Studying commerce in Ireland

Studying commerce in Ireland
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Ireland is a great place to get a quality education and has a tradition of educational excellence, which is recognised throughout the world. Ireland is a part of the European Union, a small independent nation situated on the west coast of Europe. It has a young population and is a dynamic and modern country.

Is there any scope of further studies (master’s) in Ireland, especially Dublin? What are the advantages of opting to study in Ireland? Can you provide details of courses that can be pursued for a commerce graduate? Also mention the recognised universities of Ireland. -Rashida Trimulghery

Ireland is a great place to get a quality education and has a tradition of educational excellence, which is recognised throughout the world. Ireland is a part of the European Union, a small independent nation situated on the west coast of Europe. It has a young population and is a dynamic and modern country.

Some of reasons to study in Ireland include:

It is a beautiful, friendly, safe and a welcoming country with a strong sense of community abiding everywhere. It has a temperate climate and offers world class education system in whole of Europe. Ireland accepts 15 years of education. The Irish dialect is very understandable compared to British and Australian English and offers varied options for masters, with an option of one year of master’s degree too.

Master in Dublin programs are innovative and are recognised internationally. Visa regulations are not stringent like USA, UK or Australia. It takes around 7-8 days for visa application to be processed and the Irish law demands a payments of the first year/half the fees before lodging the application. The cost for the master’s level is approximately 9,100 – 12,000 Euros and for business related it is 9,100 to 16,500 Euros.

Additionally accommodation, living expenses, books & other miscellaneous expenditure would come around 10,000 Euros. Colleges and universities do avail scholarships for the deserving students. Many Irish universities offer credit transfer program which enables a foreign student to do part of his studies in Ireland and the other part in a country of his choice. For the application of a student visa you need to visit the site of Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS): www.inis.gov.ie.

The INIS sets minimum entry requirements for English and most of the colleges accept IELTS, and some TOEFL, which can become an easy corridor to neighboring countries like UK, US and Canada. Foreign students are entitled to work part time (20 hours) per week while studying and the wages come up excellently to about 8-9euros.

During vacations you can work full time. The clause is you have to be registered as full-time students with the Garda Síochána and your course must be listed on a special Register of Programmes Ireland also offers sandwich courses (containing ‘paid job courses’) which enables the student to earn while they learn Ireland has the lowest unemployment rate in the whole of Europe and thus there are ample openings and opportunities

After you finish your studies you get a breathing period of 6 months wherein you can seek employment or apply for a work visa. Intake of students is primarily in September by most of the colleges in Ireland and a few of them offer February intake too. Lastly leading global companies of the world are based in Ireland

Some of the top colleges in Ireland:

Trinity College Dublin:

Offers MBA (1 full time / 2 part time), M Sc in management: 2 part time, M.Sc. in Finance, MSc in International Management.

University College Cork, http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/Master of Accounting, MSc Corporate Finance, MSc Asset Management, M Sc Management Accounting, Higher Diploma in Accounting and corporate finance, Masters qualifying exams (business), along with business domain knowledge provides the English Language skills to the non EU students. This helps them to meet the minimum requirements for entry onto the suite of level 9 Masters programmes offered by Business at UCC.

University College Dublin

It claims to be the only Irish business school accredited by both AACSB (the principal American accreditation) and EQUIS (the leading European accreditation) Attractive internship opportunities: Within the Commerce and Economics & Finance degrees you can apply for a one-year professional internship. This offers a first-class business experience with top international or Irish companies such as Google, Paddy Power, LinkedIn, Skype, Kerry Group or Bank of Ireland. Masters in Accounting, International business, HRM, Finance Marketing, Business Analytics, Management Consultancy, Project Management, Strategic, Management Accounting, Quantitative Finance, Full time BA (12 months) etc.

Dublin City University:

Offers a wide range of PG courses in Business, Accounting, International Management, Emergency Management, Finance, Accounting, E Commerce, etc

M Sc in Business Management, M Sc in financial and Capital Markets

M Sc in Accounting, M Sc in Electronic commerce (business), M Sc in Human Resource Management, M Sc in Marketing, PG diploma in Accounting, Offers five PG scholarships of 2,000 Euros each and are awarded on a competitive basis based on prior academic performance.

University of Limerick:

Offers courses in Business studies like- MA Business Management, Master of Taxation, Corporate MBA, International Entrepreneurship Management, Finance and IT, Computational Finance, HRM, Project and programe management etc.

Nui Galway:

Again varied courses are offered likeM Sc in Accounting, Business analytics, Digital Marketing, Finance and Information Systems, HR management, International Management, Marketing Practices, etc

The other colleges are:

  • Dublin business School
  • Griffith College
  • IBAT college
  • ICD business School
  • National College of Ireland
  • HIS Limerick business school
  • American college Dublin

By:shehre banu

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