The programme will be delivered one/two evenings per week and over a small number of Saturdays primarily in Kilkenny and on occasion in Waterford.
A variety of teaching and learning approaches will be used including lectures, workshops, seminars and lab based sessions to facilitate learning through participation, problem solving and reflection.
About the Certificate in Economics and Finance
The Certificate in Economics and Finance is a Level 9 qualification (postgraduate/masters level). It will be a taught programme that comprises of six modules delivered over one academic year on a flexible basis.
This Certificate, whilst a stand-alone award, will draw on existing modules on the Masters in Business Studies (Economics and Finance).
Tailored towards graduates who are already employed in the financial services sector or other businesses who wish to reorient their career/upskill themselves, it will also cater for graduates who wish to pursue a career in finance or economics. It will equip candidates with advanced skills, knowledge and competencies in econometrics, financial derivatives, financial regulation, advanced financial analysis and interpretation as well as exposure to contemporary issues and their application to practice. Candidates will learn not only theory but will work with live data.