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Commerce (International) with Hispanic Studies

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Commerce (International) with Hispanic Studies

  • Code


  • College

    Business and Law

  • Duration

    4 years

  • Teaching Mode


  • Qualifications

    BComm International

  • Fees

    Student Contribution + Capitation: €3,130 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    1 x H3, 1 x H5, 4 x O6/H7; Maths. H3 in language other than English. See Requirements for full details.

  • CAO Points

    Unavailable from 2022

  • CAO Points Range

    Unavailable from 2022

Course Outline

Combining business subjects with the study of the Spanish language and culture, this degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in a fast-changing global business environment.

The BComm (International) with Hispanic Studies is a four-year course that combines comprehensive education in commerce – in areas that include international finance, marketing, management, accounting, statistics and economics – with the acquisition of a high level of linguistic and intercultural skills in Spanish.

Year 3 of the course is spent studying abroad, in either Spain or Mexico, and you will also have an opportunity to study Portuguese.


Year 1 Modules:

  • AC1102  Financial Accounting (5 credits);
  • EC1202 Business Economics I (5 credits);
  • GV1102 Introduction to Government and Politics (5 credits);
  • IS1105 Business Information Systems (5 credits);
  • LW1108 Introduction to the Legal System (5 credits);
  • LW1109 Introduction to Business Law (5 credits);
  • MA1100 Introductory Mathematics for Business I (5 credits);
  • MG1004 Introduction to Management and Organisation (5 credits);
  • MG1006 Principles of Marketing in International Environments (5 credits);
  • HS1101 First Year Spanish Language for Beginners (15 credits); or
  • HS1030 Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Studies (5 credits) and 
  • HS1102  First Year Spanish Language for Non-Beginners (10 credits)

Year 2 Modules:


Introduction to Management Accounting;  Business Economics;  Principles of Food Marketing;  European Government and Politics;  Management Information Systems;  International Management and Organisation;  Introduction to Business Statistics;  Second Year Spanish Language;  Business,  Culture and Society in Spain and Portugal;  Dissertation


Culture and Society in the Spanish Golden Age;  Contemporary Writing;  Hispanic Theatre;  Iberian Identities;  Understanding Latin America;  Basque Culture and Language;  Catalan Language and Culture;  Galician Language and Culture;  Linguistics;  Art and Visual Culture of the Spanish Golden Age;  US Hispanic Fiction;  Cinema and Identity in Spain and Latin America;  Portuguese Language and Culture

Year 3 Modules:

Students spend a year abroad in one of the UCC partner institutions in Spain, Argentina or Mexico.  Students can attend a full academic year in a host university or attend university and undertake a work placement.

Year 4 Modules:


Final Year Spanish Language  


History and Society in Spanish Literature;  Aspects of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language;  Linguistics;  Hispanic Theatre;  Catalan Language and Culture;  Galician Language and Culture;  Truth and Fiction in Cervantes' Novelas Ejemplares;  Golden Age Drama;  Gender, Violence and Power on the US-Mexico Border;  Latin-American Human Rights;  Portuguese Language;  Translating Business, Culture and Society in the Hispanic World

plus modules to be taken from one of the following groups:  Accounting,  Finance and Information Systems;  Food Business and Development;  Business Economics;  Management and Marketing;  Government;  Mathematics and Statistics;  Law

See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the programme and the Book of Modules for a more detailed description of programme modules.

Course Practicalities

The BComm International with Hispanic Studies is a full-time course. Contact hours will vary depending on the modules selected (from 20 hours a week), with additional hours required for reading, class preparation, laboratory hours etc.

Why Choose This Course

Foreign languages are so important to us in terms of serving our customers.

Bob Savage

Vice-President and Managing Director, EMC Ireland COE

I took up employment with Telefónica on their pan-European graduate programme, made possible by the skills I learned at UCC

Brian Foley

BCOMM International (Spanish)

Find Out More

The BComm International with Hispanic Studies offers a work placement abroad and has the widest range of international partners in Spain and Mexico of any college in Ireland. You will also have an opportunity to learn Portuguese during your studies.

Placement or Study Abroad Information

The course offers a wide range of opportunities to study abroad, including at the universities of Alicante, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña and Pamplona, and at the University of Deusto at its campuses in Bilbao and the beautiful city of San Sebastián.

You can also choose to study in Guadalajara, Mexico, where we also offer work-placement opportunities with the multinational company Flextronics.

Skills and Careers Information

On this course you will acquire sought-after linguistic and intercultural skills that will enable you to compete effectively in the global marketplace.

Spanish is the world’s second language, spoken by more than 350 million people and of major importance in the world’s biggest economic power, the United States.

Career opportunities beckon in a range of areas including international finance, marketing, accounting, economics, translation, tourism, global retail, education and interpreting, among many others.


Leaving Certificate entry requirements:

At Least six subjects must be presented. Minimum grade H3 in one subject, minimum grade H5 in one subject and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. English and Irish are requirements for all programmes unless the applicant is exempt from Irish. Applicants will need to meet the following minimum entry requirements:




Other Language






H3 in a language other than English

Mature students:  Applicants should apply directly through the CAO, include a statement of interest and may be required to attend for interview. Leaving Certificate Maths is recommended and applicants must have a H3 in a language other than English (HB3 if presenting a pre-2017 Leaving Certificate). Approximately three places are available on this programme for mature applicants.

International Students should visit the International Education website.


Non-EU Candidates

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

To verify if you meet the minimum academic and language requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website.

Mature Students Requirements

Please refer to the mature student entry requirements for details. 

Fees and Costs

Course fees include a tuition fee, student contribution fee and capitation fee. The state will pay the tuition fees for EU students who are eligible under the Free Fees Scheme. The annual student Contribution and Capitation Fees are payable by the student. In 2021/22 the Student Contribution Fee will be €3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be €130.

Please see Fees Office for more information.

Non-EU Fees

The Undergraduate Fees Schedule is available here.

How Do I Apply

EU Applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.

Non-EU Applicants

Mature Applicants:  Application is made through the CAO and the closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry. Find out about our mature entry requirements here

Non-EU Applications

Applicants who are interested in applying for the programme can apply online.

For full details of the non-EU application procedure visit our how to apply pages for international students.


**All Applicants please note: modules listed in the course outline above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course, but these are subject to change from year to year. Please check the college calendar for the full academic content of any given course for the current year. 

In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools and departments. 

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