Next Intake September 2021
What’s it all about?
Financial Services is one of the most vibrant sectors in the Irish economy. With over 35,000 people employed in the sector, there is an ongoing shortage of suitably skilled employees. This programme prepares the graduate for a variety of roles throughout the sector in funds, insurance, banking and accounting.
What you will study?
Over four years students will study the following core subjects: Financial Services, Maths, Insurance, Financial Reporting, Information Technology, Economics, Law, Management, Compliance, Management Accounting, Financial Markets, Personal Finance, Investment Funds, Selling Financial Products, Financial Modelling, Managing People, Risk Management, Investments, Corporate Financial Management. Students may also elect to study some of the following: Marketing, Languages, Politics, Organisational Behaviour, Financial Management, Taxation.
Students will also undertake a work placement in third year, or may study abroad for one semester in one of our European partner institutes.
Note the final list of modules is subject to a validation panel visit.
Employers value candidates who have previous work experience and the Bachelor of Business in Finance & Investment offers the student a four month placement in the Financial Services industry. IT Sligo has a strong
reputation with employers and our students compare favourably with other placement candidates.
The proposed programme will afford students the opportunity to achieve 2 exemptions from the Chartered Accountants Proficiency 1 (CAP 1) examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland, as well as exemptions for
Insurance Institute of Ireland examinations.
Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:
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Minimum Leaving Certificate
Six Passes, to include:
Maths (Incl. HE & F.Lev. Min B2)
English or Irish
At least Two HC3's or Better
Bachelor of Business in Finance & Investment graduates can expect to fill financial services roles in the following areas:-
· Funds Industry: Fund Administration, Fund Analysis, Compliance, Trading, Trainee Fund Accountant
· Banking: Credit Analyst, Payments Administrator, Compliance, Dealer, Cash Management, Administration
· Insurance: Underwriting, Claims Handler, Loss Adjusting,Accounts Handler, Business Development
· Accounting: Trainee accountant (any industry)
· Teaching: Opportunities also exists in teaching (H Dip required), lecturing (Masters required) or in management
Graduates can; progress to continue their studies at masters level; pursue professional accounting examinations; undertake further professional studies within the financial services arena.
|Financial Services Semester Abroad [E]||30|
|Work Placement for Financial Services L7 [E]||15|
|Applied Financial Project [E]||05|
|Company Law and Partnership Law [E]||05|
|Managing People 1 [E]||05|
[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.