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About University of Galway
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Financial Analysis (HDip)
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 University of Galway. In terms of career opportunities, graduates may take up a range of positions in the financial, banking and business sectors.
Students of this programme secure substantial exemptions from the examinations of the ACCA.
Applications and Selections
Application via Springboard Courses website.
Who Teaches this Course
Lecturers (to be confirmed) on this programme:
Requirements and Assessment
Semester One exams: December.
Semester Two exams: April/May.
A range of assessment methods are applied throughout the programme. These include essays, projects, reports, presentations and case studies.
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.
1 year, full-time
Next start date
A Level Grades ()
QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes
Check Springboard for details.
Mode of study
Semester 1 (30 credits) *All core, compulsory modules
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:
Why Choose This Course?
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.
Who’s Suited to This Course
Transferable Skills Employers Value
Related Student Organisations
Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
*A 10% course fee contribution (€600) for graduate conversion courses is applicable for employed participants and recent graduates.
The formerly self-employed not in receipt of a DEASP payment must also pay 10%. This is payable directly to the provider.
There are no tuition fees for DEASP customers or Returners but any subsequent costs such as travel, and course materials must be borne by the participant.
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AACSB - Global Accreditation
AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators, and businesses worldwide