Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Finance and Economics
Graduates with Finance, Economics and Big Data skills are in high demand here in Ireland and overseas. This four year, Level 8 degree offers graduates a direct pathway into a full-time career working in financial services or economics. This also opens up opportunities in a range of business careers including financial planning and management consulting.
Upon completion of the Level 8 degree, graduates can also sit for the following two professional qualifications, based on the core content mastered in their degree programme, giving them a distinct advantage when looking for employment:
- Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) accredited by the Institute of Banking
- Claritas Investment Certificate run by the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute
Lecturers on this degree are highly qualified accountants, financiers and economists with considerable lecturing experience. Some act as examiners and lecturers for the professional accounting bodies. They maintain very close links with all of the professional bodies, as well as with industry.
This degree was designed around the following professional qualifications:
Level 7 Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) accredited by the Institute of Banking
Level 7 CFA Institute Investment Foundations Program run by the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute
On completion of this Level 8 degree, graduates can sit these two qualifications based on the core content mastered in their degree programme. This gives graduates a unique selling point when marketing themselves for their ideal job.
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Why Study this course?
Financial services are a key growth area of the Irish economy. This degree will leave you well placed to find employment in this growing sector in Ireland or abroad
Learn from Professionals
Lecturers on this degree are highly qualified accountants, financiers and economists with considerable lecturing experience
You can sit two professional examinations on completion of your 4 year programme which makes you well placed to secure a job in the sector