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Business in Finance & Technology - FinTech

Is this course for me?

Our Higher Diploma in Business in Finance & Technology is a conversion course into the Financial Services Industry - a one year, full-time and two year, part-time course designed to equip you with the core knowledge, skills and competencies to pursue a successful career as a FinTech professional in the financial services industry.

At the heart of the programme is a focus on ensuring you can develop a more hybrid skillset. It's with this in mind that the course was designed in collaboration with financial services professionals to ensure the modules prepare you appropriately. Modules include Project Management, Equity and Financial Systems Analysis.

Key features of the course include strong alignment with industry requirements both at home and abroad, and skills that are transferable to the wider financial services industry including technology requirements.

With a personal and supportive approach to learning throughout the culmination of the programme involves a work placement to allow you to apply your new knowledge in a practical manner in a professional corporate environment .

FinTech roles are becoming more varied, and following graduation you can look forward to a rewarding career in Asset Management, Trading, Insurance, Banking and even Payments.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Level 8 Honours Degree in Business/Finance/Economics/Mathematics or Computing or in a related discipline with at least 30 credits in Business, Finance, Economics, Mathematics or Computing, minimum second class honours (2.2).

If you don't have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Careers or further progression

Follow-on Courses

Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
Masters and Doctoral degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad.

Career Pathways

The main employers are:
Asset Management

Further enquiries

Further Information
Patricia Doherty
Head of Department
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6202

Subjects taught

Semester Proposed Modules Mandatory/elective Credits Hours Per Week

Project Management Mandatory 10 5
The Financial Services Industry Mandatory 10 5
Debt Mandatory 10 5

Equity Mandatory 10 5
Financial Systems Analysis Mandatory 5 3
Software Engineering for FinTech Mandatory 10 5
Work Based Learning Mandatory 5 39

Application date

Application Deadline - 24 August

Course fee

EU Fees: €3,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €9,000.00

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