About This Course
Business and Financial Economics - International Direct Entry
BABFE / DipBFE
2 years (BA Hons), 1 year (Dip)
€20,500 See Fees and Costs for full details.
See Requirements for full details.
The BA (Hons) Business and Financial Economics (2 years)
This programme is delivered in partnership with Chinese partner universities with whom University College Cork has a bilateral agreement under statute 263 of the National University of Ireland.
The programme comprises 180 credits. Students will study for one year if a scholarship student and for two years if a non-scholarship student prior to entering the programme in UCC. The students will complete two years at University College Cork, taking modules to the value of 60 credits in each of Second and Third Years. When studying at UCC a student may not register for more than 60 credits in any one academic year.
The Diploma in Business and Financial Economics (1 year)
This programme is delivered in partnership with Chinese partner universities with whom University College Cork has a bilateral agreement under statute 263 of the National University of Ireland. Having studied for three years at a partner Chinese university, students will study for one year at University College Cork, taking the diploma programme to the value of 60 credits as outlined below.
Expected lecture hours: You will have approximately 12 lecture hours per week, with additional tutorial and practical hours and class meetings or activities.
Full module information is detailed in the book of modules.
Why Choose This Course
Sustainability is an important part of our programmes. All four aspects of Planet, People, Profit and Innovation are considered as we work towards our goal of ‘Shaping leaders for a sustainable future'.
Planet features strongly in the programs where students study a dedicated environmental economics module. Understanding the role of people in developing a sustainable future cannot be underestimated. Students gain an insight into this in modules on labour economics and health economics. The role of profit is considered in a wide range of modules including corporate strategy. Innovation theories are considered in modules such as regional economics. The teaching teams also pride themselves in using innovative technologies and teaching methods in delivering the programme.
It is important that our students develop the skills they need for their chosen careers over the course of their chosen programme. In both degree and diploma programmes, there is an emphasis on developing presentation skills, professional writing skills and teamwork skills. Students also attend dedicated workshops delivered by the UCC Skills Centre and the UCC Careers Office.
There are two entry routes into the 2-year BA (Hons) programme.
- Students selected for the scholarship-based Overseas Visiting Learning Programme (OVLP) under the guidance of Beijing Municipal Education Commission. These students will have successfully completed and passed 1 year of an approved programme of study in BTBU or BISTU with whom University College Cork has a bilateral agreement.
- Non-Scholarship students from approved Chinese Partner Institutions will have successfully completed and passed 2 years of an approved programme of study in a UCC partner university in China.
To be admitted to Second Year at UCC, students will be required to have:
- Completed 3 credits of Economics including either Microeconomics or Macroeconomics;
- Achieved 70% minimum marks (in Business or Economics modules); and
- Satisfied English language proficiency requirements as set out by University College Cork for non-EU students IELTS 6.0.
Final approval is subject to the discretion of the Programme Director(s) in University College Cork.
In the event of an applicant exceeding the entry criteria, no module exemptions will be allowed under any circumstance.
To be admitted to the 1-year Diploma programme students will be required to:
(a) successfully complete and pass credits equivalent to three full academic years study of their degree programme at a partner Chinese university with whom University College Cork has a bilateral agreement; and
(b) satisfy English language proficiency requirements as set out by University College Cork for non-EU students.
Students from non-partner institutions will be assessed for eligibility for the programme on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the approval of the College of Business and Law.
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 visit our qualification comparison page.
Refer to our International Office page for more information on how to apply to UCC.
Fees and Costs
International students qualify for an academic scholarship of €5,000 for each year of their undergraduate programme.
For International Fees see our Fees Schedule page.
How Do I Apply
Application queries should be directed to our International Office.
EU Applicants: The Central Applications Office (CAO) processes applications for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions. Refer to the CAO page for further information.
QQI FET/FETAC Applicants: See our QQI FET/FETAC Applicants page.
All Applicants: Please note that the modules listed are indicative of the current set of modules for this course and 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 terms programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.