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Business in Finance

The Higher Diploma in Business in Finance will provide candidates with the integrated theoretical and practical knowledge and skillset required for decision making within the modern and dynamic financial services sector. Candidates will gain a fundamental understanding of the key theories, concepts and tools used within the international financial services sector. They will have a critical awareness of the economic and regulatory framework within which the sector operates. They will possess the analytical and multiperspective mind-set which allows them exercise appropriate judgements in evaluating the operational challenges facing the international financial services sector.

Who is the course for?
The course is for those candidates from a non-cognate area of study who wish to embark on a career in financial services. The higher diploma will provide non-cognate degree holders with the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key tenets of finance and its attendant fields.

Award and Progression
The Higher Diploma in Finance course is awarded by QQI at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. For those wishing to progress to NCI’s MSc in Finance, candidates must attain a 2.2 or higher to be eligible for consideration. The Higher Diploma in Finance will also offer candidates the opportunity to progress to other level 9 finance courses on the NFQ.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a level 8 honours degree (minimum 2.2) in a noncognate field of study to finance. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a written application and/or interview.

Duration

Part-time Schedule
Indicative Schedule Tuesday and Thursday evenings 18.00 - 22.00 and Saturdays

Duration 1 year; 26 weeks

Careers or further progression

The Higher Diploma in Finance will also offer candidates the opportunity to progress to other level 9 finance courses on the NFQ.

Further enquiries

For Further Information Contact:
The Admissions Team
Telephone: 1850 221 721
Email: admissions@ncirl.ie
Web: www.ncirl.ie

Subjects taught

Course Structure

Semester 1
. Financial Markets and Institutions
. Economics
. Statistical Methods for Finance

Semester 2
. Corporate Finance
. Financial Accounting and Reporting
. Law and Governance

Please note that this programme is currently undergoing revalidation so there may be minor changes to content pending QQI approval.

Comment

Location: IFSC Campus

Course fee

Fees
€3,500 total fee (Fees revised annually)

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2017

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