Finance

Course Description
The MSc in Finance has been designed in consultation with industry to provide candidates with the advanced analytical, statistical and financial skills for decision-making within the modern and dynamic financial services sector. Graduates will be accomplished in the application of advanced quantitative tools and financial models and techniques within a range of business and financial settings. In particular, the course will provide graduates with the techniques and applied knowledge necessary to select, analyse and utilise advanced financial concepts within the setting of investment management and capital markets. The learning environment for the course is practical and applied in nature and on completion graduates will be able to think independently, make informed and effective decisions and proactively troubleshoot financial and technical business problems. Graduates from the MSc in Finance will be able to apply advanced research skills and critically evaluate seminal, as well as contemporary literature, paradigms and concepts which underpin the operation of international capital markets and the investment management process.

Who is the course for?
The course is for those wishing to embark on a career in investment management or individuals in all areas of financial management who wish to progress their career.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a level 8 honours degree (min 2.2) in finance or a cognate field of study.

The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a written application and/or interview.

Laptop Requirement
All students applying to NCI must have access to a laptop that will allow them to attend classes online and, where relevant, to participate in on-campus learning. Some students may be able to avail of the Student Laptop Loan Scheme, subject to eligibility.

Subjects taught

Stage 1:
• Economics
• Quantitative Methods in Finance
• Financial Statement Analysis
• Asset Valuation
• Quantitative Analysis in Finance
• Corporate Finance

Stage 2:
• Portfolio Management
• Derivatives and Risk Management
• Applied Security Analysis
• Ethics and Governance
• Financial Regulation
• Capstone Seminar Series
• Dissertation
• Financial and Quantitative Modeling
OR
• Strategic Management and the Global Environment

Note that all modules count towards the final award classification.

Duration

Part-time Schedule:
2 years; 2 semesters of 13 weeks each per year.

Delivery
Blended (Online with some face-to face classes).

Indicative Schedule:
Tuesday and Thursday evenings 18.00 - 22.00 and some Saturdays.

Full-time Schedule:
Indicative Schedule:
Students need to be available 09.00-17.00 Monday – Friday.

Full-time students may also be required to attend classes after 5pm. (Class days and times vary).

September Starts:
1 year taught plus a final dissertation: 2 semesters (September-December and January-May) Dissertation due in August.

January Starts:
(where available and subject to numbers) 1 year taught plus a final dissertation: 2 semesters (January-May and September-December) Dissertation due in May the following year.

Fees

Part-time Fees €4,475 per annum (€8,950 total fee) (Fees revised annually)

Full-time Fees €8,950 total fee (Fees revised annually).

You can spread the cost of this course with a direct debit plan.

International Students' Fees
The fee for this course for international students is €15,000.

Find out more about studying here as an international student.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 15/09/2020

Post Course Info

Award and Progression
The Master of Science in Finance is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to taught doctoral courses at level 10 on the NFQ.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime,Weekend,Blended

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