2018/2019

BSc (Hons) (Finance) [CK204]

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

To be admitted to the First University Examination in Finance, a student must have satisfactorily attended modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

AC1103 Financial Accounting Fundamentals (5 credits)
AC1104 Accounting for Partnerships and Companies (5 credits)
AC1105 Investment Analysis (5 credits)
AC1106 Introduction to Asset Valuation (5 credits)
AC1109 Introduction to Management Accounting 1 (5 credits)
AC1115 Introduction to Management Accounting 2 (5 credits)
EC1200 Quantitative Techniques for Economics 1 (5 credits)
EC1209 Understanding and Interpreting Data (5 credits)
EC1210 Skills for Analysing Economic Data (5 credits)
EC1211 Quantitative Techniques for Economics 2 (5 credits)
EC1213 Microeconomic Reasoning and Practice (5 credits)
EC1214 Macroeconomic Tools of Analysis (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the First University Examination in Finance within three academic years from the date of first registration for First Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the School of Business, only for very serious reasons.

No student may register for the Second Year programme of study until the First University Examination in Finance has been passed. To be admitted to the Second University Examination in Finance, a student must have satisfactorily attended modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

AC2100 International Financial Reporting 1 (5 credits)
AC2101 Consolidated Financial Statements and Reporting (5 credits)
AC2115 Introduction to Taxation (5 credits)
AC2118 Applications in Corporate Finance and Accounting (5 credits)
AC2119 Placement Plan (5 credits)
AC2121 Corporate Financial Policies (5 credits)
EC2206 Business Econometrics and Forecasting (10 credits)
EC2214 The Macroeconomic Environment in the Short Term (5 credits)
EC2215 The Macroeconomic Environment in the Long Term (5 credits)
EC2219 Microeconomics and the Individual (5 credits)
EC2220 Microeconomics and Macroeconomic Outcomes (5 credits)

Work Placement

At the end of the second year, following consultation with the Placement Officer and staff of the Departments of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems, and Economics, the class will be divided into 2 groups for the placement component of the programme (FI3001). Any student not placed will be given an equivalent assignment by a UCC Accounting and Finance or Economics staff member and will submit a research report thereon. The period of work placement for Group One will run from July-December inclusive, i.e. immediately following the Second University Examination in Finance. The work placement will be jointly monitored by a UCC academic mentor and a business mentor in the external organisation. Students will be expected to keep and submit a weekly log book for examination by the academic mentor. Upon completion of the placement, students will then spend the following January-March inclusive taking their third year taught modules and completing coursework as appropriate. Group Two will take their third year taught modules and complete coursework between October and December inclusive of their third year, and will then go on placement from January-June inclusive.

There is no provision for repeating the Work Placement module in the Autumn or in a Repeat Year. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the School only for very serious reasons. Any student who commences placement in Group One and subsequently fails at the Year Two Autumn Supplemental Examination must withdraw from the placement and re-register and complete Year Two. If Year Two is subsequently passed, either in a first or second repeat year, the student will not then enter a second period of placement but will undertake a substantial assignment in the second Semester of Year Three, as directed by the Head of Department/Module Co-ordinator. Students who fail the Work Placement will not be eligible for the award of an honours degree.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second University Examination in Finance within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the School of Business, only for very serious reasons.

No student may register for the Third Year programme of study until the Second University Examination in Finance has been passed. To be admitted to the Third University Examination in Finance, a student must have satisfactorily attended the following modules to the value of 60 credits:

AC3020 Multinational Finance (5 credits)
AC3022 Governance, Regulation and Control of Financial Organisations (5 credits)
AC3025 Case Studies in Corporate Finance (5 credits)
EC3208 Economics and Markets after the Crisis (5 credits)
EC3209 Time Series Analysis (5 credits)
EC3210 Principles of Insurance for Finance (5 credits)
EC3211 Advanced Data Analysis for Finance (5 credits)
FI3001 Placement and Research Report (20 credits)
IS3318 Introduction to Corporate Information Systems (5 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Third University Examination in Finance within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the School of Business, only for very serious reasons.

No student may register for the Fourth Year programme of study until the Third University Examination in Finance has been passed. To be admitted to the Fourth University Examination in Finance a student must have satisfactorily attended the following modules to the value of 60 credits:

AC4009 Financial Information Analysis (5 credits)
AC4010 Corporate Valuation (5 credits)
AC4119 Securities Analysis (5 credits)
EC3213 Money Credit and Banking (5 credits)
EC3214 International Finance (5 credits)
EC3215 Economics of Corporate Strategy (5 credits)
EC3216 Economics of Strategic Behaviour (5 credits)
EC3217 Finance and Capital Markets (5 credits)
EC3218 Portfolio Analysis (5 credits)

plus 15 credits from the following:
AC4007 Taxation: Income Tax and VAT (5 credits)
AC4008 Corporation Tax and Capital Gains Tax (5 credits)
AC4100
Management Accounting: Planning and Control (5 credits)
AC4101
Management Accounting: Performance and Decision Making (5 credits)
AC4205
Empirical and Behavioural Finance (5 credits)
AC4404 Entrepreneurial Finance (5 credits)
AC4405 Derivatives Valuation (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the BSc (Hons) (Finance) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the School of Business, only for very serious reasons.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc (Hons) Finance (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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