Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Finance and Investment

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Points Required 272*
  • Course Code SG 149
  • Award Honours Degree Abinitio
  • Duration 4

Course Summary

Next Intake September 2021

What’s it all about?

Financial Services is one of the most vibrant sectors in the Irish economy. With over 35,000 people employed in the sector, there is an ongoing shortage of suitably skilled employees. This programme prepares the graduate for a variety of roles throughout the sector in funds, insurance, banking and accounting.

What you will study?

Over four years students will study the following core subjects: Financial Services, Maths, Insurance, Financial Reporting, Information Technology, Economics, Law, Management, Compliance, Management Accounting, Financial Markets, Personal Finance, Investment Funds, Selling Financial Products, Financial Modelling, Managing People, Risk Management, Investments, Corporate Financial Management. Students may also elect to study some of the following: Marketing, Languages, Politics, Organisational Behaviour, Financial Management, Taxation.

Students will also undertake a work placement in third year, or may study abroad for one semester in one of our European partner institutes.

Note the final list of modules is subject to a validation panel visit.

Work Placement:

Employers value candidates who have previous work experience and the Bachelor of Business in Finance & Investment offers the student a four month placement in the Financial Services industry. IT Sligo has a strong

reputation with employers and our students compare favourably with other placement candidates.

Exemptions:

The proposed programme will afford students the opportunity to achieve 2 exemptions from the Chartered Accountants Proficiency 1 (CAP 1) examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland, as well as exemptions for

Insurance Institute of Ireland examinations.

 

 

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

Minimum Leaving Certificate 
Six Passes, to include:
Maths (Incl. HE & F.Lev. Min B2)
English or Irish
At least Two HC3's or Better

 

Career Opportunities

Bachelor of Business in Finance & Investment graduates can expect to fill financial services roles in the following areas:-

· Funds Industry: Fund Administration, Fund Analysis, Compliance, Trading, Trainee Fund Accountant

· Banking: Credit Analyst, Payments Administrator, Compliance, Dealer, Cash Management, Administration

· Insurance: Underwriting, Claims Handler, Loss Adjusting,Accounts Handler, Business Development

· Accounting: Trainee accountant (any industry)

· Teaching: Opportunities also exists in teaching (H Dip required), lecturing (Masters required) or in management

Further Study

Graduates can; progress to continue their studies at masters level; pursue professional accounting examinations; undertake further professional studies within the financial services arena.

Course Format

Semester 1

TitleCredits
Business Mathematics & Statistics 105
Personal Learning and Development05
Financial Reporting 105
Information and Communications Technology in Accounting 1 (BA (Hons) Accounting S1)05
Financial Services05
Principles of Marketing 1 [E]05
French Beginners Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
French Post Leaving Cert Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
German Beginners Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
German Post Leaving Cert Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
Spanish Beginners Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
Spanish Post Leaving Cert Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
Politics for Business Students - Change and Transformation in Modern Ireland [E]05

Semester 2

TitleCredits
Business Mathematics & Statistics 205
Financial Reporting 205
General Insurance for Financial Services05
Advanced Business Technology for Accountants (BA (Hons) Accounting Year 1, S2)05
Teamwork and Creativity05
French Beginners Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
French Post Leaving Cert Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
German Beginners Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
German Post Leaving Cert Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
Spanish Beginners Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
Spanish Post-Leaving Certificate Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
Business and Society in Contemporary Ireland [E]05
Principles of Marketing 2 [E]05

Semester 3

TitleCredits
Business Law for Accountants 105
Introductory Microeconomics for Business 05
Principles of Management 105
Management Accounting Fundamentals 105
Financial markets05
French Beginners Level 2 Semester 1 [E]05
French Post Leaving Cert Level 2 Semester 1 [E]05
German Beginners Level 2 Semester 1  [E]05
German Post Leaving Cert Level 2 Semester 1 [E]05
Spanish Beginners Level 2 Semester 1 [E]05
Spanish Post-Leaving Certificate Level 2 Semester 1 [E]05
Organisational Behaviour 1 [E]05
European Studies  [E]05

Semester 4

TitleCredits
Introductory Macroeconomics for Business05
Business Law for Accountants 205
Management Accounting Fundamentals 205
Principles of Management 205
Personal Finance05
Organisational Behaviour 2 [E]05
European Union Policies and Institutions [E]05
French Beginners Level 2 Semester 2  [E]05
French Post Leaving Cert Level 2 Semester 2 [E]05
German Beginners Level 2 Semester 2  [E]05
German Post Leaving Cert Level 2 Semester 2 [E]05
Spanish Beginners Level 2 Semester 2 [E]05
Spanish Post-Leaving Certificate Level 2 Semester 2 [E]05

Semester 5

TitleCredits
Investment Funds05
Selling and Sales Management for Financial Products 05
Compliance, Regulation and Ethics 05
Foundations of Company Law and Governance05
Data Analysis / Quantative Techniques05
Introduction to Financial Management [E]05
Enterprise Development  [E]05
French Beginners Level 3 Semester 1  [E]05
French Post Leaving Cert Level 3 Semester 1 [E]05
German Beginners Level 3 Semester 1  [E]05
German Post Leaving Cert level 3 Semester 1 [E]05
Spanish Beginners Level 3 Semester 1 [E]05
Spanish Post-Leaving Certificate Level 3 Semester 1 [E]05

Semester 6

TitleCredits
Financial Services Semester Abroad [E]30
Work Placement for Financial Services L7 [E]15
Applied Financial Project [E]05
Company Law and Partnership Law  [E]05
Managing People 1 [E]05

Semester 7

TitleCredits
Business Strategy 105
Macroeconomics 1 for Bachelor of Business L805
Corporate Financial Management 105
Investments - Portfolio Analysis05
Principles of Risk and Risk Management 05
Taxation 1 [E]05
French Year 4 Semester 1 [E]05
German Year 4 Semester 1 [E]05
Spanish Year 4 Semester 1 [E]05
Managing and Marketing Services [E]05
Financial Markets 2 [E]05
Services Marketing Management 1 [E]05

Semester 8

TitleCredits
Business Strategy 205
Macroeconomics 205
Corporate Financial Management 205
Investments Fixed Income & Alternative Investments05
Risk Management Practice and Insurance 05
Project Management [E]05
French Year 4 Semester 2 [E]05
German Year 4 Semester 2 [E]05
Spanish Year 4 Semester 2 [E]05
Taxation 2 [E]05
Global Marketing Practice [E]05
Services Marketing Management 2 [E]05

[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.