Bane, Dr. Deirdre

Lecturer in Finance



  • MSc in Professional Accountancy, University of London (2017). 
  • Master of Arts in Digital Arts and Humanities, (MADAH) (2014). 
  • PhD in Entrepreneurship, Institute of Technology Tralee (2011). 
  • Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA), University of Limerick (2005). 
  • Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (active). 
  • NASD, NYSE (USA), Series 7 and 63 Broker/Dealer Registration (1998)

Continuous Professional Development

  • Keeping up with Change: Issues for the Finance Professional, University of London
  • Practicum in Teaching and Strategies of Learning and Teaching within Masters of Arts in Learning and Teaching at the National College of Ireland. 
  • The Data Scientist's Toolbox, St. John Hopkins University. 

Academic Experience

  • National College of Ireland: Lecturer in Finance (2010 to date). 
  • Hibernia College Dublin: Online Lecturer and Tutor (2013-2015). 
  • Institute of Technology Blanchardstown: Lecturer in Accounting (Financial and Management) (2006-2011).
  • Griffith College Limerick: Lecturer in Accounting (Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance) and Accounting Technicians of Ireland, ACCA) (2007-2010). 
  • Institute of Technology Tralee: Lecturer in Economics (2007).

Key Responsibilities at National College of Ireland

  • Programme Director MSc in Finance (full-time)
    • Other Programme Directorships include BA in Accounting and Finance, and CPD for Pensions. 
  • Visiting Lecturer to China (2017)
  • Postgraduate Teaching: Corporate Finance, Financial Statement Analysis, Managing Your Financial Resources, Research Methods and Entrepreneurship (MSc in Management, MSc in Finance, MBA). 
  • Undergraduate Teaching: Portfolio Analysis, Entrepreneurship, Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis, International Finance, Economics, Financial Mathematics, Financial Management, Innovation and Creativity in Business. 

Research Interests

  • Linguistic Patterns of Financial Communications and the Art of Storytelling. 
  • Strategic Financial Management: Corporate Social Responsibility, Blockchain, Entrepreneurship, Fintech, Smart Cities. 

Industrial Experience

  • Senior Economic Consultant: Appleseed, New York, NY (1994-1996 and 2001-2004)
  • Senior Industry Equity Analyst: Triene, Inc., New York, NY (2001)
  • Equity Research Associate: Credit Suisse First Boston, New York, NY (1999-2001)
  • Financial Manager for Independent Film Production: Portfolio Projects Inc., New York, (1999)
  • Fixed Income Associate: Sandford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc., New York (1996-1999)

Start-Up Activity

  • Competition Founder: National College of Ireland, online portfolio for students to showcase their entrepreneurial projects/pitches. Competition sponsored by Bank of Ireland. 
  • Start-up Founder: National Digital Research Centre, Dublin. Femal Founders (2014)
  • Researcher: Vintavu, Co. Cork (2008-2008)
  • Senior Industry Equity Analyst: Triene, Inc., New York, NY (2001)

Academic Consulting

  • Enterprise Ireland: Innovation Voucher Programme (2007-2008)
  • Institute of Technology Tralee: Grant Application for Kerry as European Entrepreneurial Region of the Year for 2010/2011. 

Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Reviewer: Gender in Management: An International Journal, Irish Academy of Management (2016 - Present). 
  • Editorial Reviewer: British Academy of Management

Funding and Prizes

  • Title of Prize: Awarded the 'Highly Commended' at 2011 Irish Academy of Management Conference. 
  • Title of Project: PhD Doctoral Research (2011). Funding Body: Institute of Technology Tralee
  • Title of Project: Fighting the Tide. Funding Body: Multiple Industry funders for $1.5 million project.

Professional Body Membership

  • The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Research Publications

Published International Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Bane, Deirdre (2011) "Íompar Logistics". In: Irish Case Studies in Entrepreneurship. Oak Tree Press, Cork, pp. 81-93. ISBN 9781904887492.

Conference Papers and Presentations

Pamphlets and Books

Commercial Research (Direct and Indirect)

  • Appleseed (2004) "Telecommunications and Economic Development in New York City: A Plan for Action", Management Report: Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) and the Department of Small Business Services (SBS), U.S.A.
  • Appleseed (2003) "Economic Impact of Redeveloping The World Trade Center Site: New York City, New York State, And the New York-New Jersey Area". Management Report: Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, New York, U.S.A.
  • Appleseed (2002) "Nepperhan Valley Study". Management Report: Yonkers Industrial Development Agency, Yonkers, New York State, U.S.A. 
  • Appleseed (2001) "Downstate Advanced Biotechnology Incubator". Management Report: State University of New York Downstate Technology Centre, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. 
  • Julian, W.A., Sims, B. and Bane D. (2000) "Hardline Retail Overview", Credit Suisse First Boston, New York, U.S.A. 
  • Julian, W.A. and Bane D. (2000) "Lowe's 4Q Results, 2000", Credit Suisse First Boston New York, U.S.A. 
  • Julian, W.A. and Bane, D. (2000) "Home Depot 2Q2000", Credit Suisse First Boston, New York, U.S.A. 
  • O'Neill. H., Bane, D. and Fefer, A. (1996) "Columbia University's Contribution to the New York City Economy", Appleseed Inc, New York, U.S.A. 
  • Appleseed (1995) "Real Places and Virtual Money: The Effect of Technological Change on the Location of Activity in America's Financial Services Industries". Management Report Office of Technology, U.S.A. 

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