|Consider Finance if you are interested in: learning about the financial sector - made up of lenders and borrowers, big investors and small savers, risk lovers and risk haters, innovators and regulators understanding why currencies rise and fall, stock markets boom and bust, property values soar and crash and why interest rates fluctuate learning how the financial system works from the perspective of the borrower and of the lender, how assets are traded, how international markets are linked, how governments try to control financial markets, and how financial markets respond learning how to use analytical tools – including mathematics, deductive logic and applied statistics – to examine problems and devise logical solutions the opportunity to take a single major in Finance or a major/minor with another Arts subject|
This course requires 2 additional subjects
Mature students - Information:
Apply to the CAO before 1st February.
Admission is based on your application and/or interview.
Mature students - Closing dates for application:
The closing date for mature applicants is February 1.
Applicants are required to have a minimum of six subjects in the Irish Leaving Certificate with two Higher Level papers at C3 and four Ordinary or Higher Level papers at grade D3. HD3 or OC3 Leaving Certificate Maths required.
|How to apply|
How to Apply
We welcome over 2,000 undergraduate students to our University each year:
School-leavers who have completed the Leaving Certificate. żApplicants are required to have a minimum of six subjects in the Irish Leaving Certificate with two Higher Level papers at C3 and four Ordinary or Higher Level papers at grade D3.
Mature students returning to education
EU/EFTA students who want to study in Ireland
International students from countries outside the EU
FETAC or BTEC major award recipients.
The application process to our undergraduate degree programmes depends on the category to which you belong. Please visit "How to Apply" for further details.
If you are unsure about anything, just contact us. We are happy to help.
Finance as a specialised degree: Students take Economics, Accounting and one other subject in first year. In second year students choose between Finance and Economics (Route 1) or Finance and another minor subject (Route 2). Minor subjects include Business, Computer Science, English, Geography, German*, Greek, History, International Development, Law, Mathematical Studies, Philosophy, Politics or Spanish* (*beginners language programme available).
Students who opt to spend a year studying abroad are awarded a BA (International) degree.
Duration: 3 or 4 years
Maynooth University Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting
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|Career and postgraduate options|
Finance graduates have strong numeracy skills coupled with an ability to think critically and analytically – invaluable assets in a wide range of employment spheres.
Graduates can be found in the banking and financial services industry, economic consultancy, finance/economic units of public and private sector organisations, financial/economic research, journalism, and teaching.
Some graduates undertake further study to qualify as accountants; they can receive exemptions from equivalent examination papers from the professional accounting bodies.
Postgraduate students are also to be found working in financial institutions, both public and private, in Dublin, London, New York, and elsewhere.
For further information on Postgraduate options please go to the Graduate Studies site