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Data Protection Notice

About this data protection notice

This is a statement of the practices of The Institute of Bankers in Ireland, 1 North Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1 (trading as IOB) (‘the Institute’, ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’) in connection with the capture of personal data on this webform and the steps taken by the Institute to respect your privacy.

The Institute is a Data Controller and is committed to protecting your rights and any personal information which you provide to the Institute will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with Irish and European Data Protection legislation.

The privacy notice explains the following:
  • What information do we collect about you?
  • The purpose for collecting your personal data
  • The legal bases for collecting your personal data
  • Are you required to provide the information?
  • How we store and secure personal data?
  • Details of third parties with whom we share personal data
  • What are your rights?
What information do we collect about you?

The data we collect from you will be used by the Institute only in accordance with the purposes outlined in this privacy notice. We will collect your data via webform on

The data collected in this webform will be shared with the following areas of the Institute:

  • Programme Management Department
  • Marketing Department
  • Lifelong Learning Department
The purpose for collecting your data

The data we collect about you will be used for:

  • providing information on the programme(s) for which you have completed an expression of interest webform;
  • notifying you of promotional events related to this designation(s) or programme(s) e.g. Programme Taster Lectures, IOB Open Evening; and
  • advising you of upcoming application and registration closing dates for this designation(s) or programme(s)
The legal basis for collecting your data

For the purposes outlined in this privacy notice your personal data will be processed on the basis of Explicit Consent.

By submitting this webform, you confirm that you are providing your informed consent to the processing of your data as outlined here.

Are you required to provide the information?

We require you to complete the mandatory fields identified in this webform for the purposes outlined above. If you do not provide us with the information required in these fields, we may be unable to process this Expression of Interest form.

How we store and secure your data

Any data we collect from you will be stored confidentially and securely. The Institute is committed to ensuring all accesses to, uses of, and processing of Institute data is performed in a secure manner.

In keeping with the data protection principles, we will only store your data for as long as is necessary to provide our services to you and for such a period of time after this as is necessary to comply with our obligations under applicable law and, if relevant, to deal with any claim or dispute that may arise in connection with our relationship with you.

For the purposes described here we will store your data for one calendar year from the date you submit the webform. Before the end of this calendar year, we may contact you to ask if you wish to re-confirm your consent to the storing and processing of your data for the purposes outlined above.

When we store your personal data on our systems the data will be stored on the Institute’s secure I.T. platforms within the EEA which are also subject to European data protection requirements.

Details of third parties with whom we share personal data

The Institute will share your data with third parties where necessary for purposes of the processing outlined here.

We will share your information with our service providers (e.g. printers, I.T. support, auditors, legal advisors, and other professional advisors).

We may also disclose your information where required by law to do so.

Your information will not be shared with any other third parties.

When we share your data with the third parties outlined here the Institute will ensure that the data is only processed according to our specific instructions and that the same standards of confidentiality and security are maintained. Once the processing of the data is complete any third parties with whom data was shared will be required to return the data to the Institute save where they are required to retain it by law.

What are your rights?

You have the following rights, in certain circumstances and subject to applicable exemptions:

  • You are entitled to ask for a copy of the personal data, which IOB holds about you.
  • The right to have any inaccuracies in your personal data amended.
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data.
  • The right to have the personal data that we hold about you erased.
  • The right to restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • The right to receive your personal data, which you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to require us to transmit that data to another controller.
  • You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

If you have any queries relating to the processing of your personal data for the purposes outlined above or you wish to make a request in relation to your rights, you can contact the Institute’s Data Protection Officer using the contact details below.

If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal data has been processed, you may in the first instance contact the Institute’s Data Protection Officer using the contact details below.

IOB has a Data Protection Officer who can be contacted through [email protected] or by writing to:

The Data Protection Officer, IOB, IFSC, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1.

If you remain dissatisfied then you have the right to apply directly to the Data Protection Commission for a decision. The Data Protection Commission can be contacted at:

Data Protection Commission
Canal House
Station Road
R32 AP23 Co. Laois

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Terms and conditions

Trimester start date

04 October 2021

Closing date

13 September 2021

Level 9 Key Dates

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Key Dates

Trimester start date

04 October 2021

Closing date

13 September 2021

Level 9 Key Dates

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Data and Analytics in Financial Services

Digital and Innovation
Key Dates

Who is this programme for?

