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Changes to programmes next year: We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus in September. We are busy putting plans together for teaching next semester. There will be some changes to the way we deliver some of our course material and some lectures, laboratories and seminars will take place online, with others taking place on campus. We are still finalising our plans but will provide updates here as soon as they are ready. More Information.

Course Overview

Graduates equipped with skills drawn from the dual disciplines of accounting and economics will play increasingly key and impactful roles in financial, banking and business sectors in the future. The goal of Higher Diploma in Financial Analysis is to introduce students to and equip students with the applied analytical skills they need to secure future employment in the financial, banking and business sectors. This course will introduce students to the fundamental principles and analytical methods of accounting and economics in addition to modules from other business related disciplines. Upon graduating, course participants will be equipped with a foundation of knowledge and skills that will prepare them for further studies and future careers in this field. The long-term employment prospects for graduates from this course are extremely good. In terms of further study opportunities, graduates will be equipped to progress to MSc level programmes, such as the MSc Corporate Finance and the MSc International Finance at NUI Galway. In terms of career opportunities, graduates may take up a range of positions in the financial, banking and business sectors.

Applications and Selections

Application will be via Springboard Courses website.

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Semester One exams: December.
Semester Two exams: April/May.

A range of assessment methods are applied throughout the programme. These include essays, projects, reports, presentations and case studies.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

The programme is open to degree holders from a university or other recognised degree-awarding body. Applicants should hold an NQAI Level 8 qualification or equivalent; IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.


Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year, full-time

Next start date

September 2020

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

30

Closing Date

Please see Springboard Courses website.

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

60

Award

CAO

Course code

To be advised

Course Outline

Semester 1 (30 credits) *All core, compulsory modules

EC5133: Principles of Economics for Business
AY5123: Accounting and Financial Analysis
AY872: Financial Management I
MG524: Management
MK204: Marketing Principles
MS873: Management Information Systems I

Semester 2 (30 credits) *Core, compulsory modules

EC2101: Macroeconomics and the Business Environment
EC247: Introduction to Financial Economics
AY874: Accounting For Management Decisions
AY875: Financial Management II
SBE3001: Innovation: Creativity and Enterprise

*Optional modules. Choose one module:

EC362: Economics of Financial Markets
EC3100: Economics and Philosophy
AY209: International Financial Reporting I
MS319: Enterprise Systems

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

In terms of career opportunities, graduates may take up a range of positions in the financial, banking and business sectors. Graduates equipped with skills drawn from the dual disciplines of accounting and economics will play increasingly key and impactful roles in financial, banking and business sectors in the future.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

Find out More

E: HCIBusiness@nuigalway.ie

Downloads

  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2020

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2020 PDF (20.6 MB)

  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2020

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 PDF (18.4 MB)