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Diploma in Business and Financial Economics


Programme Description

The Diploma in Business and Financial Economics programme is available only to students of Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU) with which UCC has a bilateral agreement under Statute 263 of the National University of Ireland. Having studied for three years at BTBU, students will study for one year at University College Cork, taking the programme to a value of 60 credits as outlined below.

Programme Calendar

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Explain and communicate to various stakeholders how businesses operate in an international environment.
  • Evaluate and communicate the organisation of business activities and practices.
  • Interpret and analyse business reporting and information in the media.
  • Conduct, analyse and interpret economic surveys in business.
  • Effectively utilise economic theories, concepts, models, and frameworks as apparatus of thought for decision – making in business.
  • Know the place and specifics of today’s contemporary financial market integrating into a global economy.
  • Know how to work responsibly, thoroughly, independently and quickly and to organise your work so as to be able to effectively collaborate with colleagues and other business stakeholders.
  • Communicate your thinking, ideas, and analysis of business and economic matters through writing reports, preparing and making presentations, and engaging in public deliberations.
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Year 1

For full programme requirements, please refer to the University College Cork Academic Calendar here

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Entry Requirements

To be admitted students will normally be required to: 

  • successfully complete and pass credits equivalent to three full academic years' study of their degree programme at BTBU; and 
  • satisfy English language proficiency requirements as set out by University College Cork for non-EU students.
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