DN670 Economics & Finance (BSS2)

If you have a strong interest or ability in economics, maths or statistics, this programme provides everything you need for a professional career in the areas of banking and finance.

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The purpose of the BSc in Economics & Finance programme at UCD is to form graduates capable of employing advanced quantitative methods to assist and enrich the decision-making processes of firms, organizations and public bodies, as well as society at large. Due to the important role played by financial markets in modern market economies as resource allocation mechanisms, a special emphasis is placed on their functioning and on financial decision-making more broadly (Purpose).  The epistemological underpinning of the program is that the quantitative study of Economics and Finance can offer significant help in understanding complex economic and societal issues and improve decision-making in a broad range of contexts (companies, markets, public bodies, etc.). The programme is underpinned by a commitment to scientific rigour, intellectual honesty and integrity (Education and subject/discipline/professional values).  The distinctive trait of the BSc in Economics & Finance programme is its interdisciplinary nature, as it is a joint endeavour of the School of Business, School of Economics and School of Mathematics and Statistics. It therefore benefits from the diverse perspectives and commitment of all three Schools.  The programme relies on this to help graduates develop a strong analytical orientation towards decision-making and problem-solving, critical awareness of economic trends and issues, ethical and societal awareness, a penchant for intellectual creativity and innovation, a capacity to communicate persuasively and professionally and a life-long commitment to personal and professional excellence and development.  Our students have also the opportunity to participate in a range of transformative extra-curricular educational experiences, including business internships, international exchange programmes, student societies and clubs set up with the active support of UCD (e.g., the “UCD Investors and Entrepreneurs Society”, which runs a small investment fund) and case study competitions (the nature of the learning environment for students).  The programme adopts a mix of teaching and assessment methods, with an emphasis on formal lectures and tutorials enriched by laboratories (e.g., activities in the data analytics room and project work), debates, presentations, group assignments, simulations, case studies, essays, consulting reports. A range of courses, including modules in multivariate statistics and two econometrics modules, develop skills and competences necessary to carry out research. These are then applied across a broad range of courses, especially in final year, which introduce students to the current research agenda in Economics and Finance. Students are exposed to faculty, national and international, with a range of different perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds (key approaches to teaching, learning and assessment).
1 - Understand and explain core economic theory, with special emphasis on financial economics, to be able to evaluate its range of applicability and limits (PG1).
2 - Use the range of quantitative methods related to economic theory and financial economics and to apply the knowledge referred to under the latter to assist the decision-making processes of businesses and other organisations (PG1).
3 - Obtain and appropriately use pertinent financial and economic information, using specialist software to process it and to perform financial calculations (PG1).
4 - Apply economic theory, with special emphasis on financial economics, and critically use it to assist and lead decision making in a wide range of business and institutional settings and environments (PG2).
5 - Be familiar with current research, through the completion of advanced modules, to the point of being able to follow and contribute to the development of economic thinking over time (PG2).
6 - Discuss and analyse policies at different levels and in different settings, identifying with intellectual honesty and scientific integrity the possible implications for interested stakeholders (e.g., markets, investors, consumers, employees) (PG2).
7 - Ability to deploy innovative and creative approaches to unfamiliar problems in dynamic contexts (PG3).
8 - Deploy and hone over time project planning, management and teamwork skills appropriate to a professional environment, developed through individual and group activities (PG3).
9 - Explore a particular economic / financial topic or issue and present the results of the analysis in a clear and informative way using appropriate media (PG4).
10 - Appreciate ethical standards in place and contribute to the debate on their evolution over time, being aware of their responsibility as active global citizens (PG4).
11 - Present on a current topic of interest to key stakeholders, with the confidence to take responsibility for assisting decision-making and to shape thinking (PG4).
If you have a strong interest or ability in maths, statistics or economics, this programme provides everything you need for a professional career in the areas of banking and finance.

The BSc (Economics & Finance) degree introduces you to the mathematical and statistical techniques used in both economics and finance; it offers a wide range of modules developing both the theoretical and the applied aspects of each area. The subject areas share a common thread with the fields of quantitative methods, microeconomics and international monetary and finance theory.
STAGE 1
Stage 1 of the BSc (Economics & Finance) programme concentrates on developing your knowledge and understanding of the basic subjects and principles underlying economics and finance.

STAGES 2 & 3
During these stages you will focus on areas such as taxation, financial economics, industrial organisation and international financial management.

In Stage 3, you will be able to pick from a number of options so that you can specialise in the subjects that interest you most.

