Higher Diploma (Financial Analysis) (Higher Diploma (Financial Analysis))

National University of Ireland, Galway (DFA)
Key Programme Details
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Higher Diploma in Financial Analysis

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics

General Information
Contact

Stephen McNena

Email

stephen.mcnena@nuigalway.ie

Phone

091-493053

Address

J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics
Cairnes Building
NUI Galway

Role

Programme Director

Important Dates
Application Deadline

31/08/2022

Start Date

05/09/2022

End Date

31/05/2023

About this Course

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.

Objectives

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.

Entry Requirements

This programme is open to applicants from all backgrounds who hold a NQAI level 8 qualification (minimum) or equivalent. It is a conversion diploma aimed at re-skilling graduates.

Long Description

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.

Why Choose This Course

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.

Students of this programme secure substantial exemptions from the examinations of the ACCA.

Career Opportunities

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.

Timetable Info

TBC. 2021/22 timetables available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/currentstudents/postgrad_timetables/

Delivery Location

NUI Galway

Delivery Notes

Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Sharon Allman, Mairead McKeon

Address

J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics
Cairnes Building
NUI Galway

Email

hcibusiness@nuigalway.ie

Application Procedures

Applications are made through Springboard+ at https://springboardcourses.ie/