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BSc Economics and Finance

Course Overview

Recognised as one of the premier degrees in its field in Ireland and internationally, the BSc Business and Economics equips students with outstanding expertise in quantitative methods, analytical skills and a rigorous preparation in economics and finance.

If you have a strong interest or ability in economics, maths and statistics, this degree provides everything you need for a future career in the areas of financial economics, banking and finance.

The skills that the course develops are valuable on their own in many careers and provide the essential background for learning Economics and Finance.

Quick Facts

3 Years (4 with Internship)



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CAO Points 2023



Why Quinn?

The Quinn Experience

The UCD Quinn School is a progressive and engaging environment, which places a strong emphasis on independent thought. The experience of studying here is like no other.  You will work with the best business students from around the world. You will meet some of the world’s leading employers and interact with leading research-active lecturers. 

Our focus is not only on providing education, but also on the skills necessary to succeed in the working world. Our School is a community-focused epicentre on the UCD campus for our students, and a space purpose-built for business education, formal and informal connecting, collaborating and continuous development.

At the heart of UCD Quinn School, is the exciting UCD Moore Centre for Business – a fresh canvas of  active learning classrooms, digital collaboration spaces, a showcase auditorium, and extensive co-working zones providing the ideal setting to collaborate, experiment, and learn by doing. The UCD Moore Centre for Business was opened in 2019 following a €19 million investment.  


The Quinn Experience

Brian Liston interned in Skype as part of his course here in UCD. Brian is now an angel investor in Silicon Valley.

Shantnu Teotea is an Indian student who decided to travel to UCD to study this programme.

Patrick Flanagan shares his experience of studying Economics and Finance at UCD

Saanvi Vashisht, Student

“The best parts about UCD are the various scholarships it offers, the constant efforts put in by the professors and most importantly the sense of community it provides.

Moreover, my course, BSc Economics and  Finance, is one of the most diverse courses  with its modules ranging from Statistics to Accounting which helped me get a deeper understanding of various subjects and how  they are applicable in the real world. I would definitely recommend this course especially because of the internship opportunities it offers.”

Katelyn O'Hara, Securities Division at Goldman Sachs

“Reflecting back on my time in Economics and Finance and the past year spent in my current role, I believe that Economics and Finance well equipped me to start my career path.  The technical skills in mathematics, statistics, finance and economics taught coupled with the problem-solving and communication skills established in group projects and class presentations over the course of the degree are highly relevant to the job market today. In particular, understanding the global markets and learning coding languages for business intelligence enabled me to make commercially relevant enhancements in my current role."

Brian Liston, Co- Founder at Seed CX

“The programme was hugely beneficial in bridging the gap between academic under- standing and the work I’ll be doing in the future. Overall it has pushed me to become more experienced, more focused, more skilled and generally more employable. Without a doubt, the ten months I spent with the Skype finance team was one of the most beneficial periods of learning and development I have undergone, one which I would highly recommend to anybody interested in expanding their knowledge, their network or their experience.”

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