It is not necessary to have studied a business subject at secondary school. The minimum subject entry requirements for successful application are Mathematics (Minimum O2/H6 in Leaving Cert or equivalent), Irish, English, a third language and two other recognised subjects.
On average, students in our full-time programmes have 18-22 hours of contact time per week, including lectures, tutorials and small group teaching. Outside of this, you will be expected to schedule time for study and class preparation as well as time to work on projects and assignments, either individually or in a group. We would estimate workload (inclusive of lectures) to be around 30-40 hours per week.
There is an extra Maths class for those who did ordinary level Maths for the Leaving Certificate. (Students who have taken ordinary level maths will have 3 hours lecturer/tutorials per week and those who have completed higher level will have only 2 hours. Students with a D in honours level maths will be in with the ordinary level group.).
The UCD Maths Support Centre is also available for students who might need additional help with maths or quantitative subjects during the academic year. The School has a low dropout rate and we can support students through academic or personal difficulties that you may have.
BComm students take 5 Horizon Electives in total and can choose the electives from a languages subject are (depending on availability and timetabling).
Any UCD student taking French via the School of Languages & Literatures (SLL) must have a minimum H4 in Leaving Cert French (or equivalent). In addition to this SLL have School Language Regulations requiring students to have completed certain French modules to move from one Stage to the next so your student must be careful with the subject she chooses.
However, French is also offered via the UCD Applied Language Centre which may suit better as they often offer classes later in the day than the normal timetable – full details of their courses on their website www.ucd.ie/alc
Your internship will be based in the Dublin region. You will be staying on campus in Belfield, UCD and you should take into account that most students you will be required to commute to their workplace using public transport. A lot of our placements are based in the city centre, this would involve at least a 30-40 minutes commute in rush hour traffic. Students will be provided with a map and details of how to get to their placement from UCD.