Dublin City University 

Global Business – USA


Points-   590

Requires-  Minimum of O4 or H6 in Mathematics

Number of Places – 10

Course Content-

* You experience business in a global context through studying and working in two different countries with other international students.

*  Have the option of specialising in a specific area of business in your final year.

* This degree is the only one of its type in Ireland and is a unique and exciting way to learn business. You will spend the first two years in DCU (including a work placement in Ireland) and the final two years in the USA. You will also go on a work placement while abroad. At the end of your four years of study, you will graduate with two qualifications, one from DCU and one from the USA partner institution.

* The main emphasis is on business subjects. Over the four years, you will gain an understanding of the principles of business, especially international business. On transfer to the partner institution in Year Three, the focus on international business continues and in Year Four you have the opportunity to specialise in a variety of business areas.

* Students on the USA and Canada courses, study North American history, politics and business practice, and also have the option to study a second language.

* Northeastern University, Boston, USA. Northeastern University, Boston is one of the leading universities in the United States. It has been ranked number one among those US universities which offer work placement as part of their programme.

What Will I Study?  

 YEAR ONE  Economics Accounting Law  Business Maths Digital Innovation Creativity and Enterprise Marketing Language and Culture of USA

YEAR THREE and FOUR Students spend Years Three and Four in the USA.While there, you will have the opportunity to specialise in a variety of business areas.

Future Careers- 

International Marketing  Banking  Finance  European Law European Regulation  European Affairs  International Affairs

In these areas:  Marketing  Finance  Commerce  International Management Human Resource Management

 National University of Ireland Galway

Commerce- Accounting

Points: 460

Number of places: average 30

Requires: Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level. A H4 in Accounting is also a required.


* The B Comm (Accounting) degree at NUI Galway combines a broad-based business education with the advantage of a specialist programme for those interested in a career in accounting or a related discipline.

* Global Experience:  Students have the opportunity to add an international experience dimension to their degree at the end of second year. Successful applicants will spend one semester of third year at a university studying business through English – either in Europe, North America or further afield, and a second semester in a work placement. The students will then return to NUI Galway for fourth year to complete their degree. Students can also complete an accounting internship in the summer following their second year. Students completing relevant work experience can use the internship as a module for academic credit in their final year.

Future Careers:

Graduates have had excellent success in securing employment as trainee accountants in all types of accountancy practices. The majority of students have secured graduate employment prior to completing their degree. Graduates may also find employment in financial services, taxation, public sector, banking, manufacturing and other industries.

What do I study?:

 -Year One

▶ Principles of Microeconomics/Macroeconomics                                                                         ▶ Introduction to Management Accounting/Financial Reporting                                           ▶ Information Management for Business                                                                                        ▶ Mathematics and Statistics for Business                                                                                      ▶ Business Law I                                                                                                                                      ▶ Skills for Success                                                                                                                                 ▶ Contemporary Management Thought                                                                                           ▶ Foundations of Marketing Thought

Year Two                                                                                                                                                     ▶ Inferential Statistical Methods for Business                                                                                 ▶ Applied Microeconomics for Business                                                                                           ▶ Auditing, Assurance and Governance                                                                                            ▶ Management Accounting I                                                                                                               ▶ Skills for Business                                                                                                                                ▶ International Financial Reporting II and III                                                                                ▶ Macroeconomics and the Business enviorment                                                                         ▶Business Finance I                                                                                                                                ▶ Information and Operations Management                                                                                  ▶ Business Law II

▶ Plus two optional subjects from the following: • Information Systems Management • Work and Employment Relations • Introduction to Financial Economics • The Psychology of Consumer Behaviour • Economics of Public Policy • Advanced Statistical Methods for Business • Doing Business in China – Chinese Language & Culture I

  Optional Global Experience Year ▶ One semester studying abroad in the USA or Europe ▶ One semester on work placement

Final Year ▶ Advanced Financial Accounting ▶ Management Accounting II & III ▶ Taxation I & II ▶ Business Finance II ▶ Innovation: Creativity and Enterprise ▶ Advanced Business Law  ▶ Plus four optional subjects from the following areas: • Economics • Operations/Logistics • Information Systems • Organisational & Human Resource Management • Marketing • Law • Accounting Intership

Dublin City University 

Accounting and Finance

Points: 485

Number of Places:  110

Requires:  Minimum of O4 or H6 in Mathematics


– Options to specialise in a range of areas, including accounting, finance, marketing, HR and management. – Three-year course with option for one year Masters.

