What will I learn?

Graduates equipped with skills drawn from the dual disciplines of accounting and economics will play increasingly key and impactful roles in financial, banking and business sectors in the future. The goal of Higher Diploma in Financial Analysis is to introduce students to and equip students with the applied analytical skills they need to secure future employment in the financial, banking and business sectors. This course will introduce students to the fundamental principles and analytical methods of accounting and economics in addition to modules from other business related disciplines. Upon graduating, course participants will be equipped with a foundation of knowledge and skills that will prepare them for further studies and future careers in this field. The long-term employment prospects for graduates from this course are extremely good. In terms of further study opportunities, graduates will be equipped to progress to MSc level programmes, such as the MSc Corporate Finance and the MSc International Finance at NUI Galway. In terms of career opportunities, graduates may take up a range of positions in the financial, banking and business sectors.

Course Outline

Semester 1 (30 credits) All core, compulsory modules

  • EC5133: Principles of Economics for Business
  • AY5123: Accounting and Financial Analysis
  • AY872: Financial Management I
  • MG524: Management
  • MK204: Marketing Principles
  • MS873: Management Information Systems I

Semester 2 (30 credits) Core, compulsory modules

  • EC2101: Macroeconomics and the Business Environment
  • EC247: Introduction to Financial Economics
  • AY874: Accounting For Management Decisions
  • AY875: Financial Management II
  • SBE3001: Innovation: Creativity and Enterprise

Optional modules. Choose one module:

  • EC362: Economics of Financial Markets
  • EC3100: Economics and Philosophy
  • AY209: International Financial Reporting I
  • MS319: Enterprise Systems

Career Opportunities

In terms of career opportunities, graduates may take up a range of positions in the financial, banking and business sectors. Graduates equipped with skills drawn from the dual disciplines of accounting and economics will play increasingly key and impactful roles in financial, banking and business sectors in the future.

Which department am I in?

College of Business, Public Policy and Law

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€13,250.00 (US$ 14,964) per year
A 10% course fee contribution (€600) for graduate conversion courses is applicable for employed participants and recent graduates.

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

Start date

5 September 2022

Venue

National University of Ireland, Galway

University Road,

Galway,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For international students

The programme is open to degree holders from a university or other recognised degree-awarding body. Applicants should hold an NQAI Level 8 qualification or equivalent; IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall; Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): 176 overall; Cambridge C2 Advanced (CPE): 180 overall; TOEFL: 88; Pearson PTE: 61; Duolingo English Test: 110.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About National University of Ireland

While situated in one of the smaller university cities globally, NUI Galway has a far-reaching reputation for excellent research and study programmes.

  • Four excellent colleges offering a wide selection of courses
  • Excellent reputation for teaching excellence and research
  • Exceptionally high graduate employment rates
  • Study in a city regularly voted one of the world’s friendliest

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