BComm (Finance)

Course Information

This is a degree that gives students a solid understanding of the business environment, enabling graduates to develop the skills, knowledge and insights to make a positive difference in business and society, while achieving the highest of personal ambitions. Admission to the BDIC BComm degree is competitive and requires excellent English proficiency. 

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The BComm in Finance offers a broad business education of the highest international standards, equipping students for a rewarding and fulfilling career in business in general, and in finance in particular. You will develop a sound knowledge of business and management practice; build a solid, practical understanding of key business methods, tools and techniques; and become an independent learner and thinker.

The programme develops analytical skills - both quantitative and qualitative - critical reasoning and experience with strategic evaluation and planning. Academic staff from UCD offer a world-class business education, recognised as the best in Ireland.  

This is a 4-year bachelor degree programme in Finance. The curriculum includes lectures, tutorials/seminars and project work. This degree starts with core requirements in a broad variety of business subjects, taught by UCD's leading business academics in areas including:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Industrial Relations and Human Resources
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

Core modules include:

  • Leadership and Change Management
  • ICT in Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Live
  • International Financial Management
  • Strategic Market Management


Our approach to assessment is innovative and balanced and is driven by the need to attain specified learning outcomes. Assessments will vary between modules, but it will employ a mixture of assessment techniques and formats, from traditional examinations to team-based project work.

All core modules of this programme are taught in the English language, and the majority of the modules are taught by academic staff from UCD , who are often experts in their relevant research areas.

Graduates of BDIC's B Comm in Finance will graduate with strong English proficiency ready to join the ranks of those in top positions in finance, accounting, consulting and general management with many of the Fortune 500 companies.

Possible careers include those in the areas of:

  • Accountancy
  • Banking and Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing

Graduates may enjoy careers as an investment analyst, equity trader, fund accountant, chartered accountant, treasury manager and management consultant. Companies in Ireland and abroad employing UCD business graduates include Apple, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, IBM, Skype, Citi, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, HSBC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PwC, and KPMG. These firms, and many others, actively recuit from our student body before graduation. Should you wish to pursue further education after graduating with a UCD business degree, your credentials will be recognised by universities and business schools around the world.

Additionally you may consider graduate studies at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in areas such as accounting, human resources, management, management consulting and more.