-Understanding Accounting and Finance  The BA in Accounting and Finance at DCU is Ireland’s premier degree for those wishing to pursue careers as accountants and financial services professionals.

-Accounting is for logical thinkers. If you like problem solving and are interested in how businesses and organisations operate in adding value to their activities, then this is the course for you.

-Understanding Accounting and Finance  The BA in Accounting and Finance at DCU is Ireland’s premier degree for those wishing to pursue careers as accountants and financial services professionals. This is an extremely popular course, which was the first of its kind in Ireland, and continues to be highly regarded by the accounting and financial services professions.

Future Careers: 

Professional Accountant, Accounting, Financial Management, Teaching

In these areas  Professional Accountancy Practices  Industry  Commerce Financial Services  Public Service  Education

What do I study?:

Financial Accounting
Management Accounting
Accounting Maths
Law Information Systems                         
Digital Innovation,
Creativity and Enterprise.

International Accounting
Financial Accounting
Management Accounting
Quantitative Methods
Company Law
Business Ethics
Financial Management
Information Systems

Business Strategy
Management Accounting
Macroeconomic Policy

The final year also incorporates specialisation in one of the following areas:

NUI Galway

Financial Mathematics & Economics

Points- 485

Requires A H5 or O1 in Mathematics is required.

Number of Places:  average intake 30


·       The Financial Mathematics and Economics degree equips you with expertise in a range of quantitative subjects. It has a particular focus on financial economics, actuarial mathematics, numerical analysis and statistics.

·       . The degree should appeal to students who enjoy mathematics at school, but would like to apply maths to current issues in economics or financial services

·        Students have the opportunity to apply to spend one semester of third year in Asia (e.g. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology). In addition, students from this programme have been chosen in recent years participate as interns in New York under the Ireland-U.S. Council scholarship programme.s

Future Careers:

The demand from employers for well-qualified students with knowledge of how financial markets operate and how to use quantitative techniques to make informed investment decisions is substantial. Therefore, this programme has a near 100% employment record across a diverse range of sectors.  

Graduates from this programme can work primarily in financial services (e.g. JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Davy, Credit Suisse, First Derivatives), an actuary (e.g. Mercer, AON Hewitt), or as economists (e.g. Central Bank of Ireland, NTMA, ECB).                           

However, because of their strong numeracy skills, graduates have also secured employment as sports odds compilers (e.g. PaddyPower) and as accountants (e.g. Deloitte).

What do I study?:

Year One


Computer Science                                                                       


Mathematics of Finance

Statistics and Probability

Mathematical Methods I

Financial Management

Year Two

Differential Forms

Intermediate Macroeconomics


Mathematical Methods I

Intermediate Microeconomics

Linear Algebra

Introduction to Financial Economics

Computer Science

Discrete Mathematics

Modelling, Analysis and Simulation

Statistical Inference

Complex Analysis


Year Three
Applied Regression Models
Microeconomics and Public Policy
Annuities and Life Insurance
Money and Banking
Metric Spaces
Economics of Financial Markets
Macroeconomics and Public Policy
Actuarial Mathematics I
Business Finance
Mathematical Modelling

• Year Four
▶ Actuarial Mathematics II: Life Contingencies
▶ Numerical Analysis
▶ Measure Theory
▶ Final-year Project (over two semesters)
▶ Non-Linear Systems
▶ Economics of Financial Markets Seminar I:
Financial Modelling
▶ Economics of Financial Markets Seminar II:
Financial Derivatives
▶ Networks
▶ Stochastic Processes
▶ International Monetary Economics
▶ Differential Equations with Financial Derivatives








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