Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Financial Analytics (October 2020)

Dublin Business School (BPG09FAN_1F10)
Key Programme Details
Award

QQI Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Analytics

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

General Information
Contact

Springboard+ Admissions Department

Email

hci@dbs.ie

Phone

014177500

Address

Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street
Dublin 2

Important Dates
Application Deadline

16/10/2020

Start Date

19/10/2020

End Date

28/05/2021

About this Course

Finance analytics arms decision makers with the tools to make sense of an increasingly complex world. By combining internal financial information and operational data with external information such as social media, demographics and big data, finance analytics may address critical business questions with unprecedented ease, speed, and accuracy.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Financial Analytics programme aims to produce graduates with the skills and attributes to meet the demand for modern day decision makers. Graduates will understand the core principles of finance, be equipped to utilise data and visualisation tools, apply the appropriate financial analytic models, and inform business decision making in an ethical context.

The PGDip in Financial Analytics is underpinned by a strong foundation in leadership and emphasises the development of effective business and management skills to solve management issues through structured analysis, innovative approaches, problem solving techniques, effective decision-making and appropriate and timely communications. The PGDip in Financial Analytics encourages the learner to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set and promoting a culture of innovation is an essential feature of the programme.

This is a Level 9 NFQ programme and will run full time from September to May.

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma of Science in Financial Analytics are:
• A minimum second class honours (2.2) in accounting, finance or business discipline from a recognised third level institution, or equivalent qualification in a cognate discipline. Cognate subjects include finance, business, accountancy, computing, mathematics or related discipline related undergraduate/bachelor degrees.
• An undergraduate bachelor degree in a non-cognate area, with a minimum of a second-class second-division (2.2) honours plus 3-5 years’ professional experience in a related field. Learners will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.

The recognition and evaluation of experiential learning (RPL) will be determined on a case-by-case basis. In such instances, an interview of the candidate may be required.

Long Description

Finance analytics arms decision makers with the tools to make sense of an increasingly complex world. By combining internal financial information and operational data with external information such as social media, demographics and big data, finance analytics may address critical business questions with unprecedented ease, speed, and accuracy.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Financial Analytics programme aims to produce graduates with the skills and attributes to meet the demand for modern day decision makers. Graduates will understand the core principles of finance, be equipped to utilise data and visualisation tools, apply the appropriate financial analytic models, and inform business decision making in an ethical context.

The PGDip in Financial Analytics is underpinned by a strong foundation in leadership and emphasises the development of effective business and management skills to solve management issues through structured analysis, innovative approaches, problem solving techniques, effective decision-making and appropriate and timely communications. The PGDip in Financial Analytics encourages the learner to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set and promoting a culture of innovation is an essential feature of the programme.

This is a Level 9 NFQ programme and will run full time from September to May.

The Modules on this progrmme include:

- Principles of Financial Decision Making
- Data Analytics & Machine Learning for Finance
- Predictive Financial Modelling
- Applied Financial Analysis
- Financial Intelligence & Data Visualisation
- Information & Cybersecurity Management
- Financial Risk Management
- Behavioural Economics & Finance
- Innovation in Financial Technology



Career Opportunities

The Chartered Global Management Accountant’s (2019) “Re-inventing finance for a digital world”; found that financial analytics can enable better decision making across a business by providing accurate, timely and high quality data analysis which supports improved planning and forecasting capabilities.

Graduates from the Master of Science (MSc) in Financial Analytics programme will have the potential to work in a wide range of industries, such as:

- Accountants - Financial or Managerial
- Financial Analyst
- Corporate Finance
- Treasury Operations/Analyst
- Portfolio Manager
- Business Analyst
- Business Intelligence
- Consultant
- Private Equity Analyst (VC)
- Entrepreneur and/or Innovator

Timetable Info

This is full time programme and daytime attendance is required.

Delivery Location

Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street
Dublin 2

Delivery Notes

DBS aims to give you the best possible campus and blended learning experience. All classes for 2020/21 will be taught on a hybrid learning basis. This means you will be on campus for some classes and other classes will be online. Your timetable will be available once you register for the programme and will advise you of which classes are on campus and which classes will be taken online.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Springboard + Admission Office

Address

Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street
Dublin 2

Phone

014177500

Email

hci@dbs.ie

RPL Information

Applicants who do not have a Level 8 qualification at a pass award level and who have at least 3 years’ relevant work experience may also be considered through the College’s normal RPL procedures. Relevant professional experience may be taken into account and individuals will be assessed on a case-by-case basis through DBS RPL procedures.

Application Procedures

DBS Application Procedure

Please note it is extremely important that you use only one email address when you register with Springboard. This email address which you use to log into springboard must match the email address that you put on your Springboard application form. If it is different it will cause confusion through the application process and you may end up missing any email communication from Springboard.
All documentation in relation to your application should be emailed to:
springboard@dbs.ie or admissions@dbs.ie
Documents required are as follows:
1. Transcripts of Results for all relevant qualifications listed in your application. Please also ensure you send us a copy of any certification you would have received from these qualifications. A Diploma Supplement will also suffice and it must contact a breakdown of all subjects taken for the duration of the course.

2. For applicants who do not meet the entry requirements or have a non-cognate qualification, we would require an up-to-date CV which includes all aspects of your career to date, employed, unemployed or returner etc.

3. A copy of your current passport or driver’s licence.

4. Non-EU applicants will be required to provide a copy of their GNIB card showing a Stamp 4 or Stamp 4 EU FAM. You will need to provide us with evidence of your first Stamp 4 Visa and your current Stamp 4.

5. For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.

6. Verification of Status Required:

• In Employment - please provide a recently dated letter from your current employer on headed paper, signed and dated.
• Returner - Please provide a letter signed by the Commissioner for Oaths confirming your current status. A form to complete the process is available here: https://springboardcourses.ie/pdfs/Declaration%20for%20Returners%20(2019).pdf
• Department of Social Protection - Please provide a recently dated letter confirming that you are on the live register detailing which payment you are in receipt of or a letter confirming that you are signing for social insurance contribution credits.
• Previously Self Employed - A letter from your accountant or revenue confirming that your business is no longer trading.

7. For applicants who do not meet the entry requirements of a particular programme but may possess relevant professional work experience, may also be considered through the college’s normal RPL procedures. Individuals will be assessed on a case-by-case basis through DBS RPL procedures. A personal statement will need to be completed and submitted (approx. 300 words) detailing what has motivated you to apply for this particular programme and how you believe it will fit into your career objectives.
Please note an interview may be required to assess your suitability for the course.

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