About the Department
The Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at NUI Maynooth is located on a magnificent 200 year old campus in the historic town of Maynooth, close to Dublin City, yet also in the heart of the beautiful county of Kildare.
The faculty is made up of a vibrant group of researchers with an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Members of the department have an established record of publishing in leading international journals and have also played an influential role in social and economic development at a local and national level.
We are strongly committed to the provision of high quality teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We place a high premium on quality teaching and personal contact with our students, ensuring that the students' experience at NUIM is both enjoyable and productive, whatever degree programme pursued. Successful students emerge with a deep knowledge of their subject and a variety of skills which will give them a competitive edge in an ever more competitive job market. Graduates are equipped for a wide variety of careers, such as accountancy, banking, financial services, teaching and economic consultancy, to name but a few.
We believe that good teaching and research complement each other. We strive to maintain a high output of quality published material as well as thoughtful and considered contributions to on-going policy debates.
As one of the largest departments in NUI Maynooth, we offer a range of courses in accounting, economics and finance:
The B.A. Finance degree was launched in 1992. It is almost entirely provided from within the Economics, Finance and Accounting Department and is unique in Ireland.
The B.A. Finance and Accounting was launched in 2005. This course has proven immensely popular as it provides an excellent foundation in our three core areas of economics, finance and accounting. Honours graduates are awarded exemption from CAP1 examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ACA), exemptions F1 to F7 (inclusive) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and equivalent papers of the CIMA and CPA Institutes.
The B.A. International Finance and Economics was launched in 2010. This course gives students the opportunity to combine a focussed International Finance and Economics degree programme with language acquisition and the experience of studying and working abroad.
We also offer a number of postgraduate programmes including, four taught programmes at the Master’s level: the M.A. in Economics, the MA in Finance, the MA in Accounting and the M.Sc. in Economic and Financial Risk Analysis; three programmes at postgraduate diploma level: the Higher Diploma in Economic Science, the Higher Diploma in Finance, and the Higher Diploma in Professional Accounting; and two at the Doctoral level: the Ph.D in Economics and the Ph.D. in Finance.