BA (Hons) in Finance and Investment

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Finance and Investment

Code:
WD160
Delivery:
Full Time
Level:
8
Campus:
Cork Road
Duration:
1 year
Credits:
60 ECTS

The BA (Hons) in Finance & Investment progamme is available for advanced entry to Year 3 only from suitably qualified students.

The programme is an academic degree dedicated to the development of financial services professionals. The course aims to develop financial skills through a course of analytical, numerical and financial modules as well as placing significant emphasis on professional skills – skills vital to the development of good financial professionals.

The programme focuses on areas such as investment policy & analysis, financial management, taxation, fund accounting, financial derivatives and econometrics, amongst others.

Mentoring is an important part of our students’ development potential and our students are mentored throughout the programme.  Students may apply to be ‘matched’ with experienced finance graduates who provide advice and support to ensure a smooth transition from student life to career professional.

Year 3 - accepting applications


Semester 5 Semester 6

Financial Information Analysis

Behavioural Finance

Introduction to Fund Accounting International Risk Management
Introductory Econometrics Financial Data Analysis
Financial Economics Open Economy Macro Economics  
Project Management  
   
Choose one elective Choose two electives
- Business Research Methods - Advanced Fund Accounting 
- ERP systems - Securities & Lending
- Islamic Finance - Research Project

We are currently accepting international students and advanced entry students onto year 3 of this programme.

Non-EU applicants

  • International applicants wishing to apply for consideration for entry to year 3 of the programme should have successful completed a Level 7 Degree in Finance and Investment, or equivalent.

To apply: Non-EU Applicants


Advanced Entry

Applicants wishing to apply for consideration for entry to year 3 of the programme should have successful completed a Level 7 Degree in Finance and Investment, or equivalent.

Advanced Entry - Years 2, 3, 4 or 5

BA (Hons) in Finance and Investment career opportunities

Finance graduates from WIT work in all sectors of the Financial Services Industry including Retail & Investment Banking, Fund Accounting and Fund administration with opportunities both Ireland and abroad. 


Follow on Study

While many enter the employment sector upon graduation, others pursue follow-on study.  Options available to BA (Honours) Finance & Investment graduates include:

  • Master of Business in Economics & Finance WIT

  • MSC in Global Financial Information Systems WIT

  • Master of Business, or other equivalent masters courses in Ireland or abroad

Accreditation

The ACCA accounting qualification is a recognised and highly sought-after qualification in the Global Financial Services Industry.  The BA (Hons) Finance & Investment is accredited with the ACCA and our graduates have exemptions in six out of the nine ACCA Foundation Level Papers. 

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