The MSc in Finance is a stimulating and challenging programme that provides international quality training in Economics, Finance and Econometrics. Through a combination of theoretical principles and empirical tools, the programme emphasises 'problem solving' and equips successful graduates with economic, financial, quantitative and communication skills that are highly sought by employers in the public and private sectors.
This degree is part of the Maynooth University Affiliation Program of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute
The degree is targeted at high quality students with a strong background in Economics, Finance or with strong quantitative skills. In particular, students are eligible for admission if they have obtained the equivalent of at least a 2.1 grade in:
•an honours degree in Finance or Economics, or a degree in which Finance or Economics formed a substantial component
•an honours degree in which there was a substantial quantitative component, such as Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematical Physics or Statistics
•a postgraduate conversion course such as a Higher Diploma in Finance or similar.
Applicants with a high 2.2 in an undergraduate Economics or Finance degree, but with 2.1 standard in key modules, may also be eligible and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Director.
Minimum English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 overall score or equivalent. Please visit Maynooth University International Office website for further information about English language and other requirements for international students. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU international applicants.
Students without the above qualifications may wish to apply for the two-year MSc Finance (MHH74).
National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850
The course is designed to be stimulating and challenging. Students take core modules in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics in the first semester. In the second semester, students take specialised field modules that may include Financial Risk Analysis, Advanced Derivatives, Financial Economics, International Finance, Corporate Finance, Market Microstructure, Labour Economics or International Trade. The summer term of the second year is spent completing a research thesis.
1 year Full-time
In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.
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The MScFinance could be the most important investment in your career. As financial markets become more integrated across the globe, the career prospects of our graduates have become greatly enhanced, as graduates are equipped for a wide variety of careers. Graduates of this programme have excellent employment records at home and abroad, with graduates working in most of the major financial centres of the world, e.g. New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, as well as Dublin. Recent graduates are currently enjoying careers in stockbroking, bond trading, investment strategy, portfolio fund management and investment and retail banking in the private sector. Others have taken up research positions at the Central Bank of Ireland, while some have continued to Ph.D. programmes to pursue an academic career. The diverse career paths reflect the adaptability and flexibility of our graduates.