Financial Services

The MSc in Financial Services was designed to equip students with the balance of academic knowledge and technical skills required for high value-added positions in the Financial Services industry in Ireland and abroad. Includes Trading Floor Certification and an international business trip. Facilitates subsequent professional accreditation within the international Financial Services industry.

Key Fact
A Bloomberg Trading Floor Certification is a supplemental award Key Fact with our MSc

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement will be a primary business degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) with an award of Second Class Honours Grade 2. Applicants with relevant professional qualifications and experience and/or with an appropriate honours degree in a cognate discipline may also be considered for admission. Subject to the discretion of the course team and the University Admissions Office. An interview may also form part of the selection process.

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester

•Financial Analysis & Governance
•Professional Development 1
•Global Finance & Capital Markets
•Trading Floor Certification
•Risk & Derivative Markets
•Corporate Responsibility
•Online Research Methods Module

Spring Semester

•Professional Development 2
•Wealth & Portfolio Management
•Research Methods in Finance 2

Electives – Choose 2
•Financial Regulation
•Insuring Risk in Nature & Industry
•Principles of International Tax
•Risk Analytics and Big Data

Electives – Choose 1
•International Economic Issues
•Project Management in Practice
•Leadership, Influence & Change

Option to Exit with a Graduate Diploma in Financial Services

Summer Semester
•Dissertation in Finance 1
•Dissertation in Finance 2
•International Business Workshop


1 year full-time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

Areas where graduates can expect to find employment include: Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Private Banking, Fund Management, Debt and Equity Capital Markets, Treasury and Foreign Exchange, Investment Consulting, Risk Management, Compliance, Quantitative Financial Analysis, Sales, Trading and Research. The Dissertation element of the programme allows students to specialise in their particular area of interest.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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