In this degree you will learn how the financial system works – how assets are traded, international markets are linked, government policy decisions affect the economy and how financial markets respond. You will learn how to use analytical tools – including mathematics, deductive logic and applied statistics – to examine problems and devise logical solutions and be prepared, both intellectually and practically, for employment in the highly competitive and dynamic world of international finance.
- This degree is not suitable for those mostly interested in the accounting side of finance (though all students are recommended to take one module in Accounting).
Study Economics, Mathematics and a choice of languages or Computer Studies. Languages available: Chinese, French, German and Spanish. Chinese, French, German and Spanish are available to complete beginners. H4 is required to study Advanced French. Advanced German or Spanish requires H4.
Either work or study abroad in 3rd year (or work in an internationally orientated company in Ireland – all subject to availability). You may study abroad in the 1st semester, and work in the 2nd.
> 15 credits of Economics
> 7.5 credits of Mathematics (taking an extra 7.5 credits of Mathematics in 2nd semester is recommended)
> Students also take 1 subject from Chinese*, French*, German*, Spanish* or Computer Studies and 1 other subject from groups 1, 2 or 5 including Critical Skills (maximum 1 subject per group). Students are strongly recommended to take 7.5 credits of Accounting, however, because of timetable
restrictions, it will only be available to those taking Computer Science, Spanish or German (not as beginner).
These students will have a second opportunity to take an Introduction to Accounting course in 2nd year.
Choose between 2 possible routes:
> Single Major in Economics and Finance
> Major/Minor with Economics and Finance as the Major and either Computer Studies or their 1st year language as a Minor. If continuing with Computer Science, students change into the MH401 FIN stream. Approximately 33% of a student’s time is spent on the Minor
> Optional 10 credit Elective in 2nd year
> Work placement in an international company and/or study abroad (subject to availability)
Back on the Maynooth University campus taking the Single Major or Major/Minor (depending on the 2nd year option chosen).
* Beginners language programme available. This requires 30 credits in the language (French, German or Spanish). Chinese Studies is a 15 credit option.
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Mature student applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any required written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2021 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
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- International students (outside the EU)
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- Transferring students
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