BA (Hons) in Finance and Investment

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Finance and Investment

Code:
WD160
Delivery:
Full Time
2016 CAO range:
        300 - 405
Level:
8
Campus:
Cork Road
Duration:
3 years
Credits:
180 ECTS

The BA (Hons) in Finance & Investment is a three year full time 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 first year of the programme provides a good grounding in business and financial practice.  The second and third years are specialist years focusing on areas such as investment policy & analysis, financial management, taxation, fund accounting, financial derivatives and econometrics, amongst others. 

Summer Internships

Although there is no mandatory work experience on the programme, it is strongly recommended that students pursue summer internship positions and the programme is included amongst a select number of undergraduate courses eligible to apply for summer internships with one particular International Financial Services Company based in Ireland.

Flexible Year

Students are encouraged to available of an additional flexible year in year 3 which allows our students to either work in the financial services industry or to study overseas in a partner college. Students who elect to take the flexible year will graduate after four years with the BA (Honours) Finance & Investment (Practice).

Mentorship

Mentoring is an important part of our students’ development potential and our students are mentored throughout the programme.  Final year 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 1


Semester 1 Semester 2

Introduction to Statistics        

Financial Accounting                   

Basic Financial Accounting          Micro Economics         
Principles of Micro Economics   Fundamentals Business Law   
Personal Financial Management Business and Financial Mathematics
ICT Skills Advanced Financial IT Skills       
Professional Written Communications

Business Finance

 

Year 2


Semester 1 Semester 2

Taxation of personal Income                         

Corporate Taxation                   

Capital Markets             Investments                
Quantitative Techniques Financial Regulation
Principles of Macro Economics Applied Finance
Financial Reporting Business Ethics in a global environment
Professional Oral Communications

Macro Economics

 

Year 3


Semester 1 Semester 2

Optional Flexible Year

Optional Flexible Year

 

Year 3/4


Semester 1 Semester 2

Business Research Methods

Research Project

Introductory Econometrics Behavioural Finance   
Financial Information Analysis International Risk Management    
Financial Economics Data Analysis
Project Management Open Economy Macro Economics  
Introduction to Fund Accounting Advanced Fund Accounting or Securities & Lending

Leaving Certificate 2017:

Minimum entry requirements

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O5/H7
Mathematics: O5/H7


Advanced and Equivalent Entry:

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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