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FinTech – Finance for the future
(Business Studies)

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INTRODUCTION:

If you are interested in learning about a range of technological interventions into personal and commercial finance, then this is the course for you. One third of consumers use at least one or two fintech services as these opportunities become part of our daily lives. Everything from smartphone money transfer to bitcoin belongs under the fintech umbrella and this is your chance to learn about business in this way. Students participate in site visits and Institute events.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4.
  • Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement.
  • CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English.
  • All applicants will undergo a processing stage during which further information will be gathered in relation to their application. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory completion of the processing stage.

DURATION:

September to May.

FEES:

€300 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €50). See fees & payment for details.

Fees status currently being updated for 2024/2024.

CERTIFICATION

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102).
  • QQI Component Maths (5N1833) – available as an option in the evening for learners needing Maths for progression).

COURSE CONTENT

Business Administration Skills - 5N1610 

Examine a range of recruitment options for selecting and appointing staff and current employment rights legislation. Maintain a range of documents pertaining to HR management and employees  including employment contracts, attendance records etc. Explore sources of finance for a business including cash-flow. Examine different types of meetings held and complete a range of documentation necessary for the effective function of a meeting. Explain the role of quality systems.

 

Applied Economics - 5N1350

Analyse the role of the key players in the Irish economy such as government, industry and consumers. Identify a range of barriers to free trade. Calculate national income from given data using each of the main measures. Analyse the impact of a variety of changes in supply, demand and market equilibrium.

Financial Services - 5N1383

 

Customer Service - 5N0972

 

Work Experience - 5N1356

Plan, prepare and reflect on work placement. Job finding strategies, CV and personal statement preparation, interview skills. Practise employability skills with a view to future planning. 

Spreadsheet Methods - 5N1977

Produce a spreadsheet that meets a simple design specification and is fit for purpose. Learn a range of spreadsheet features such as data and cell formatting techniques, conditional IF statements, financial, date and time functions. Generate a variety of types of graphs from spreadsheet data. Automate routine multi-step tasks through the creation, execution and management of simple macros. 

Funds Administration - 5N1387

 

Mobile Technologies - 5N0580

Learn about mobile technologies and how to build mobile apps taking functionality and the user interface into account and how to install, configure and deploy an app.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING / WORKSHOPS

  • Digital Presentation
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Digital Marketing (online)
  • Data Protection (online)

WORK PLACEMENT / EXPERIENCE

Students will undertake a block work placement of two weeks in a business/financial setting.  Work placement is a highly valued component of the student experience here at the college. An excellent opportunity for you to gain insight into the world of work. Students are encouraged to source their own Work Placement but you will be supported by the Work Placement team should you need assistance to do this.

EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

Some of our popular progression opportunites include:

  • UCC: CK201 Commerce L8, CK203 Business Information Systems L8, CK212 Applied Economics L8, CK213 Food Marketing & Entrepreneurship L8.
  • MTU: MT550 Business L7 (Cork), MT551 Business Technology & Communication L7 (Cork).

Excellent progression opportunities to other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with MTU Cork (CCPS), MTU Kerry and SETU (Waterford & Carlow) for preferential entry for students of Morrison’s Island locations.

Go to our progressions database for exact requirements on progressions for this course.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Financial Services administration, customer service administration, financial advice office administration, back office financial administration, credit union administration.

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