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Waterford Institute of Technology

Waterford , Munster ,Ireland

Bachelor of Business (Honours) (Economics & Finance)

The Economics & Finance stream on the BBS (Hons) program provides students with the opportunity to specialize in Economics and Finance for the final two years of their degree, taking modules such as Financial Economics, Economic Policy Issues, and Investments. The stream provides students with skills that are hugely in demand in the marketplace and provides a great platform for postgraduate studies, with many past graduates undertaking the E&F stream of the MBS degree in WIT and several, have continued their studies and obtained a Ph.D. qualification.  The stream applies economics and finance concepts to key contemporary issues such as Brexit, Cryptocurrencies, and economic crises, and students are given the opportunity of testing theories on real-world data.

The financial services sector is the largest employer of graduates from WIT’s business school. The sector is expanding rapidly and one-third of jobs are created outside of Dublin. Graduates of the stream have successfully obtained employment in some of the largest Financial Services firms in the world such as Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citi, Bank of America, AIG, European Central Bank, OECD, PWC, and KPMG in the following areas/roles:

  • Derivatives Trader
  • Investment Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Claims Analyst
  • Relationship Banker
  • Senior Custody Administrator
  • Underwriter
  • Teaching

Campus Information

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  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

WIT’s award-winning Careers Development Centre is the main point of contact for:

  • Students and graduates, helping you explore your options, develop your employability skills and make successful job applications
  • Academic Staff, supporting you to equip your students with the skills they need to enhance their employability and succeed in their future careers
  • Employers interested in securing the recruitment of well educated, career orientated, informed graduates

The Careers Development Centre supports the Institute in providing opportunities for students and graduates to develop the skills and attributes required to manage their careers throughout their working lives.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • You should be at least 17 years of age in January of the year of entry.
  • You must have a Secondary/High School Diploma, with good grades in English and Mathematics and at least 4 other subjects, on average + 60%.
  • Some courses have special entry requirements, which you should check under the course details.

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