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  1. Second Year Student Orientation 2013/2014 Welcome Back Ms. Eilis O’Regan, B. Comm. Programme Manager | September 2013 J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  2. Second Year - Important Year • Degree calculation - 30% Second Year + 70% Third Year • Interviews in Final Year - Second year results • Skills Development • Decide on choosing a stream J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  3. B.Comm. – 2BC1 Modules Semester I Statistical Methods for Business 5 ECTS Action Marketing 5 ECTS Organisational Behaviour 5 ECTS Managerial Economics 5 ECTS Management Accounting I 5 ECTS Skills for Work Life 5 ECTS _______ Total Obligatory 30 ECTS B.Comm. – 2BC1 Modules Semester II Business Finance I 5 ECTS Employment Relations 5 ECTS Macroeconomics 5 ECTS Information & Operations Mgmt 5 ECTS Total Obligatory 20 ECTS Two Optional Modules 10 ECTS _______ Total 30 ECTS Second Year B.Comm.Students can only register for 60 credits (50 obligatory and 10 optional) J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  4. B.Comm. International 2BC2-5 Modules Semester I Management Accounting I 5 ECTS Managerial Economics 5 ECTS Statistical Methods for Business 5 ECTS Organisational Behaviour 5 ECTS Action Marketing 5 ECTS Language 5 ECTS _______ Total Obligatory 30 ECTS B.Comm. International 2BC2-5 Modules Semester II Business Finance I OR Employment Relations 5 ECTS Macroeconomics OR Business Law I 5 ECTS Language 15 ECTS Total Obligatory 25 ECTS One Optional Module 5 ECTS _______ TOTAL 30 ECTS Second Year B.Comm. InternationalStudents can only register for 60 credits (55 obligatory and 5 optional) J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  5. Second Year B.Comm. & B.Comm. International Options Semester II AY209 International Financial Reporting I 5 ECTS EC259 Economics of Public Policy 5 ECTS} EC247 Introduction to Financial Economics 5 ECTS} CI200 Chinese for Business – Language & Culture I 5 ECTS MA218 Advanced Statistical Methods for Business 5 ECTS MG206 Management of Organisational Change 5 ECTS MK206 Consumer Behaviour 5 ECTS MS203 Information Systems Management 5 ECTS LW190 Business Law I (Comm. International, ONLY) 5 ECTS LW290 Business Law II (B. Comm. ONLY & pre-requisite of LW190) 5 ECTS • B.Comm. 2BC1 - not permitted to choose two options with the same module prefix • B.Comm. International 2BC2 ,2BC3, 2BC4, 2BC5 – choose one option only • An Advisory Session will be held in January 2014, with more details J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  6. Business Law – B.Comm. International only B.Comm International students who wish to take Business Law I please note: • No exemption from the CAI CAP 1 exams (Business Law 2 and Advanced Business Law are required for the exemption) J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  7. Subjects /Modules • Technical Subjects • Statistics • Management Accounting • Managerial Economics • Descriptive Subjects • Action Marketing • Organisational Behaviour • Skills for Work Life J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  8. Streams in Final Commerce:B.Comm + B.Comm International • Accounting • Economics • Business Information Systems • Management of Human Resources • Marketing Courses and related Streams are offered subject to sufficient demand and availability of staff. FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING AVAILABLE MODULES VISIT http://www.nuigalway.ie/cairnes/currentstudents/ J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  9. Second Commerce It is advisable to choose modules with a view to your ‘Stream’ for Final Year. Some modules may be recommended when considering a certain final year stream. J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  10. Module Registration • Students must register online by 30th September www.nuigalway.ie/registration • Semester II - TBA (end of week 4, most likely) • YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO CHANGE YOUR MIND AFTER THIS DATE J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  11. Full Time Students • Full time course • Full time student • Coursework • You’ve asked for it • We’ve provided it • due dates, opportunity to accumulate marks, not repeatable. J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  12. B.Comm. – Skills for Work Life Skills for Work Life • 100% Continuous Assessment • % not repeatable - Workshops • Lecturer: Michael Campion J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  13. Progression to Final Year • Pass a total of 60 ECTS: B.Comm –50 obligatory + 10 optional credits B.Comm International –55 obligatory + 5 optional credits • Pass mark is 40% J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  14. Progression to Final Year B.Comm Students have to pass ALL modules in 2nd year BEFORE they can progress to final year. B.Comm. International students must pass ALL the requirements of second year BEFORE they can progress to the year abroad. J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  15. Progression to Final Year: Passing by Compensation The Pass standard is 40% in each subject.  However the year may be passed by compensation provided: - The aggregate mark for all modules of the year is at least 40% - No mark is below 35% - Not more than 15 ECTS have marks in range 35 – 39% Note: Where one or more of these conditions have not been met, each modulewith a mark below 40% must be repeated.  Marks of 40%  and above arecarried forward to the next session and are not repeatable. J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  16. Example of Student who can Compensate - Pass J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  17. Example of Student who cannot Compensate - Fail J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  18. B. Comm. Calculation of Degree Average Second Year Results will count towards your Degree average and grade: The overall degree mark will be derived from adding together: 30% of the Second Year marks + 70% of the Final Year aggregate marks. J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  19. B. Comm. Overall Grade in the Degree: Degree Average Grade in B. Comm. Degree • H1 70% on the aggregate • H2.1 60% on the aggregate • H2.2 50% on the aggregate • H3 40% on the aggregate J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  20. Second Year Commerce Repeat Examinations • Students must present for the initial examination in a module unless permission has been granted from the School Office. • Medical certificates should be supplied to the School Office if and when seeking permission to defer an exam in advance, contact business@nuigalway.ie or 091 492612 J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  21. GlobalLearningOpportunity J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics • Internationalisation is now a key priority for the School of Business & Economics • B. Comm. International Experience • Work placement + study abroad • Or study abroad for a full academic year (limited availability) • In 2012/13 twenty successful students were selected to transfer to the B. Comm. (International Experience) Degree. We are expanding places on this programme with a view to offering over 30 places in the next cycle.

