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Financial Services (IOB)

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Financial Services (IOB)

IOB was founded in 1898 and is one of the oldest banking institutes in the world. It is a not-for-profit organisation providing education for public benefit. IOB is a centre of excellence in the provision of specialist education and lifelong learning to the financial services sector with programmes for members at every stage of their career. With a professional community of 33,600 members, 9,800 people studied with IOB last year and we have the largest continuing professional development community in Ireland with 23,800 members committed to lifelong learning.

As a recognised college of University College Dublin (UCD), the management of IOB’s education programmes is subject to the process quality assurance requirements set out in UCD’s academic regulations. IOB offers a range of UCD accredited micro-credentials, from 5 ECTS to 15 ECTS in size, and from Level 7 to Level 9 on the NFQ. Areas covered include:

  • Sustainable Finance
  • Risk, AML and Financial Crime Prevention
  • Financial Crime Prevention
  • Digital Financial Services and Data Analysis
  • Banking in a Digital Age
  • Fintech
  • Consumer Protection, Risk Culture and Ethical Behaviour in Financial Services
  • Conduct risk, culture and operational risk management
  • Personal Debt Management and Personal Insolvency
  • Personal Lending
  • Complex Financial Instruments in International Financial Services
  • International Investment Funds Services
  • Designated Persons in a Fund Management Company
  • Consumer Credit
  • Compliance
  • Data Protection
  • Financial Advice
  • Pensions and Retirement Advice
  • Retirement Planning
  • Stockbroking

You must join the IOB as a member before applying for an IOB course. (opens in a new window)Begin a three-month free trial with the IOB.

(opens in a new window)Click for more information, and to apply for IOB micro-credentials. Please note that this will bring you to the IOB website, as this is a different application process to other UCD micro-credentials.