|Duration: 3 Years||
|CAO Code : DN650|
|CAO Points 2012: 465|
Whether you dream of starting your own business, or you just want to enter the exciting world of Irish or international business, the three year BComm at UCD Quinn School of Business will provide you with all the tools you need for a career in business or industry. The BComm is Ireland's most popular undergraduate business degree and provides you with the flexibility to pursue a career in a diverse range of roles - accountancy, marketing, finance, advertising, journalism, teaching both in industry and the not-for-profit sector.
In September 2011 we will introduce a revolutionary new BComm curriculum with a global outlook and a focus on innovation, corporate citizenship and personal development. Our new curriculum was developed following consultation with a range of key groups including academics, careers advisors, employers, graduates, and future and prospective UCD Quinn School students.
If you are looking to develop the essential business knowledge, skills and compentencies that are vital in the world of business and management, the BComm at UCD Quinn School is an excellent starting point.
3 themes, or Programme Pillars, form the basis of the new curriculum.
Throughout your studies at UCD Quinn School you will be exposed to the multitude of ways in which innovation and enterprise play a fundamental role in the success of business. Topics covered will include:
Througout your studies you will be challenged to consider the nature of the relationship between Business and Society, and how societal issues are increasingly affecting all aspects of corporate strategy and behaviour. Business plays a fundamental role in our society by creating wealth and employment, and contributing to public services. Issues such as global warming, resource depletion or the treatment of workers in factories in developing countries are among a wide range of societal issues that business leaders are required to grapple with. Additionally, following the global economic downturn and the crisis in the banking and financial sector at the end of the 2000s, the ethical and moral principles of business are firmly in the spotlight. Individual subject areas will cover specific topics such as:
As part of the 'Portfolio of Achievement' module you will record and demonstrate the skills, experiences and achievements of your period of undergraduate study at UCD Quinn School of Business. Soft skills such as team-building, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, diplomacy or persuasion could be demonstrated as valuable personal attributes developed through participation in the programme. Engagement with the university and external communities might be highlighted in the portfolio. For example, how you contributed to University life through membership and involvement in various student bodies, by achievements on the sports field, through a service learning contribution to the wider community. The range of skills and experiences gained from all the activities that comprise a university experience will be reflected upon. At the end of your degree programme your personal development journey will be a significant one, and this will be captured in the Portfolio of Achievement module. The Personal Development Portfolio submitted and presented to Faculty at the end of the programme represents the personal development and potential contribution of each Quinn School graduating student.
Throughout your degree programme, you will cover all the core business principles, from economics and marketing to information systems and accounting. You will also have the opportunity to choose a number of option and UCD Horizon modules such as Web Design and Analytics, eBusiness and Social Networking, How to create a business plan or Project Management. At UCD Quinn School, we believe it is vital that you have flexibility in what you study.
(NB Modules are subject to change)
You will be introduced to the core skills and competencies necessary to succeed in university and will develop knowledge in the foundations of business. Modules include Principles of Management & Marketing, ICT in Business, Business in Society and Mathematics for Business. Refer to the curriculum table above for the full list of Stage 1 modules.
You will learn more about key business functions such as Accountancy, Human Resource Management and Marketing, and the inter-relationships between these functions within organisations. There will also be an emphasis on the global aspects of business. Modules include Microeconomics, Business Analytics, Marketing and Management Accounting. Refer to the curriculum table above for the full list of Stage 2 modules.
You will have the opportunity to focus on the business area(s) that most appeal to you by choosing from a wide range of modules including Accounting, Marketing, Management, Banking and Finance, MIS, Human Resource Management. Modules include Innovation and Enterprise, Business Information Systems and Leadership & Change Management. Refer to the curriculum table above for the full list of Stage 3 modules.
The Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) Programme has the following entry requirements.
A third language
Mathematics (Minimum B3 Ordinary Level in Leaving Certificate)
Two other recognised subjects
For A Level Grade requirements, please click here
Each year over 60 Stage 2 students have the opportunity to study abroad during the second semester at one of our BComm Partner Universities and Business Schools worldwide.
To be eligible to apply students must have the full 60ECTS credits from BComm Stage 1 and have a minimum Stage GPA of 3. Students are selected based on their Stage 1 results.
All Business courses taken abroad are taught and examined in English.
Click on the interactive map to review the different destinations and partner universities.
When you graduate with a degree from UCD Quinn School, your career options are almost endless. Our degrees are highly valued business qualifications, acknowledged by employers, professional bodies and major universities around the world. Graduates have tremendous opportunities in any number of business areas, such as accountancy, financial services, marketing, advertising and human resources management. Some graduates also work in journalism, and others have opted for lecturing and teaching.
Click on the links below to find out more about what some our graduates are doing now.
You may decide to further your education by pursuing postgraduate study, taking masters or doctoral degrees at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, or at other universities in Ireland or overseas.