Regulated Investment Funds
Department of Accounting & Information Systems
Certificate in Regulated Investment Funds
What To Expect
Certificate in Regulated Investment Funds, a consortium bid between SETU and MTU, will be taught over one academic year and its aim is to enable participants to:
- Prepare investment fund financial statements and NAV calculations for a variety of fund types.
- Interpret the principles and provenance of investment fund regulation.
- Discuss the role of governance in the oversight of investment funds.
The programme will be delivered online, one evening per week. Candidates will receive practical training in Excel, Eikon and portfolio selection techniques. The programme will provide candidates with insights into some of the core elements of the operation of regulated investment funds in Ireland.
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Ireland’s South-West region is home to approximately 40 international financial services companies, employing upwards of 3500 people, with the investment fund and asset management sector undergoing huge growth (Cork Chamber, 2021). However, there is a dearth of funds education in the South West and often a lack of industry awareness among undergraduates and recent graduates. Industry partners have expressed a difficulty in attracting and retaining talent we believe that by creating this certificate as a gateway to the funds industry for recent graduates and others looking to up-skill, we will improve job readiness and enhance the attractiveness of participants to these thriving industry partners.
The minimum entry requirements for students to be accepted on the Certificate (Level 8) in Regulated Investment Funds are as follows:
a) Applicants must hold at least a Level 7 qualification in business/finance/economics/IT
b) Students holding a non-business/IT honours degree of the type listed above are eligible to apply. Applicants may be asked to attend an advising interview. These applicants will need to provide evidence that they possess numeracy and IT skills.
c) Students without a Level 7 qualification may qualify under RPL as per WIT or MTU (as appropriate) academic guidelines on RPL.
d) International students must meet the WIT or MTU (as appropriate) requirements for postgraduates in IELTS or equivalent. This programme resides in the School of Business of both institutions (this can be important when determining the appropriate English language competency criteria to apply).
Course Fee: €1,500
All part-time programmes at MTU will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.