This programme is relevant to all areas of the financial services sector, in particular international financial services, fund management and all areas of banking. Learners will be at managerial and leadership level or aspiring to a leadership role.

How you will benefit

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Describe and explain the challenges and opportunities provided by integrating data and advanced analytics in the provision and management of financial services

  • Examine current practice pertaining to data and analytics in a financial services enterprise or unit and recommend enhancements in design and skills base to ensure the unit provides a competitive service

  • Analyse the impact of a data driven culture and the business drivers in facilitating effective use of data and analytics tools and processes in financial services

  • Identify the key features of and evaluate the procedures / new technologies within an organisation which assists and empowers its personnel / business units as they learn to use data and analytics in their everyday work

  • Communicate clearly (using appropriate media) to pertinent stakeholders the impact of data and analytics on financial services and products design and delivery

  • Critically reflect on your professional role and contribution to financial organisations in the context of the application of data and analytics technologies and systems in financial services (and related sectors) and the implications arising from such developments.

Continuous Professional Development

If you hold an IOB designation or a designation managed by IOB, CPD hours may be awarded on successful completion of this programme.




100% Continuous Assessment.


When you successfully complete this programme you will be awarded a Professional Diploma in Data and Analytics in Financial Services from UCD.

This is a level 9 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications.


€1,760 per module

Contact us

Sinéad O'Reilly - Programme Manager

[email protected]

Entry Requirements

Students seeking admission to the MSc Pathway or its constituent programmes must possess:

a) An Honours degree (second class honours grade 2 award or higher)  OR

b) Admission many also be considered for experienced professionals who do not meet the admission requirements as set out above, where they can demonstrate knowledge through their work i.e. they have more than 5 years’ experience in a management role (to be considered on a case by case basis).

Professional Body Membership

You must be a current member of IOB, or become a member, to undertake this programme.

Modules and learning outcomes

Strategy and Culture in a Data and Analytics Environment

(NFQ Level 9, 10 ECTS)

The data and analytics environment

Business and technology trends in data and analytics. The business value of data and analytics today. Regulatory environment and considerations. Data and analytics leadership.

Building a data and analytics strategy

Aligning data and analytics with enterprise strategies. Vision setting. Strategic frameworks for data and analytics. Opportunity mapping. Use cases in leveraging data and analytics. Aligning enterprise goals through data and analytics.

The data and analytics mindset

Engaging the C-Suite. Analytical acumen. Learning and education for data and analytics. Building data-drive decision making across the enterprise. Data tools and visualisation. Managing day-to-day - integrity, dictionaries and longevity.

Talent and Assets Management

(NFQ Level 9, 10 ECTS)

Best Practices in Data Management

Data management best practice. Data foundations. Data architecture. Data democratisation. Harnessing and filtering big data (structured/unstructured) New and emerging pillars in data management and architecture.

Data and Analytics Architecture and Technologies

Data storage and distribution. Data translation and quality. Data virtualisation. Data integration. Data processing. Data streaming. Knowledge discovery tools. Business Intelligence (BI). Predictive analysis. Cognitive (e.g. deep learning).

Managing Risk - Data & Analytics

Data governance. Data quality. Data longevity. Managing bias in decision making. Evaluating risk in data and analytics. Risk mitigation - software, hardware, data, operations, people, customer, and brand.

Driving Business Outcomes

(NFQ Level 9, 10 ECTS)

Leveraging Data & Analytics – Skills, Methods and Tools

Building the data and analytics team. Data analytics operating model. Interpretation and problem solving. Tooling and workplace. Learning and education for data and analytics.

Driving Business Outcomes

The application of 360 degree data and analytics. Aligning business strategy with data and analytics. Driving data and analytics business results. Framing questions and problem statements. The importance and limitations of data and analytics.

Future developments in Data & Analytics

Technology trends in data and analytics. Technology strategies and how they impact data and analytics. The importance and limitations of data, analytics, and modern technologies.