The monetary rewards potentially on offer makes a career in the financial services sector a very appealing prospect to those who feel they have the interest in, and aptitude for, this ever growing area of business. Financial services is the area of business most closely associated with money, value and property. Every organisation or individual utilises financial services and benefits from them and the individuals who advise and manage those activities are in line for top financial rewards.
The BA (Hons) in Financial Services is a course designed for the potential financial managers of tomorrow. It focuses upon the most dynamic aspects of financial services. Students learn about the core mechanisms and operations of financial markets and develop proficiency in the analytical techniques required for a wide variety of careers in financial services.
Ireland has seen an increase in financial services roles as employment rates have increased throughout the economic recovery, and factors such as the uncertainty around Brexit have contributed to a spike in available roles in the financial sector. Our programme is responding to skill shortages and global trends whilst seeking to optimise existing strengths so that the opportunities for graduate employment are enhanced to meet the future industry requirements. The demand for high-level financial skills, particularly in the area of risk and compliance, is expected to be driven by the continued restructuring and reform of the banking sector.
A career in the financial services sector can lead to a variety of employment opportunities at home and globally in the areas of finance, governance and risk management. Graduates from this programme in DBS mainly work in areas such as fund management, commercial banking and finance, insurance / re-insurance, professional accountancy firms and the regulatory environment. This programme provides students with a specialised education in financial services within an overall business environment. The Financial Services Sector is one of Ireland's success stories and it has recovered well from the recent economic turmoil. It is one of the largest employers of graduates. This programme also provides a basis for students wishing to pursue further academic and professional qualifications.