BA (Hons) Financial Services - Part-time

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Structure
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fees
  • Next Steps

Overview

Samuel-Beckett-Bridge-Dublin

The philosophy of this degree is to develop and foster a deep understanding of financial markets and the financial services industry. The course provides students with a solid grounding in key financial disciplines while affording students the opportunity to equip themselves with the range of knowledge and skills needed to commence a meaningful career in the financial services industry.

Aims & Objectives

The objectives of the programme are to provide students with an understanding of monetary systems from a practical institutional viewpoint, the nature of financial intermediation markets, the nature of money supply and policy issues relating to its control and the inter-relationship between fiscal and monetary policy.
On completion of this programme students should have acquired the skills to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the mechanisms and operations of financial markets 

  • Practice the research and analytical techniques required in a wide variety of careers in financial services 

  • Display an understanding of regulatory issues in a financial services environment 

  • Apply financial and non-financial models and techniques to business decision making problems at both operational and strategic levels 

  • Have an awareness of the challenges and contemporary issues which are emerging in the world of financial services 

  • Proceed in a highly competent manner to employment or further postgraduate studies in the area of financial services.

Course Content

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Core Modules

Economic Perspectives

IT Essentials

Business for Accounting with Law

Maths and Statistics for Finance

Accounting

Learning to Learn

Communications for Personal Success

Core Modules

Employability Skills

Innovation

Advanced Economic Perspectives

Financial Services Environment

Institutional Regulation, Governance and Ethics

Financial Management

Electives - Choose 1

Business Information Systems

Management

Selling and Sales Management

Core Modules

Employability in Action

Lifelong Learning

Global Business

Treasury and Risk Management

Financial Structured Reports (Theory and Practice)

Investor Relations and Wealth Management

Electives - Choose 1

Strategic Management

Data Management and Analytics

Consumer Analysis

DBS Employability Pillar

In line with the DBS philosophy of ensuring its graduates have a suite of knowledge, skills and competence that make them readily employable, the programme contains an Employability Pillar of modules that complement the programme specific modules. This pillar of modules ensures students are aware of employer expectations on graduating, enhances their communication skills and time management while positioning the student for academic development during the course of their degree studies.

Teaching & Assessment

Student assessment will be based on a combination of continuous assessment and end of year examinations. Continuous assessment will include essay writing, case studies, presentations, literature reviews and projects, and students will be required to work individually as well as in groups. End of year examinations are typically held in late April/early May. Level 1 subjects may also include an in-class assessment usually held in December.

Structure

Programme comprises three stages. Students typically take four modules per year (two evenings per week) and the degree takes on average four years to complete.

Level 1 - Seven mandatory subjects provide foundation knowledge in core business and accounting areas and include employability and personal development modules which run throughout the programme.

Stage 2 - ​Student knowledge in the key business disciplines is futher developed and they are introduced to specialist requirements within the financial services industry such as financial management and the regulatory practices of financial institutions.

Stage 3 - Business knowledge is developed to the strategic level and the specialist technical knowledge is developed to the strategic level and the specialist technical knowledge required in financial services is developed in areas such as treasury and risk management and investor relations and wealth management.

Career Opportunities

A Financial Services degree is obviously targeting employment in the financial services sector. It is an ideal degree for students who wish to pursue careers in such areas as banking, insurance, stock broking and financial consulting.

Persons employed in the financial services sector engage in a variety of finance related activities such as giving financial advice, managing investment portfolios for individuals and companies, and approving loans.

This degree will equip students for many different careers in the rapidly developing financial services industry, enabling them to compete for employment in high profile areas such as funds management, stock market analysis and corporate lending.

Graduates can also pursue further academic study within the Postgraduate School at DBS including the MSc International Accounting and Finance.

Fees

The Course Fees for the BA (Hons) in Financial Services are:

• Level 1: €575 (10 credit modules) / €290 (5 credit modules) per annum.

• Level 2: €685 (10 credit modules) / €350 (5 credit modules) per annum.

• Level 3: €735 (10 credit modules) / €370 (5 credit modules) per annum.

For a full list of part-time undergraduate business degree fees click here.. You can also contact our admissions team who will also be able to advise on the payment options available to our students.

All undergraduate programmes of 2 years or more have been approved for tax relief purposes. Tax relief is granted to Irish resident taxpayers at the standard rate of income tax in respect of tuition fees paid exceeding €2,000 and up to €7,000 for part-time programmes only

Next Steps

Visit Us

Open days are a great way to help you make your decision about DBS and learn more about the BA (Hons) in Financial Services.  As well as experiencing our outstanding facilities, you'll have the opportunity to receive personalised advice from academics from your subject area, meet current postgraduate students and also have your questions answered on general subjects such as entry requirements, student support and the admissions process.

 

EU Applicants

Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Admissions Office along with the following documentation:

  • Academic Transcripts (Original & Official English Translation where issued in another language). Applicants who have previously attended DBS need not provide this documentation. 

  •  Proof of Identification (Birth Certificate, Drivers Licence or Passport) 

  •  Detailed Curriculum Vitae 

  •  Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent) where full time study has been conducted in a language other than English or applicants whose first language is not English 

  •  Academic/Business References - Ideally one Academic & one Business

Please see programme content for any course-specific additional application procedures.

In addition to the above, in the instance of Non-EU applicants who have residency in Ireland:

  • A copy of your GNIB (Garda National Immigration Bureau) Card, Work permit (if applicable) & Passport 

  •  The letter that was issued to you by the Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform stating why you were provided with the above documentation

 

International Students/ Non EU Applicants

Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Admissions Office along with the following documentation: 

  • Academic documents   

  •  Academic transcripts  

  •  Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent)  

  •  A Curriculum Vitae  

  •  References from your employer/school/college  

  •  A statement of purpose 

  •  A copy of your passport

Please note that copies of all documentation must be submitted, and that it must be translated into English where issued in another language. Please do not send original documents as these will not be returned. Dublin Business School has a number of overseas offices and representatives worldwide. Please contact us if you wish to receive further details on your closest DBS representative.

Categories:
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business & Management
  • Evening Degrees
  • Part-Time
  • 8

Course overview

COURSE OVERVIEW 201​7

Awarding Body:
 
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
QQI AWARD LOGO (1)
Award: Honours Bachelor Degree
NFQ Level: 
Level 8
Award Title: 
BA (Hons) in Financial Services
Award Type: Major
Duration:  
4 Years (2 evenings per week)

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2017. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm