BSc (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)
Full Time - Undergraduate Studies
CAO Code: DN670
CAO Points Range 2018: 590
Length of Course: 3 Years (4 Years with optional Internship)
Average Intake: 50
Why is this course for me?
If you have a strong interest or 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 are valuable on their own in many careers and provide the essential background for learning Economics & Finance.
Career & Graduate Study Opportunities
This highly regarded degree oﬀers you exceptionally good prospects in banking and ﬁnancial services. Other possible areas for future employment or study are:
- Analytics or risk analysis
- Stock brokering
- Fund management
- Investment banking
- Corporate finance
Our optional one-year Internship Programme places successful students with leading companies nationally and internationally. Students may also have the opportunity to work with a voluntary/not-for-proﬁt organisation supported by a scholarship from the School of Business. All placements allow students the opportunity to enhance their business skills outside the classroom and helps inform future career decisions through real-world experience.
What Will I Study
First Year – Develop Your Knowledge
During the ﬁrst year of this programme, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of core principles, concepts, methods and theories relevant to the study of Economics and Finance. The emphasis initially will be on quantitative methods
(Maths and Statistics) and Economics to build solid academic foundations on which competences in Business and Finance will be advanced throughout the programme.
- Introduction to Finance
- Business in Society
- Business Analytics
- Financial Accounting
- Math Modelling
- Linear Algebra
- Advanced Calculus
- Statistical Modelling
Year 2 & Final Year – Apply This Knowledge
You’ll 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 will be on problems and applications relevant to the ﬁnancial industry and corporate ﬁnancial management. If you choose one of the other streams (Economics, Maths & Stats), the emphasis will be instead 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.
- Probability Theory
- Economics, Macro 1 & Micro 1
- Financial Institution Management
- Optimisation in Finance
- Irish Economy
- Advanced Corporate Finance
- Financial Mathematics
International Study Opportunities
During your second year, we encourage you to pursue an international study experience for one semester at one of our elite exchange partner universities in Australia, Canada or Singapore.
“BSc Economics and Finance provides an unrivalled skillset for those looking to work in Finance. It couples the statistical elements of ﬁnancial analysis with the macroeconomic insight necessary to apply it in the real world. However, this course oﬀers much more than just an academic education – my year-long internship with Willis Towers Watson and the semester I spent studying at the National University of Singapore were two unforgettable experiences that beneﬁted my development more than anything I could learn in a classroom. The small class size in Economics and Finance ensures that there is top-class technical support and access to senior academic staﬀ, as well as providing a brilliant peer network.”
Aedin Ní Dhonaill,
BSc Economics & Finance, Year 4