This highly regarded degree offers you exceptionally good prospects in banking and financial services. Future employment or study options may include:




  • Analytics or risk analysis

  • Stock brokering

  • Fund management

  • Investment banking

  • Insurance

  • Corporate finance

  • Economics


Programme Office,
UCD Quinn School of Business
Belfield,
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 716 4787
Email: quinnschool@ucd.ie
Web:www.ucd.ie/quinnschool

Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
     
ACC10730 Business in Society Autumn

5

ECON10770 Introduction to Economics Autumn

5

FIN10670 Introduction to Finance Autumn

5

MATH10120 Linear Algebra with Applications to Economics Autumn

5

MATH10130 Introduction to Analysis for Economics and Finance Autumn

5

MIS10060 Introduction to Business Analytics Autumn

5

ACC10040 Financial Accounting 1 Spring

5

ACM10100 Differential & Difference Equations: Applications to Econ & Fin Spring

5

ECON10020 Principles of Macroeconomics Spring

5

MATH10140 Advanced Calculus for Economics and Finance Spring

5

STAT10060 Statistical Modelling Spring

5

Stage 1 Core Modules
     
Stage 1 Options - A)MIN0OF:
SPRING: You may choose an Option module from the list below as your Elective Module(s). General Elective modules can also be chosen on the Electives tab.Do not choose any modules from the list below this Autumn Trimester. Students may choose to take an elective or an additonal option module in the Spring.
     
BMGT10140 Business Plan Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT20050 International Management Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT20080 Service Learning Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT10130 Mastering University Learning - a skill based approach Spring

5

BMGT10150 Project Management Spring

5

BMGT20100 Developing Future Leaders Spring

5

BMGT20130 Managing Business Ethics Spring

5

BMGT20180 Wellbeing and Work Spring

5

BMGT20190 Introduction to Negotiations Spring

5

MIS10040 Web Design and Analytics Spring

5

Stage 1 Options - A)MIN0OF:
SPRING: You may choose an Option module from the list below as your Elective Module(s). General Elective modules can also be chosen on the Electives tab.Do not choose any modules from the list below this Autumn Trimester. Students may choose to take an elective or an additonal option module in the Spring.
     
Stage 2 Core Modules
     
ECON20200 Int Microeconomics (ECON&FIN) Autumn

5

FIN20050 Corporate Finance Autumn

5

MIS20080 Introduction to Programming Autumn

5

STAT20110 Probability Theory Autumn

5

ECON30130 Econometrics: Applying Statistics to Economic Data Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

ECON20020 Intermediate Macroeconomics Spring

5

ECON20100 Game Theory Spring

5

MATH20070 Optimization in Finance Spring

5

MATH20180 Foundations for Financial Mathematics Spring

5

STAT20100 Inferential Statistics Spring

5

Stage 2 Core Modules
     
Stage 2 Options - A)MIN0OF:
You may choose an Option module from the list below as your Elective Module(s). General Elective modules can also be chosen on the Electives tab.
     
ACC20010 Financial Accounting 2 Autumn

5

ACC30010 Tax in Society Autumn

5

BMGT20110 Family Business Autumn

5

ECON20060 Irish Economy Autumn

5

LAW10400 Business Law 1: Transactions, Negotiations and Organisations Autumn

5

MIS20100 Cybersecurity in Society Autumn

5

MKT20020 Marketing: Firms, Customers & Society Autumn

5

ACC20020 Management Accounting Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT10140 Business Plan Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT20050 International Management Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT20080 Service Learning Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT10150 Project Management Spring

5

BMGT20100 Developing Future Leaders Spring

5

BMGT20130 Managing Business Ethics Spring

5

BMGT20140 Global Business Spring

5

BMGT20150 Global Operations & SCM Spring

5

BMGT20160 Business and Social Enterprise Spring

5

BMGT20180 Wellbeing and Work Spring

5

BMGT20190 Introduction to Negotiations Spring

5

FIN30100 Investment and Portfolio Management Spring

5

HRM20020 Employment Relations Spring

5

MIS10040 Web Design and Analytics Spring

5

MIS20060 Money in the Digital Society Spring

5

MIS20090 Design Thinking Spring

5

MIS29060 Augmented Reality (AR) in Business Spring

5

MIS29080 Game Design and Gamification Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - A)MIN0OF:
You may choose an Option module from the list below as your Elective Module(s). General Elective modules can also be chosen on the Electives tab.
     
Stage 3 Core Modules
     
ECON30290 Advanced Microeconomics Autumn

5

FIN30150 Financial Economics I Autumn

5

FIN30200 Econometrics of Financial Mark Autumn

5

FIN30160 Financial Economics II Spring

5

FIN30240 Applied Portfolio & Risk Mangt Spring

5

FIN30290 Recent Research Topics in Finance Spring

5

Stage 3 Core Modules
     
Stage 3 Options - A)MIN0OF:
You may choose an Option module from the list below as your Elective Module(s). General Elective modules can also be chosen on the Electives tab.
     
