Certificate in Risk and Financial Analysis

Dublin Business School (BCE09RFA_1P09 )
Key Programme Details
Award

Level 9 Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part-Time

ECTS Credits

30

Skills Area

Financial Services

General Information
Contact

Springboard+ Admissions Department

Email

springboard@dbs.ie

Phone

01 4177500

Address

Admissions Office,
Dublin Business School,
13/14 Aungier Street,
Dublin 2.

Important Dates
Application Deadline

10/2017

Start Date

10/2017

About this Course

Ireland today has a thriving and growing IFS Sector, which is making an important contribution to the economy. Realising the growth potential of the Sector relies on the availability of high quality skills that meet the needs of the sector that is facing both significant challenges and opportunities in an International context.

According to the Action Plan for Jobs (2017), almost 7,600 gross new jobs have been created by IDA sponsored companies since the commencement of the Strategy for the International Financial Services Industry in Ireland 2015-2020. Throughout 2017, efforts will continue to attain the Strategy's target of 10,000 net new jobs in the International Financial Services Sector by the year 2020.

According to the National Skills Bulletin (2016), there are significant skills shortages in the financial sector in particular in the areas of risk, regulatory compliance, accounting, fraud and credit control.

This Level 9 programme aims to respond to the demand for high level financial skills particularly in the area of risk. The Certificate in Risk and Financial Analysis was designed to provide participants with specific technical knowledge within the Financial Services Sector most notably in a management position.

Programme Aims & Objectives.

Participants who are looking to re-skill and up-skill into the Financial Services Sector will develop the technical knowledge and understanding for the areas of Risk and Financial Analysis. The programme will also provide participants with advanced methodology to apply to the knowledge areas. All participants will improve their general transferable skills most notably in the areas of literacy, numeracy, commercial awareness and in the use of technology.

Programme Content:
1. Treasure and Risk Management 10 ECTS
2. Quantitative Applications for Finance 5 ECTS
3. Principles of Financial Markets 5 ECTS
4. Financial Management 5 ECTS
5. Strategic Financial Analysis 5 ECTS

Participants who are looking to reskill and upskill into the Financial Services Sector will develop the technical knowledge and understanding for the areas of Risk and Financial Analysis. The programme will also provide participants with advanced methodology to apply to the knowledge areas. All participants will improve their general transferable skills most notably in the areas of literacy, numeracy, commercial awareness and in the use of technology.

Specific skills areas that the proposed course is preparing people for:

Risk Management:
• Interest Rate Risk Strategies
• Foreign Exchange Risk Strategies
• Hedging Other Risks
• Alternative Risk Transfer Strategies
• Value at Risk Methodology
• Ethical Issues.

Quantitative Methods:
• Mathematical Review
• Probability and Sampling
• Financial Mathematics
• Regression Analysis.

Financial Statement Analysis:

• Introduction to Financial Statements
• Content of Financial Statements
• Financial Statement Analysis
• Alternative and Supplementary Valuation Techniques
• Creative Accounting.

Entry Requirements

Holders of a Level 8 NFQ award or equivalent ideally in a business or cognate area PLUS one/two years Financial Services experience OR Applications without this will also be considered on the basis of approved prior experience and learning (APEL).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Learners may also access this programme on the basis of recognition of prior learning or by assessment of prior experiential learning/informal learning. Such applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis. The process is implemented within the relevant school, by the relevant Head of School/Department or nominee, and is overseen by the Registrar. For this particular programme applicants will be considered on a case by case basis based upon their educational record, work experience and a capacity to successfully participate in the programme.

Career Opportunities

DBS fully recognises the importance of job readiness to the Springboard participant and has put in place since 2013 an integrated and comprehensive Personal and Professional Development Service titled "Jump Start Your Career". This intensive programme covers every aspect of the job hunting process and has greatly assisted Springboard participants with their job search activities and preparation for employment. All initiatives under the programme focus on facilitating the transition from higher education to employment.

A suite of careers motivation, self-confidence and job ready workshops will be delivered and timetabled for programme participants. Additional sessions will be scheduled to include:
- CV Preparation, Interview Skills & Techniques & Job searching tools
- One-to-One sessions
- Individual coaching & feedback, Review of experience and progress & Candidate/Employment matching process

Out of hours one-to-one consultations, with evening appointments, will also be offered to programme participants who are unable to attend during the day.

DBS will offer strong assessment processes and feedback tools to assist in one-to-one sessions in training on behavioural competencies style, career match aptitudes that will enhance significantly the career guidance, personal development, employer engagement and interview skills in order to maximise the work placement and employment opportunities. Significant emphasis will be placed on building communication and interpersonal confidence and skills to demonstrate own value to employer. Each participant will have access to a careers coach/mentor to support the candidate/placement matching and placement process with potential employers.
DBS also provides extensive networking opportunities for Springboard students and also liaises with external partners to enhance career progression for its learners. DBS also has extensive engagement with industry and in addition to companies who have pledged interests of placements, it has over 1,150 employers on its database and active engagement with 2,727 DBS Alumni all of whom are being contacted to offer work experience opportunities to Springboard Students.

Timetable Info

Typically students will attend classes on two evenings per week. Course timetables will be available in due course.

Delivery Location

Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street
Dublin 2

Delivery Notes

Campus/Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Admissions Office

Address

Admissions Office,
Dublin Business School,
13/14 Aungier Street,
Dublin 2.

Phone

01 4177500

Email

springboard@dbs.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Learners may also access this programme on the basis of recognition of prior learning or by assessment of prior experiential learning/informal learning. Such applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis. The process is implemented within the relevant school, by the relevant Head of School/Department or nominee, and is overseen by the Registrar. For this particular programme applicants will be considered on a case by case basis based upon their educational record, work experience and a capacity to successfully participate in the programme.

Application Procedures

Apply online via www.springboardcourses.ie