Postgraduate Certificate in Global Capital Markets (Pathways) (Compliance & Regulation)

Irish Times Training (SPRINGCAPMKTSG07)
Key Programme Details
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Postgraduate Certificate in Global Capital Markets

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

General Information
Contact

Sinead Docherty

Email

sdocherty@irishtimes.com

Phone

086 035 8210 / 01 472 7101

Address

The Irish Times Building, 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin

Role

Admissions

Important Dates
Application Deadline

10/12/2021

Start Date

18/01/2022

End Date

16/12/2022

About this Course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Global Capital Markets, delivered in conjunction with Ulster University, is designed for graduates from relevant disciplines who want to pursue a career in the financial services sector. With an emphasis on application in a real-term context, the overall aim is to educate students with any business, or cognate undergraduate degree, in the principles of finance, both theoretical and applied. Within the context of financial management, the programme will enable students to engage in a challenging and stimulating educational experience and acquire sound knowledge and understanding of the development and application of key finance principles, concepts, theories and techniques.

The programme consists of 4 modules over 2 semesters and will be delivered as a combination of streamed live tutorials (2 x evenings a week) and online learning, commencing in January 2022. Additional face to face support sessions may be scheduled in Semester 2 if government guidelines allow.

The first two modules in Semester 1 will introduce participants to the theory and tools required to understand market and institutional structure and assist in developing a range of interpersonal and other transferable skills necessary to work within the sector. Participants will then be required to complete two further modules relevant to their chosen specialism of Regulation and Compliance in Semester 2.

Assessment is via a combination of individual and group assignments and open book tests.

This course is also available with a specialism in Financial Risk Management. The Risk specialism course will begin in January 2022 - please search Irish Times Training courses within Springboard for more information.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

(a) have gained: (i) a 2:2 degree from a university in the Republic of Ireland or the United Kingdom, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard;

Or

(ii) an equivalent standard in a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification;
AND
(b) provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English.

In exceptional circumstances, as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and/or (b), where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

All participants may be required to submit a letter / statement signed by a Commissioner for Oaths confirming their recent employment history.

Long Description

Students are required to complete 4 modules with a total of 30 Credit Points.

MODULE 1: PROFESSIONAL & ACADEMIC SKILLS
This module is designed to help you identify the transferable skills gained through personal, social and voluntary activities and demonstrate how these are applicable to employment. The module encourages you to produce an employability skills profile and enables you to better articulate your skills in an interview scenario. In addition, the module will address areas such as business and global acumen; professional relationships; technical capabilities specifically related to Financial Services; excel modelling; and social media.

MODULE 2: FINANCIAL THEORY, PRODUCT & MARKETS
This module aims to provide students with the tools required to understand market and institutional structure and its operation and behaviour in preparation for a career in the financial services industry. A major focus of the module is to glean an in-depth understanding of operations within a financial services organisation.

SPECIALISM: REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE MODULES:

MODULE 3: REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE
In order to ensure confidence in financial markets and products, the role of financial regulation has become ever more increasingly important. Without such confidence, in extremis, financial markets would fail to function. Therefore, it is critical that the practitioners of the future are educated in the role of the regulatory function and have an understanding of the principal areas of regulation and compliance.

MODULE 4: CASE STUDIES AND STANDARDS OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, CONDUCT AND ETHICS
An integral part of the study of the financial services industry is the lessons to be learned from failures that have occurred globally. Corporate scandals in recent years followed by the credit crunch and resulting global economic downturn, have led to standards of corporate governance, conduct and ethics attaining a new prominence in the financial services industry. This module will consider transparency, accountability and integrity, and how they are translated into practice effectively and ethically as possible.

Assessment will be in the form of online assessments over the course of the 2 semesters.

*PLEASE NOTE MODULES MAY BE DELIVERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER THAN LISTED ABOVE & SPLIT OVER MULTIPLE SESSIONS.

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Chloe O'Connor

Phone

01 472 7101

Email

chloeoconnor@irishtimes.com

RPL Information

Please contact us directly for information on the RPL application process.