Finance (International Life Insurance)
|◊||Award:||Continuing Professional Development Diploma|
|◊||Duration:||6 months parttime|
|◊||Location:||DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2|
|◊||Timetable:||Monday & Tuesday evenings. Attendance on two Fridays evenings / Saturday mornings is required.|
Full fee (€4,031).
A substantial discount is available to Summit Finuas Network members. Fee for these applicants is €2,450
|◊||Fees (2013/14):||To be announced August 2013|
|◊||Post your application form to ...||Dr. Joseph Couglan, Head of School of Accounting & Finance, College of Business, DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2|
|◊||Application Closing Date:||Tuesday, 31st October 2013|
|◊||Any queries?||Dr. Joseph Coughlan E: email@example.com T: +353 1 402 7068|
The Government had identified the growth potential of the international financial services sector and recognised that Ireland had the capacity to develop the international life insurance industry because of its well developed financial infrastructure, a sophisticated internal and international communications system and a young and highly educated population. Despite some fall off in recent years linked to the international economy the international life insurance industry operating in Ireland is vibrant and has been identified as an area for growth.
Graduates who apply for this programme should be working in the financial services industry or in a related field (accounting, compliance, law, listing or regulation) and have a minimum of three years relevant work experience. Normally a qualification equivalent to a Higher Certificate in Business (Level 6 on the National Qualifications Framework) is required. Interviews may be used as part of the admission criteria when the potential participant does not fully meet all the criteria.
The model of learning in the programme is a balance between taught modules and industry-related project work, with individual learning related both to the taught components and the teamwork components. The programme is comprised of ten taught modules and a group project. The list of taught modules is as follows:
|Introduction to International Life Insurance||Core|
|Marketing International Life Products||Core|
|Financial Aspects of International Life Insurance||Core|
|Distribution Channels for International Life Insurance||Core|
|Regulatory Framework for International Life Insurance||Core|
|Project Team Management||Core|
|Business Research Skills||Core|
|Management and Organisation Behaviour||Core|
|UK Market Overview Seminar||Option|
|EU Market Overview Seminar||Option|
|Scandinavian Market Overview Seminar||Option|
|Spain & France Market Overview Semina||Option|
|Italian Market Overview Seminar||Option|
|Eastern Europe Market Overview Seminar||Option|
Participants are required to complete two optional modules of their choice but they may attend all of them.
As a capstone module, the group project is an opportunity to apply the knowledge from the module to a specific industry. Previous projects have focused on the opportunities for international life insurance in different jurisdictions.
How to apply / enrol
Contact Dr. Joseph Coughlan
Examinations / assessments
The programme is delivered in DIT at our Aungier Street campus by a mixture of academics and industry professionals, thus ensuring that participants have both an academic and practitioner perspective on the securitisation industry. There is great opportunity for peer learning also with previous participants from the major international life insurance industry in Ireland. All modules are assessed by project work relevant to the industry. There are no formal examinations.