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Business Studies with Japanese

University of Limerick

48 months
12800 EUR/year
5654 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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If you are interested in gaining expertise in a specific business discipline, the Business Studies with Japanese degree at University of Limerick offers you a broad choice of options which will enhance your employability on graduation.


Business Studies with Japanese degree at University of Limerick is among the most popular business courses in Ireland and is accredited by both national and international bodies including the globally recognised business school accreditation body AACSB whose mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education worldwide.

The Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) programme will provide you with a broad business education. You will study the core business principles of accounting, economics, risk management and insurance, human resource management and marketing - specialising in one area as your “major” in the second semester of Year 2. Theory will be brought to life through work on practical business projects in addition to an eight month work placement in industry.

Students taking BBS with Japanese will study a Japanese language stream throughout the four years of the programme, along with their regular Business subjects. A blend of core business disciplines and management functions are integrated into the innovative design of the BBS with Japanese, allowing insights to be reached early in the programme. 

The programme provides a strong foundation in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Risk Management and Business Mathematics, which run throughout the first three semesters. You will choose your major option in the second semester of year 2 from one of the following areas – Accounting and Finance, Economics and Finance, Human Resource Management Marketing and Risk Management and Insurance. Students taking BBS with Japanese do not take a minor option; instead, they continue their language studies over the final two years of the programme. Students also have the opportunity to go on Erasmus/International Exchange, work placement and pursue a Dual Degree.


Spending time abroad during your degree helps you to develop cultural awareness and adapt to new environments. Graduates from this programme develop employability skills including:

Understanding organisational behaviour and structure

  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • A creative approach to problem-solving
  • Decision-making
  • Persuasive written and oral communication
  • Numeracy and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data
  • Self-reliance, initiative and the ability to manage time, projects and resources
  • Understanding and critiquing theories and ideas
  • Appreciating the causes and effects of economic and other external changes

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics 
  • Macroeconomics
  • Management Principles 
  • Principles of Organisational Behaviour
  • Principles of Accounting 
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Information Management 
  • Marketing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

EU Applicants deadline

  • The closing date for late applications is 1st May
  • The closing date for normal applications was 1st February


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.
  • In addition, applicants must hold at least an O4/H7 grade in Mathematics. Students wishing to take a language option must have a H4 in that language, with the exception of Japanese where a H4 in a language other than English is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12800 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5654 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5654 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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