Higher Diploma in Business in Finance -part time
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 and will possess the analytical and multi-perspective mindset which allows them exercise appropriate judgements in evaluating the operational challenges facing the international financial services sector.
Who is the Programme for?
The programme 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.
1 year; 2 semesters of 13 weeks
Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays
Applicants will normally hold a level 8 honours degree (minimum 2.2) in a non-cognate 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.
The Higher Diploma in Finance programme is awarded by QQI at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. For those wishing to progress to the NCI 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 programmes on the NFQ.
Course Fee Listing. Fees include tuition, registration assessment and capitation fees (Fees revised annually).
You can spread the cost of fees with our direct debit plan.
For more information on the subjects taught on this course view our module descriptor.
Tuesday 17th September 2013