The new degree extends study abroad opportunities through English to China, Australia and the United States in addition to existing partner countries throughout the European Union.
The degree combines a year’s placement and Erasmus with study in Galway, giving a “unique opportunity” to students according to Programme Director, Dr Gerard Turley.
“This four year degree is designed to prepare students for the challenges of working in today’s global business environment,” he said.
The international element of this course will help give an edge to NUI Galway graduates, according to Dr Ann Torres, Vice-Dean of Internationalisation at the university.
“The Bachelor of Commerce (Global Experience) course responds to the needs of employers and will produce highly sought after graduates in all areas of business,” she said.
The course requires students to complete several modules in the many realms of business in Years One and Two, a year abroad in Year Three and specialising in their choice of eight business streams in Final Year back in Galway: Accounting and Performance Measurement; Economics and Public Policy; Management of Human Resources; Marketing Management; Digital Business and Analytics; Finance; Business Law; or International Business.
President of NUI Galway, Jim Browne had high praise for the new course, believing it will benefit business students greatly.
“Studying abroad in the business schools of leading universities whilst immersed in the culture of our partner countries is a strategic element of preparation of the student for a successful career in international business,” he commented.
“The introduction of partnerships in China, Australia and the United States results in a truly international business degree which builds student networks and understanding on a global scale.”
The new course joins the many business degrees in NUI Galway including Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce (International with Continental Language), Bachelor of Commerce (Gaeilge), Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems and Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics and Economics.