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Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

This programme will be offered on a part-time basis over two academic years (mid-September to end May). It is designed for honours (2H2 or higher) graduates of disciplines other than Finance. It is a conversion programme and no previous knowledge of finance is required or assumed.

It is aimed at those who may wish to pursue careers in the Financial Services Sector in Ireland and internationally. There is evidence of the sector as having a shortage of skilled staff and as a result this programme was developed to enable graduates to develop the skills to work in this exciting market. The programme also acts as a qualifier for postgraduate programmes at Masters level in Finance and allied disciplines.

Entry requirements

An honours bachelor degree (2H2 or higher) from a recognised degree awarding institution either in Ireland or elsewhere. An aptitude for Maths will be expected.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.


2 Years

The Postgraduate Diploma in Finance will run in full - time and part – time mode from September 2017.

Full time students will attend lectures Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9 – 5pm and classes on two evenings per week. They also will attend the part time evening lectures.

Part time students will attend lectures on two evenings in each of Semester 1 and Semester 2 (to be advised). Evening Modules in the part time mode will be Economics, Maths for Finance and Economics, Corporate Finance 1 and 2, Financial Regulation and Governance and Financial Statement Analysis.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have enhanced career prospects for a wide variety of careers in the Financial Services Sector. Graduates will have the skill set to enter the industry in different roles either working with financial institutions or in a finance role within an organisation. Opportunities also exist for further study at Masters level.

Further enquiries

Course coordinator

Marie O Flynn
School of Accounting and Finance
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street , Dublin 2
T: +353-1-402 3027
F: +353-1-402 3003

Subjects taught

Course Content

Semester 1 Modules
•Corporate Finance 1
•Mathematics for Economics and Finance

*IT for Economics and Finance

* if exemption given in Economics

Semester 2 Modules
•Financial Statement Analysis
•Financial Services, Regulation and Governance
•Corporate Finance 2

Semester 3 Modules
•Econometrics 1
•Derivatives 1
•Macroeconomics and International Finance

Semester 4 Modules
•Econometrics 2
•Derivatives 2
•Macroeconomics and International Finance

*(10 Credit Module over Semester 3 and 4)

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