- Prospective Students
- For Postgraduates
- For Undergraduates
Higher Diploma in Finance
- Qualification: HIGHER DIPLOMA IN ARTS
- Course code: HDAFIN
- CAO/PAC code: MHH58
- Closing date: 31 August 2011
- Link to PAC (on-line application)
This is a one year full time programme. The course provides an accelerated route to the equivalent of an honours degree in Finance. A performance of 60% or better in the diploma guarantees a place on our Master’s programme.
Modules taken depend on the academic preparation of the student and must be ratified by the Head of Department or the course coordinator.
An honours primary degree in any discipline. Students without any knowledge of Economics or Finance are strongly advised to have a good background in Statistics and Quantitative Methods and to be prepared to undertake substantial independent study to equip themselves with the expected level of Economics and Finance. Well-motivated, quantitatively able honours graduates of any discipline are welcome to apply.
Career and Postgraduate Opportunities
Banking, Financial Services, Treasury Management, Accountancy, Civil Service or other policy making institutions
A performance of 60% or better in the diploma guarantees a place on our Master's programme.
How to Apply
All Applications must be made on-line through PAC http://www.pac.ie/NUIM
Non NUIM students should submit a copy of their birth certificate or valid passport, official transcripts and two academic references in support of their application.
Department of Economics Finance & Accounting, NUI Maynooth
Programme Director: Margaret Hurley
Tel: (01) 708 3787 (01) 708 3681
A comprehensive range of modules in Finance, including Corporate Finance, International Financial Markets, Derivatives, Financial Accounting, and a broad range of optional modules.
Students take six compulsory modules and six optional modules. All modules are 5 credits each. The compulsory modules are the same every year.
A required module is a compulsory module which must be passed without compensation
(i.e. a mark of 40% achieved)
- FN305 Portfolio Selection and Analysis
- FN307 Derivatives I: Forward and Futures
- FN308 Derivatives II: Options and Swaps
- FN309 International Finance
- EC306 Econometrics
- EC599 Economic Research
The optional modules taken vary greatly, depending on the background and interest of the individual student. Students discuss which modules would be best for them with the course co-ordinator at the start of the year, and are helped to devise the optimal programme of study for themselves. At least one Accounting module must be taken - AC210 is not available to those with previous knowledge of Accounting.
The list of modules available varies slightly from year to year. Students who wish to take a module from another department may do so, subject to the permission of that department. Not all combinations of modules may be available, due to timetable considerations. Following is the list for 2010/2011
- FN306 Introduction to Capital Markets
- FN310 International Financial Markets
- FN398 Economics and Finance Risk
- FN211 Financial Modelling
- AC210 Accounting for Non-Accountants
- AC201 Financial Accounting III
- AC202 Financial Accounting IV
- AC311 Advanced Financial Accounting
- EC301 Topics in Microeconomics
- EC302 Topics in Macroeconomics
- EC305 Advanced Quantitative Economics
- EC307 Irish Economy
- EC211 Money and Banking
- EC214 Public Economics
- EC215 Strategic Behaviour and Game Theory
- EC217 European Economics
- EC308 Competition and Regulation
- EC318 International Trade
- EC319 Labour Economics
- EC321 Growth and Development
- EC326 Political Economy
- EC327 Economics of Sport
- MN480 Law and Governance