Certificate in Business in Economics and Finance (Postgraduate) (Certificate in Business in Economics and Finance (Postgraduate))

Waterford Institute of Technology (TBC)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate (Postgraduate)

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

General Information
Contact

Springboard Team

Email

springboard@wit.ie

Phone

www.wit.ie/springboard

Address

www.wit.ie/springboard

Important Dates
Application Deadline

23/09/2020

Start Date

28/09/2020

End Date

28/05/2021

About this Course

This course has been developed for candidates either in employment in the financial services industry or those wishing to take up employment in the sector. Aimed at providing advanced skills and knowledge in finance and economics this course will facilitate knowledge expansion, the acquisition of new skills, competencies and the development of a new mind set.

Consisting of six equally weighted modules candidates will learn not only the theory underpinning core phenomena but will also work with live data. Contemporary issues are also central to this programme and candidates will hear from industry practitioners presenting on particular themes such as Brexit, Anti Money Laundering and Fintech. Additional seminars are devoted to career development.

Practice-based training will be central with candidates receiving specialised training in quantitative financial methods and monetary economics. The School has recently developed a new Finance lab fully equipped with a range of financial software, e.g-Refinitiv Eikon (financial database and analytics for the global financial community) StockTrak (a virtual trading platform) and use of the Financial Times), all of which will enhance candidates digital skills. Candidates will also get exposure to leading research being conducted in the School's AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research. Particular topics of interest include financial regulation, green and sustainable finance- all of whom fit within the areas prioritised under the International Financial Services Strategy 2025 Ireland for Finance.

Delivery will take place over two semesters in a flexible format to facilitate those in employment. It will encompass lectures, workshops and seminars. Assessment methods will include projects, reflective pieces and written exams.

In summary this course will enhance the pool of talent for employers, afford candidates a valuable opportunity to upskill/ reorient their career and help them embark on their lifelong learning journey.

Entry Requirements


Applicants must hold at least a Level 8 Degree, or equivalent award, in business/finance/economics or another discipline with an economics and/or finance related modules or provide evidence of having achieved an equivalent standard through the institute's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Candidates without a Level 8 Degree may be invited to interview to assess their suitability and nature of their experience for the RPL process. RPL candidates should complete the RPL form at https://www.wit.ie/images/uploads/Education_School_PDF/WIT_RP6_Springboard_RPL_Form.docx and submit the completed form to springboard@wit.ie

English language competency - international students must meet the WIT requirements for postgraduates in IELTS or equivalent. Please see https://www.wit.ie/images/uploads/Education_School_PDF/WIT_RP6_Springboard_RPL_Form.docx

Places on the programme are allocated on merit, on a competitive basis.

Long Description

This course has been developed for candidates either in employment in the financial services industry or those wishing to take up employment in the sector. Aimed at providing advanced skills and knowledge in finance and economics this course will facilitate knowledge expansion, the acquisition of new skills, competencies and the development of a new mind set.

Consisting of six equally weighted modules candidates will learn not only the theory underpinning core phenomena but will also work with live data. Contemporary issues are also central to this programme and candidates will hear from industry practitioners presenting on particular themes such as Brexit, Anti Money Laundering and Fintech. Additional seminars are devoted to career development.

Practice-based training will be central with candidates receiving specialised training in quantitative financial methods and monetary economics. The School has recently developed a new Finance lab fully equipped with a range of financial software, e.g-Refinitiv Eikon (financial database and analytics for the global financial community) StockTrak (a virtual trading platform) and use of the Financial Times), all of which will enhance candidates digital skills. Candidates will also get exposure to leading research being conducted in the Schools’ AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research. Particular topics of interest include financial regulation, green and sustainable finance- all of whom fit within the areas prioritised under the International Financial Services Strategy 2025 Ireland for Finance.

Delivery will take place over two semesters in a flexible format to facilitate those in employment. It will encompass lectures, workshops and seminars. Assessment methods will include projects, reflective pieces and written exams.

In summary this course will enhance the pool of talent for employers, afford candidates a valuable opportunity to upskill/ reorient their career and help them embark on their lifelong learning journey.

Timetable Info

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Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Springboard Team

Email

Springboard@wit.ie