese option encompasses Chinese language, culture, politics, law and society.
At the end of the first semester students choose one of the two options to pursue as their language minor for the remainder of the programme. While the European language options include a focus on literature and culture, the Chinese language option encompasses culture, politics, law and society.
Throughout the duration of the programme, you will receive a firm foundation in core and specialist business disciplines, as well as developing your language proficiency to degree minor level.
- Maths & Statistics
- Organisational Behaviour
- Business in Society
- 4 x Language & Culture/Literature modules
- Managerial Accounting
- Human Resources
- Global Operations
- Information & Communications Technology
- 5 x Language & Culture/Literature modules.
Third & Fourth Years
The year studying abroad is an integral part of the BCIT programme, and you will spend the year studying abroad at one of our highly regarded international business school partners. With the European language minors, you will study business subjects through the chosen language for the year, while the Chinese minor involves one semester studying Chinese language and a second semester studying business through English.
In the final year you will continue with language and culture/literature studies, and in addition can specialise in a particular business discipline (such as Accountancy, Management, Marketing, Banking & Finance, MIS or HRM) or study a mix of business subjects.
Students attend lectures, tutorials and seminars, and undertake group and individual presentations, project work and independent study. Projects include case studies, business simulations, presentations and web development.
BComm International graduates ﬁnd employment in the private, public and not-for-proﬁt or NGO sectors, or set up their own companies. Many diﬀerent career paths are available, and students who can combine an international language with a business qualiﬁcation are highly employable graduates for multinational companies. In addition, the focus on multicultural competencies gives BCIT graduates a unique competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
“Choosing UCD was an obvious choice for me given its strong academics and large international student body. During my time at UCD I have been able to shape my educational experience through studying a comprehensive business curriculum in conjunction with my passion for foreign languages. UCD enabled me to put my foreign language skills to the test by studying in Valencia, Spain for one academic year strengthening my linguistic and communication skills. I have found commerce international both rewarding and challenging as UCD has pushed me as a business student and as a member of a global society.”
Stephen Bigger, Bachelor of Commerce International, Year 4