Bachelor of Business in Finance and Investment

Next Intake September 2021

What’s it all about?

Financial Services is one of the most vibrant sectors in the Irish economy. With over 35,000 people employed in the sector, there is an ongoing shortage of suitably skilled employees. This programme prepares the graduate for a variety of roles throughout the sector in funds, insurance, banking and accounting.

What you will study?

Over four years students will study the following core subjects: Financial Services, Maths, Insurance, Financial Reporting, Information Technology, Economics, Law, Management, Compliance, Management Accounting, Financial Markets, Personal Finance, Investment Funds, Selling Financial Products, Financial Modelling, Managing People, Risk Management, Investments, Corporate Financial Management. Students may also elect to study some of the following: Marketing, Languages, Politics, Organisational Behaviour, Financial Management, Taxation.

Students will also undertake a work placement in third year, or may study abroad for one semester in one of our European partner institutes.

Note the final list of modules is subject to a validation panel visit.

Work Placement:

Employers value candidates who have previous work experience and the Bachelor of Business in Finance & Investment offers the student a four month placement in the Financial Services industry. IT Sligo has a strong

reputation with employers and our students compare favourably with other placement candidates.


The proposed programme will afford students the opportunity to achieve 2 exemptions from the Chartered Accountants Proficiency 1 (CAP 1) examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland, as well as exemptions for

Insurance Institute of Ireland examinations.



Business SG 149 Honours Degree Abinitio

*New Common Points Scale

The new Leaving Certificate Common Points Scale from 2017 is not directly comparable with the scale that was in existence from 1992 to 2016.

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Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

Minimum Leaving Certificate 
Six Passes, to include:
Maths (Incl. HE & F.Lev. Min B2)
English or Irish
At least Two HC3's or Better


Career Opportunities

Bachelor of Business in Finance & Investment graduates can expect to fill financial services roles in the following areas:-

· Funds Industry: Fund Administration, Fund Analysis, Compliance, Trading, Trainee Fund Accountant

· Banking: Credit Analyst, Payments Administrator, Compliance, Dealer, Cash Management, Administration

· Insurance: Underwriting, Claims Handler, Loss Adjusting,Accounts Handler, Business Development

· Accounting: Trainee accountant (any industry)

· Teaching: Opportunities also exists in teaching (H Dip required), lecturing (Masters required) or in management

What are my further study opportunities?

Graduates can; progress to continue their studies at masters level; pursue professional accounting examinations; undertake further professional studies within the financial services arena.

What subjects will I study?

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Semester 7

Semester 8

[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.

Who do I contact?