What will I learn?

Course Overview

If you have a strong interest and ability in economics, maths and statistics, this degree provides everything you need for a future career in the areas of financial economics, banking and finance. Recognised as one of the premier degrees in Ireland and internationally in these areas, it equips students with outstanding expertise in quantitative methods, analytical skills and a rigorous preparation in economics and finance. The competence in quantitative methods and analytical skills that the programme develops provide the essential background for learning Economics, Finance and, soon, Information Science properly.

Reputation

Internationally-recognised academics teach a progressive curriculum in excellent learning facilities, including a Data Analytics Lab that houses the most up-to-date Bloomberg Financial Terminals and computing software, in a stimulating intellectual environment and intellectually challenging classes. It is a recognised course with a strong industry reputation and is matched by the recognised profile of our graduates.

Curriculum Overview

In the first and part of the second year, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of core principles, concepts, methods and theories relevant to the study of economics and finance. The initial emphasis initially is on quantitative methods (Mathematics and Statistics) and Economics, as well as Accounting, to build solid foundations on which to subsequently build competences in business and applied subjects, with special emphasis on Finance and Information Science.

You will then learn to apply this knowledge to practical and important problems faced by businesses and policy makers in a broad range of settings.

The emphasis, especially for the Finance stream, will be on problems and applications relevant to the financial industry and corporate financial management. If you choose one of the other streams (Economics, Mathematics and Statistics and Information Science), the emphasis will be placed on different aspects of economic analysis and quantitative methods needed to support (as a consultant or an analyst) and undertake (as a manager or a policy-maker) decision-making in a corporate or policy-making setting.

You will choose one of the streams in third year, when you will be able to pick from a number of options so that you can specialise in the subjects that interest you most.

Interdisciplinary

The distinctive trait of the BSc in Economics & Finance programme is its interdisciplinary nature, as it is a joint endeavour of the School of Business, School of Economics and School of Mathematics and Statistics. It therefore benefits from the diverse perspectives and commitment of all three schools. The programme relies on this to help graduates develop a strong analytical orientation towards decision-making and problem-solving, critical awareness of economic trends and issues, ethical and societal awareness, a penchant for intellectual creativity and innovation, a capacity to communicate persuasively and professionally and a life-long commitment to personal and professional excellence and development.

Your Career

Whether you see yourself working in a structured environment for established companies or are looking to develop your own business, a degree from UCD Quinn School will provide you with the skills and knowledge to get a head start in your career. The modern economy demands flexible and adaptable professionals. Our courses have been developed with industry input ensuring your education is fully in line with the current economic business environment.

Graduates from the UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business are well regarded by industry, have an internationally-recognised degree and an excellent rate of graduate employment.

Which department am I in?

UCD College of Business

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
€19,200.00 (US$ 21,178) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2020

Venue

UCD College of Business

BELFIELD,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

UCD requires Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire + 1 year at a recognised university (Diplôme de … (plus professional field); Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures; Diplôme d'Ingénieur/d'Architecte d'Etat or Licence). UCD recognise the appropriate minimum score in the following recognised English Language Examinations: International English Language Testing System (IELTS): An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by Princeton University: A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +. In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based based TOEFL (iBT).

For international students

Students must have completed their secondary level/high school studies or have never studied at university before are eligible to apply Bachelor degree at UCD.

Also, they must obtain a minimum of Grade H5 in two subjects and a minimum of Grade O6/H7 in the remaining four subjects. For all courses Irish and English are required.

IELTS - An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version; A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +. In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (IBT).

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About this uni

Famous for teaching and research excellence, and true global reach, UCD is the destination of choice for over 8000 international students.

  • Main campus in Belfield, 4km from Dublin city centre
  • 185th best university in the world
  • Globally recognised for excellent teaching and learning
  • Scholarships available for international students