Students of Frankfurt School of Finance & Managements‘ Bachelor in Finance & Management (B.A.) are spending their international module at the Institute of Banking in Dublin this year. The institute is part of Ireland’s biggest university, University College Dublin. Around 200 students, all in their 6th semester at Frankfurt School, will visit the institute in four groups in July and August 2016.
For a week the students deal with current finance topics. They analyse the impact of the financial crisis on Ireland, the measures taken by the country in recent years and Ireland’s position within the European Union. Other issues discussed are risk management, innovation management and the challenges of digitisation for the financial service industry. On top of the workshops and discussions with professors of the Institute of Banking, industry visits at the Irish Central Bank, the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland, Deutsche Bank and Citibank are on the student’s agenda. The social programme includes a sightseeing tour through Dublin as well as a visit to Guinness brewery.
“With the Bachelor of Arts, students can complement their vocational training at a bank with an practical academic programme”, says Professor Dr Udo Steffens, President of Frankfurt School. “The international module is a great opportunity for our students to gain a new perspective on the European finance landscape at one of our renowned partner universities.”