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MH401 FIN
Finance

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

Career Opportunities
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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351

2017 Points

351

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Finance is a general course, and students will study subjects which encompasses topics such as economics, accounting, statistics, and investment, all with the focus on managing money efficiently.

 

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There are three streams available, you may apply to one only.
MH401 FIN - Finance
MH401 IFE - International Finance and Economics
MH401 OPC - Open Choice to either degree stream. You can decide which degree stream to take following admission.


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MH401 FIN - Finance
Maynooth University

From Qualifax...
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MH401 FIN - Finance
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M0528  Media Production
  5M0529  Software Development
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
  5M18294  Office Informatics
  5M18518  Media Production
  5M18519  Film and Television Production
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
EPAMX  5M2011  Music
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
EMEXX  5M2149  Sound Production
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
  5M2155  Creative Media
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
  5M3371  Horsemanship
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
  5M5028  Applied Ecology
  5M5048  Creative Media
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
  5M5162  Media Engineering
  6M0691  Software Development
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education
  6M2218  Social and Vocational Integration
AAAXX  6M3618  Arts Administration


Note: Information for 2017 Entry

Essential Module Requirements:
CHMSX - HORSEMANSHIP; 5M3371 - HORSEMANSHIP

Five Distinctions which must include:


C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or 5N0556 or 5N2066 - Statistics
(or O4/H7 in LCE Maths)

And two from:

B20005 - Business Administration
or 5N1610 - Business Administration Skills

B20034 - Business Calculations
or 4N2279 - Business Calculations">4N2279
B20137 - Bookkeeping - Manual & Computerised
or 5N1354 - Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised

B20138 - Payroll-Manual & Computerised
or 5N1546 - Payroll Manual and Computerised


ECHSX - CULTURAL AND HERITAGE STUDIES; 5M2154 - CULTURAL AND HERITAGE STUDIES; ELESX - LANGUAGE AND EUROPEAN STUDIES; 5M2073 - LANGUAGE AND EUROPEAN STUDIES; ECAXX - COMMUNITY ARTS; EPJXX - PRINT JOURNALISM; 5M2464 - JOURNALISM; ELAXX - LIBERAL ARTS; 5M3114 - GENERAL STUDIES; EMPXX - MEDIA PRODUCTION; 5M0528 - MEDIA PRODUCTION; 5M18518 / 5M18519 / 5M5048 / EMEXX - MEDIA ENGINEERING; 5M2149 - SOUND PRODUCTION; EPAMX - MUSIC; 5M2011 - MUSIC; 5M2155 - CREATIVE MEDIA; 5M5162 / DCHCC - COMMUNITY CARE; 5M2786 - COMMUNITY CARE; DCHSN - NURSING STUDIES; 5M4349 - NURSING STUDIES; DCHSC - CHILDCARE; 5M2009 - EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION; DCHSX - COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SERVICES; 5M4468 - COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES; EASSX - APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES; 5M2181 - APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES; EYXXX - YOUTHWORK; 5M4732 - YOUTH WORK; ERPXX - RADIO PRODUCTION; 5M4511 - RADIO PRODUCTION; ETFPX - TV & FILM PRODUCTION; 5M5158 - FILM AND TV PRODUCTION; EMMPX - MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION; 5M2146 - MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION; 5M0828 - EBUSINESS; BBSAX - ADMINISTRATION; 5M2468 - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION; BBSIT - INTERNATIONAL TRADE; 5M2111 - INTERNATIONAL TRADE; BBSXX - BUSINESS STUDIES; 5M2102 - BUSINESS STUDIES; 5M18294 / BMXXX - MARKETING; BLSXX - LEGAL STUDIES; 5M3789 - LEGAL STUDIES; 5M2069 - MARKETING; 5M2067 - INFORMATION PROCESSING; 5M1997 - OFFICE ADMINISTRATION; EMXXX - MULTIMEDIA; 6M5131 / EMPRO - MEDIA PRODUCTION; 6M5130 / EFTVP - FILM AND TV PRODUCTION; 6M5159 / 6M5132 / EMMWD - MULTIMEDIA AND WEB DEVELOPMENT; 6M5149 / BAXXX - ADMINISTRATION; BACXX - ADMINISTRATION - CONSTRUCTION; 6M5013 / BALBX - APPLIED LANGUAGES & BUSINESS; AAAXX - ARTS ADMINISTRATION">AAAXX / 6M3618 - ARTS ADMINISTRATION; BBMSX - BUSINESS; 6M4985 / BBMXX - BUSINESS MANAGEMENT; BITSX - INTERNATIONAL TELESERVICES; 6M5014 / BMANX - MANAGEMENT; 6M4587 - MANAGEMENT; 5M5028 / 5M4339 - HEALTHCARE SUPPORT; 5M1761 - INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY PRACTICE; 6M2218 - SOCIAL AND VOCATIONAL INTEGRATION; 6M2007 - EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION; CNSSX - NETWORKS AND SOFTWARE SYSTEMS; EBXXX - BROADCASTING; 5M0529 / 5M0536 / 6M0691 / CITXX - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; CELTX - ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY

Five Distinctions which must include:


C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or 5N0556 or 5N2066 - Statistics
(or O4/H7 in LCE Maths)

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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Finance graduates have strong numeracy skills, coupled with an ability to think critically and analytically – invaluable assets in a wide range of professions.

Graduates can be found in the banking and financial services industry, economic consultancy, finance units of public and private sector organisations, financial research, journalism, and teaching.



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