  22. Opportunity to transfer to the B.Comm. (International Experience) Degree • In February 2014 you will have an opportunity to apply to transfer to the B.Comm. (International Experience) Degree at the end of your second year.   •  Competitive entry. • The selection process is based on academic merit across first and second years, interview and personal statement. • Student’s personal development and attempts to broaden their interests and improve their skills is also taken into consideration. J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  23. Opportunity to Spend a Semester/Year Abroad Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Villanova, USA Montana, USA University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA Clarkson University, USA American University, Washington DC, USA Lehigh University College of Business & Economics, USA Uppsala Universitet, Sweden University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business, Netherlands University of Applied Sciences, Steyr, Austria Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium And more… J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  24. Opportunity to Do a Work Placement Accenture Alkermes (formerly Elan) Boston Scientific Connacht Tribune Creganna DHKN ESB Galway Simon Community Grant Thornton Marine Institute NUI Galway And more… J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  25. Student Testimonials J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics My advice to 2nd year students is that this is the opportunity of a life time; don’t pass it up! (Alan). I was really happy with the exchange to Hong Kong, it expanded my mind culturally, socially and academically. (Claire)

  26. How do I find out more? J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics • Information Session – October Then • Applications/Interviews – February 2014

  27. SkillsDevelopment • Computer Skills: online computer training available via Blackboard:http://www.nuigalway.ie/information-solutions-and-services/students/training/training.html • Academic Writing: The AWC offers free one-on-one sessions on academic writing to all NUIG students from the 1st October: http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/support/academicwritingcentre/ • SUMS: SUMS offers mathematics support to students across all colleges and courses: http://www.maths.nuigalway.ie/cstudents/sums/index.shtml • Clubs & Societies: http://www.nuigalway.ie/student-life/campus-activities/student-societies.html • Alive Programme: The programme helps students who want to develop tangible and transferable skills while they are gaining practical volunteering experience: http://cki.nuigalway.ie/alive J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  28. Career Tips • Interviews October 2014 – 2BC Results (Graduate Jobs Fair – 70+ companies hiring on campus) • Mentoring Programme (S2) • Non-academic development of interest • Get involved J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  29. B.Comm. Programme Manager Ms. Eilis O’ Regan Room 330, first floor St. Anthony’s (beside Cairnes Building) Tel: 091-493104 eilis.oregan@nuigalway.ie (If you wish to meet with me – drop an e-mail to make an appointment) J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  30. Class Representatives • If wish to volunteer to act as Class Representative please contact Mairead McKeon, School Office by Wednesday, 11th September. Tel: (091) 492612 mairead.mckeon@nuigalway.ie Room 355, Top Floor, Cairnes Building. J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

  31. School Office If you have any queries please contact the School Office, located on the top floor, Cairnes Building. Details as follows: Martina Huban Room 359, Top Floor, Cairnes Building Tel: 091-493617 Email: suzann.murray@nuigalway.ie J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics