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Bachelor of Commerce International

Students on the BCIT programme study a core set of business modules. The business modules cover quantitative skills such as Economics and Finance, Accounting, Maths and Data Analysis. Students also develop their understanding of the softer skills required in the business world by studying how organisations work, how business works in society and the effects of culture on business practices. These modules are delivered by lecturers who are active in the research and practice of specific business subject areas.

The language modules cover linguistics, literature and culture equipping students with the critical analysis skills vital to any career. In year 4 students can select specialist options from business subject areas such as Accounting, Banking & Finance, IR & HR, Management, Management Information Systems or Marketing.

 

Curriculum Overview

Semester 1 Mathematics for Business Inside Organisations Business in Society Foundations of Management Thought Language 1
core module
Language 2
core module
Semester 2 Financial Accounting 1 Data Analysis for Decision Makers Microeconomics for Business Language core module Language core module ELECTIVE

 

Semester 1 Principles of Finance Comparative Human Resource Management Marketing: Firms, Customers & Society Language core module Language option module ELECTIVE
Semester 2 Management Accounting Digital Business Studies in Global Operations Language core module Language core module Language option module

 

Studying abroad is a wonderful opportunity for you to develop linguistic skills and enhance your understanding of the international business environment. It improves employment opportunities and is a great way to meet new friends and experience different cultures and languages. The academic year abroad is an integral part of the BCIT Degree, studying business and language. You will also follow UCD online modules specifically designed to enhance and understand their experiences while abroad. You will return to UCD for your final year, after what we hope is a great personal experience. We find that students are more independent and self-confident, having developed a great set of inter-cultural communication skills.  Learn more here.

Languages Minor

Semester 1 Business Strategy Business option module Business option module Language core codule Language option module ELECTIVE
Semester 2 New Venture Creation and Development Business option module Business option module Language core module Language option module

ELECTIVE

 

Language Options

Chinese Language Experience Semester 1
Elementary Written Chinese II Semester 2
Elementary Spoken Chinese II Semester 2
French Grammar & Comprehension Semester 1
French Grammar & Expression Semester 2
French Fiction Semester 2
German Language Semester 1
German Language Semester 2
German History on Screen Semester 2
Italian Language Semester 1
Italian Language Semester 2
Making Italy Semester 2
Spanish Language Semester 1
Spanish Language Semester 2
Reading Hispanic Texts Semester 2

Sample Timetable

 MondayTuesday
09.00   Foundations of Management Thought
11.00 Data Analysis for Decision Makers Tennis Club Training
13.00 Class Readings Class readings & Lecture Preparation
15.00 Inside Organisations Maths for Business
17.00 Gym & Swimming Lessons Guest Speaker
19.00    
21.00 UCD Film Society at UCD Cinema  

 

The purpose of the Bachelor of Commerce (International) programme is to develop commercially astute graduates with a sophisticated degree of intercultural competence that will make a significant contribution to business and broader society in a global context.  We aspire to produce graduates that, over the long-term, will assume leadership positions in organisations on the international stage and will have a significant impact on the development of business, economic, and social life, nationally and internationally (Purpose).  We aim to foster critical thinking and to develop intellectual acumen through the development of linguistic proficiency and through the exploration of the cultural, business and social traditions of other countries.  Graduates will demonstrate critical awareness of business trends, issues, and developments; be fully equipped to lead and manage in a multicultural environment; be creative problem-solvers and have an analytical approach to decision-making; have a deep-rooted ethical and societal awareness with an understanding of, and respect for, cultural diversity; demonstrate a multilingual capacity to communicate persuasively and professionally; and have a life-long commitment to personal and professional excellence and development (education and subject/discipline/professional values).  The Bachelor of Commerce (International) curriculum is designed to develop future leaders through a range of transformative educational experiences and pedagogical innovations from both business and the arts, designed to foster the student’s own development of autonomous learning strategies, independent thought and intellectual curiosity.  Students also spend an academic year with an international partner university, so are immersed in the culture and language of the host country (the nature of the learning environment for students).  The programme emphasises a mix of teaching and assessment methods including business case studies, interactive language classes, tutorials and the use of the virtual learning environment.  Students are exposed to faculty, national and international, with a range of different perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds (key approaches to teaching, learning and assessment). 

 

Programme Goals Programme Learnings Outcomes

Programme Goal 1:

Students will demonstrate a critical awareness of business issues, trends, and developments.

Programme Learning Outcome 1a:

Explain the systems of thought and theoretical underpinnings that have shaped the development of business and management practice.

 

Programme Learning Outcome 1b:

Evaluate the influence of economic, social, cultural, historical, and technological forces shaping business and management today 

 

Programme Learning Outcome 1c:

Critically appreciate the interplay and interdependencies of business functions, including accounting, finance, operations, information systems, management, marketing, and human resource management.

Programme Goal 2:

Students will demonstrate linguistic proficiency and a thorough understanding of the cultural, business and social traditions of other countries.

Programme Learning Outcome 2a:

Reach and demonstrate a sophisticated competence in their chosen language, including a broad awareness of syntax, register and style, and the ability to mediate between that language and English.

 

Programme Learning Outcome 2b:

Develop insights into and communicate knowledge of their chosen culture, media and society (drawn from areas such as literature, film, drama, politics, business, law and economics).

 

Programme Learning Outcome 2c:

Demonstrate an awareness of cultural difference and the value of interaction and dialogue with other cultures.

Programme Goal 3:

Students will demonstrate linguistic proficiency and a thorough understanding of the cultural, business and social traditions of other countries.

Programme Learning Outcome 3a:

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.

 

Programme Learning Outcome 3b:

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.

Programme Goal 4:

Students will demonstrate a critical appreciation of ethical, social and cross cultural issues.

Programme Learning Outcome 4a:

Demonstrate an active awareness of ethical values and business issues concerning the advancement of the broader societal good.

 

Programme Learning Outcome 4b:

Demonstrate an understanding of, and respect for, cultural diversity.

Programme Goal 5:

Students will demonstrate a propensity for entrepreneurship and innovation.

Programme Learning Outcome 5a:

Identify and apply the major steps in discovering, evaluating, and exploiting opportunities for new ventures and business enterprises.

Programme Goal 6:

Students will demonstrate a capacity to communicate persuasively and professionally

Programme Learning Outcome 6a:

Communicate, in a professional and informed manner, appropriate business and management concepts, ideas, arguments, recommendations and solutions.

Programme Goal 7:

Students will demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional excellence and development.

Programme Learning Outcome 7a:

Develop interpersonal and collaborative learning skills and independent and lifelong learning skills.

 

 

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