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Bachelor of Business in Finance

Discipline: Business

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 30

CAO Round 1 Points: 275 (2020)

Why Study?

Graduates with skills in financial services are in high demand in the both the Irish and International environment.

This three year, Level 7 programme offers a direct pathway into a full-time career in financial services.

This degree is for you if you would like to:

  • Focus on a career in the financial services industry
  • Focus on skills like business analytics, IT, communication and problem solving
  • Maintain some flexibility - you can switch to another degree in GMIT (Marketing, Enterprise, Accounting or General Business) up until the end of second year

Lecturers on this programme are highly qualified accountants and financiers with considerable lecturing experience, some acting 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.

Programme Modules

This is a programme which offers you options.

The first three semesters of the programme are common across all programmes and give you a broad basis in general business.

You can decide at that point if you want to stay with Finance and Economics or change over to one of the four other Business Programmes (Marketing, Enterprise, Accounting, and General).

If you decide to stay with Finance and Economics, the remaining semesters allow you to specialise in Finance and Economics (in the Level 8 programme). 


Year 1 - Semester 1



Financial Accounting 1, Microeconomics, Management Principles and Business Management, Introduction to Marketing, Learning and Innovation Skills

Year 1 - Semester 2


Management Accounting 1, Macroeconomics, Computer Applications, Human Resource Management, Introduction to Entrepreneurship


Academic Writing or Language & Culture 1 (French, German, Spanish or Gaelige)


Year 2 - Semster 3 (All modules are mandatory)


Management Accounting 2, Applied Principles of Marketing, Business Communications, Business Information Systems, Human Resource Development

Year 2 - Semster 4 (All modules are mandatory)

Financial Accounting 2, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Statistics for Business, Organisational Behaviour, Business Start Up, Business Law & Legal Studies (Year Long)


Year 3 - Semster 5



Financial Management 1 (Managerial Finance), Quantitative Techniques, Financial Services 1 (Loans & Life Insurance), Introduction to Irish Taxation, Business Analytics


New Venture Creation or Digital Business

Year 3 - Semster 6 (All modules are mandatory)

Financial Management 2 (Investment Decisions), Financial Services 2 (Pensions & Regulation), Business Ethics and Corporate Governance, International Economic Policy, New Venture Planning, Operations Management

Career Opportunities

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. Finance is taught in a theoretical and applied manner to make you employment ready.

The principal career opportunities for graduates will include:

  • Finance and investment roles
  • Financial advisory roles
  • Business analyst roles
  • Accountancy roles

Follow-on Studies: 

Students may progress onto the GMIT Honours (Level 8) qualification in Finance and Economics or other Level 8 qualifications in the field of finance as appropriate.

Essential Information: 

Applicants for this programme do not have to have studied accounting, finance, economics or business previously.

Those that succeed best at finance tend to be logical and analytical, have good communication skills, an aptitude for IT and have strong personal motivation and integrity.

You can find more indepth detail of this course, and all our other courses, at GMIT School of Businees by downloading a copy of our online brochure.

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Contact Us

Marie Finnegan lectures on this course. She will be happy to help you.

You can contact her on:

Tel: +353 (0)91 742473

Email: Marie Finnegan

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