Entry Points (2018)

Course Overview

Commerce with German allows students to further their language skills and live abroad while gaining valuable experience of international business. It is the ideal qualification for students who want to build a career in another European Union country or in an international firm.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Additional Requirements

For Leaving Certificate - H4 in German
For A-Levels - Grade C in German

4 years

Next start date

September 2019

A Level Grades (2018)


Average intake


Closing Date

NFQ level


Mode of study

ECTS weighting




Course code

Course Outline

Course Outline - Year 1

  • Principles of Microeconomics/Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Management Accounting/Financial Accounting
  • Business Information Systems and Information Management for Business
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Business
  • Contemporary Marketing Thought
  • Contemporary Management Thought
  • German

Course Outline - Year 2

  • German
  • Inferential Statistical Methods for Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Applied Microeconomics for Business
  • Management Accounting I
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Business Finance I or Work & Employment Relations
  • Macroeconomics & the Business Environment or Business Law I
  • Plus one optional subject from the following:
    • International Financial Reporting I
    • Economics of Public Policy
    • Introduction to Financial Economics
    • Management of Organisational Change
    • The Psychology of Consumer Behaviour
    • Advanced Statistical Methods for Business
    • Information Systems & Project Management

Course Outline - Year 3

Students follow courses in languages and business studies at a university in Germany.

Course Outline - Year 4

  • Ireland in the Global Economy
  • Business Strategy
  • Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise
  • German
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Plus a number of courses from the following:
    • Accounting & Performance Measurement 
    • Economics and Public Policy
    • Management of Human Resources
    • Digital Business and Analytics
    • Marketing Management
    • Business Law
    • International Business
    • Operations/Logistics
    • Enterprise

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Further Education

Graduates can take postgraduate programmes in all of the core business disciplines.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme have found employment in: EU institutions, accounting, management consultancy, marketing, human resource management, finance (including banking & insurance), and economic policy advisory services.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

In year three of this programme students study courses in language and business at a university in Germany.


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Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,822 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Tuition

€2,598 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€12,750 p.a. 2018/19
EU Fees 2018/19:
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy:  €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.

Find out More

The JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics
T + 353 (0)91 492 612
F + 353 (0)91 494 546
E mairead.mackenzie@nuigalway.ie

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What Our Students Say


Sarah Whelan |   HR Shared Services Specialist Groupon EMEA

...I chose the B Comm International with German at NUI Galway. Being in a global business world also means that having a language other than English is very important. The B Comm International has definitely helped me develop my language and business skills. Along with learning all the important business terms in German, I also improved my writing and spelling skills in German. The course coordinator was fantastic. She gave us so much help and advice. All the lecturers were always very approachable and helpful...

Emma Cleere |   ‎Sales Executive at SiteMinder

Spending four years studying Commerce with German in NUIG was a decision which I will be forever grateful for. The course gives you a broad overview of Commerce in general while also giving you a full degree in business level German. In school, I had always struggled with German as a subject. However, I found studying German at college to be very different. Smaller interactive class sizes combined with dedicated lecturers greatly enhanced the learning experience. German, once my least favourite subject in school, ended up being one of the most enjoyable throughout college. I’d advise anyone who is looking for a versatile yet specialised degree in Commerce with a language to definitely consider studying Commerce International with German in NUIG.

Lorna Benson |   Sales and Service Consultant (German) at Wayfair

I decided to study Commerce International with German as I feel it is important to have a European language in today’s global business world. The course itself is very well structured in NUI Galway, allowing one to experience different aspects of Commerce in first year before branching into your chosen stream. Looking back, the German language was my favourite aspect of this course as I learned the skills necessary to allow me work comfortably through German on a day-to-day basis in my current career. The ERASMUS programme is one of my fondest memories from my time at NUI Galway. This year has complimented the knowledge from my degree and allowed me to gain invaluable experience. If you have a passion for Commerce I would highly recommend incorporating a European language in your degree. I believe having a European language significantly enhances your job prospects.