Business - International Financial Services

What is the programme about?
This Higher Diploma in International Financial Services is designed to provide participants with specific knowledge of fund administration, project management, data analysis and reporting within the financial sector. It will give participants the tools they need to understand the fundamentals of this international industry and the various roles that offer employment within it. This programme is designed to appeal to those who are looking to re-skill or up-skill to gain employment in the International Financial Services Sector. The applied nature of this programme is reflected in the combination of project management and data analysis alongside accounting and administration modules which focus on developing the student's knowledge of the International Financial Services Sector, fund management and all the regulatory requirements nationally, at EU level and at international levels. All participants will improve their knowledge, numeracy skills, IT skills and commercial awareness of the industry.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an NFQ Level 7 or 8 Award, or equivalent, for entry to this programme. Other applicants will be considered on an individual basis in accordance with the Institute policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). IT Carlow reserve the right to require applicants to attend for interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Assessment Info

Exam information Modules completed in Term 1 will, where applicable, be examined in early December 2019. Modules completed in Term 2 will, where applicable, be examined in May 2020.

Subjects taught

What subject areas will I study?
Mutual Fund Accounting
AIF Fund Accounting
Legal Compliance and Regulatory
Aspects of Financial Services
Project Management and Communications
Data Analysis and Risk
Industry based Research Project


CWL23 Higher Diploma in Business in International Financial Services CARLOW Part-time NFQ Level 8 Credits 60


Carlow - 1 year part-time.
Wexford - 1 year part-time.
Wicklow - 1 year part-time.


CWL23 Higher Diploma in Business in International Financial Services CARLOW Part-time €2,500

Programme Fees for Non-EU Students
Higher Diploma Programme Fee – €10,250

Post Course Info

What will I be able to do when I finish the programme?
On completion of this programme, students will have knowledge and understanding of the international financial services industry. The programme will also develop their intellectual and practical skills via the analysis and evaluation of funds administration, project management, data analytics and compliance.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?
This programme will give graduates the basis and maturity to proceed to the Master of Business or other masters programmes related to the Financial Services Sector, depending on their general business experience.

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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Evening

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