WD 160 – BA (Hons) in Finance and Investment

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CAO and Third Level

Course description

Course code: WD160 Course Description The BA (Hons) in Finance and Investment is a three year full time academic degree programme dedicated to the development of successful finance managers. The programme aims to develop the financial skills of its students through a course of analytical, numerical and financial modules as well as placing a significant emphasis on communication skills and teamwork, which are skills vital to the development of good financial managers. Career Opportunities One of the most important challenges for the continued success of the financial services sector outlined in the 2004 IDA report is the required development of specialisation in some areas of financial services, for example, risk management, treasury management and derivatives, mathematical and analytical skills. From research carried out by the IDA it is considered that there is currently a shortage of these specialist skills available and in order to ensure continued success in the industry it is considered imperative that Ireland builds its pool of mathematically literate skill sets as they will be a key enabler to a successful high value financial centre.