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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.

Key features
• Strongly aligned with industry job requirements regionally and nationally
• Skill set transferable to the wider financial technology and general financial services sectors regionally and nationally.
• Blended/flexible mode of delivery
• Personal and supportive approach to teaching and learning
• Work placement opportunities with local and national Financial Services organisations.

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).


1 year, full-time
2 years, part-time

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:
• FinTech
• Payments
• Asset Management
• Trading
• Insurance
• Banking

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Semester 1
• The Financial Services Industry (M)
• Debt (M)
• Project Management (M)

Semester 2
• Equity (M)
• Financial Systems Analysis (M)
• Software Engineering for FinTech (M)
• Work Based Learning (E1)
• Applied Project (E2)

(M) = Mandatory, (E) = Elective

Application date

Application Deadline - 14 September.

Course fee

EU Fees: €3,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €10,000.00

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