Corporate Finance

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.

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.

Subjects taught

Indicative Modules
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.

Entry requirements

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.

Application dates

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.

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Career Opportunities
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.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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