ACC20010 Financial Accounting 2 Autumn

5

ACC30030 Cost Management Autumn

5

ACC30050 Corporate Governance, Company Law and Labour Law Autumn

5

BMGT20110 Family Business Autumn

5

BMGT30100 Leadership and Change Management Autumn

5

BMGT30330 Governing the Int.Business Env Autumn

5

BMGT30430 Business and Global Development Autumn

5

ECON30100 The Economics of Health and Health Policy Autumn

5

ECON30180 Industrial Economics: Economics of Business Strategy Autumn

5

ECON30270 Behavioural Economics and Public Policy Autumn

5

ECON30360 Labour Economics Autumn

5

ECON30400 Political Economy Autumn

5

ECON30410 Development Economics Autumn

5

FIN30030 International Financial Management Autumn

5

FIN30170 Corporate Financial Management Autumn

5

FIN30190 Behavioural Finance Autumn

5

FIN30220 Green Ventures Autumn

5

FIN30520 Machine Learning in Finance Autumn

5

HRM30020 European IR and HRM Autumn

5

HRM30070 HRM in Multinationals Autumn

5

HRM30120 People at Work Autumn

5

LAW10400 Business Law 1: Transactions, Negotiations and Organisations Autumn

5

MIS20100 Cybersecurity in Society Autumn

5

MIS30040 Analytics Modelling Autumn

5

MKT20020 Marketing: Firms, Customers & Society Autumn

5

MKT30040 Consumer & Buyer Behaviour Autumn

5

MKT30060 Strategic Market Management Autumn

5

MKT30150 Responsible Marketing Autumn

5

MKT30170 Brand Management Autumn

5

ACC20020 Management Accounting Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT10140 Business Plan Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT20050 International Management Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT20080 Service Learning Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT30440 Managing in a Cross-Cultural Environment Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

ECON30150 International Money and Banking Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

MKT30140 Marketing Negotiations Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

ACC20040 Business, Media & Corporate Communications Spring

5

ACC30020 Financial Accounting 3 Spring

5

ACC30060 Financial Statement Analysis Spring

5

ACC30070 Business & Personal Taxes Spring

5

BMGT10150 Project Management Spring

5

BMGT20100 Developing Future Leaders Spring

5

BMGT20130 Managing Business Ethics Spring

5

BMGT20140 Global Business Spring

5

BMGT20150 Global Operations & SCM Spring

5

BMGT20160 Business and Social Enterprise Spring

5

BMGT20180 Wellbeing and Work Spring

5

BMGT20190 Introduction to Negotiations Spring

5

BMGT30090 Entrepreneurship in Action Spring

5

BMGT30130 Global Industry Analysis Spring

5

BMGT30210 Managing Service Operations Spring

5

BMGT30220 Supply Chain Management Spring

5

BMGT30290 Applied International Business Project Spring

5

BMGT30320 EU Policy in Business Spring

5

BMGT30340 New Venture Creation & Develop Spring

5

BMGT30350 Org.Knowledge,Creativity&Innov Spring

5

BMGT30450 Groups and Teams Spring

5

ECON30120 Advanced Macroeconomics Spring

5

ECON30160 International Trade Economics Spring

5

ECON30170 Financial Economics: Asset Pricing Spring

5

ECON30190 Public Economics: Government Spending, Taxation and Public Choice Spring

5

ECON30390 Experimental Economics Spring

5

ECON30420 Advanced Econometrics Spring

5

ECON30430 Economics of International Fin Spring

5

FIN30090 Treasury and Risk Management Spring

5

FIN30100 Investment and Portfolio Management Spring

5

FIN30270 Advanced Risk Management Spring

5

HRM20020 Employment Relations Spring

5

HRM30010 Human Resource Management Spring

5

HRM30060 Managing Diversity Spring

5

HRM30100 International HRM Spring

5

MIS10040 Web Design and Analytics Spring

5

MIS20060 Money in the Digital Society Spring

5

MIS20090 Design Thinking Spring

5

MIS29060 Augmented Reality (AR) in Business Spring

5

MIS29080 Game Design and Gamification Spring

5

MIS30010 Decision Analytics Spring

5

MIS30150 Strategic Decision Making in the Digital World Spring

5

MKT30080 Global Marketing Spring

5

MKT30090 Marketing Communications Spring

5

MKT30120 Digital Marketing Spring

5

Stage 3 Options - A)MIN0OF:
You may choose an Option module from the list below as your Elective Module(s). General Elective modules can also be chosen on the Electives tab.
     
Stage 3 Options - Subject / Streams
     
Mathematics and Statistics

Economics

Finance


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