It combines specialist knowledge, practical insight and an advanced understanding of corporate finance theory and practice. In addition to the core academic modules, students will be exposed to a variety of learning technologies to develop their skills for practice in a global business environment. The MSc in Corporate Finance is accredited by ACCA, Chartered Financial Analysts and Chartered Accountants Ireland.
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. Students learn to critically analyse and interpret how global financial markets and investment firms operate.
2. We award programme-specific scholarships to study with the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts.
3. Work placement* opportunities are available on a competitive basis.
Financial Statements Analysis; Management Accounting; Corporate Finance; Intermediate Financial Reporting; Business & Society (Ethics); Applied Portfolio Management; Advanced Financial Reporting; Advanced Corporate Finance—Asset & Equity Evaluation; Skills for Analysis & Communication; Accounting for Management Control; Derivatives & Risk Management; Global Economics; Analytical & Communications Skills Development; and Sustainable Finance & Accounting.
Summer schools in Accounting and Finance: Contemporary Global Issues. OR 12-week Work Placement* *We will secure internship opportunities, but it is at the discretion of employers as to whether they shortlist and offer a position to applicants. If a student does not secure an internship, two summer schools must be completed.
Minimum Entry Requirements
An honours bachelor's degree in either (a) Business/Commerce to include a number of quantitative subjects such as Economics or Finance or (b) a quantitative-based degree such as Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, or Physics, with a minimum 2.1 award at NFQ Level 8 (or international Economics equivalent) in (a) or (b) above. Applicants should have demonstrated strong academic ability (a 2.1 or 1.1 grade, or equivalent) in a number of quantitative modules in their degree, such as Mathematics, Statistics, or Econometrics. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.
WHEN TO APPLY: University of Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis.
ECTS weighting 90
1 year full-time.
Post Course Info
This programme is designed to equip students with a thorough theoretical grounding in the key subjects relevant to the finance industry, with an emphasis on the ability to maximse shareholder value through short-and long-term planning and the implementation of appropriate financing and investment strategies.