Investment Fund Administration - Cork
The investment fund administration sector is characterized by very well qualified individuals who have deep specialist knowledge of their area of expertise. This programme provides participants with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the industry and acquire skills that will assist them as they assume management and leadership roles in their careers.
The programme is a unique mix of professional development and sector specific knowledge that will help you to advance your career. The programme offers the flexibility of online learning with the benefit of an on-site experience also. This allows participants to develop their own personal network within the industry and develop their team and organisational skills through group assessments.
The programme comprises a blend of modules including:
• management development
• aspects of the funds industry
• critical thinking & analysis
These are the types of modules that will enhance your knowledge of the industry and develop key skills to allow your career to thrive in an increasingly more complicated world.
Upon completion, candidates will be awarded a level 9 Master of Business in Investment Fund Administration. The programme also has an embedded award structure (for more information on this, please contact us at the Enquiries email address above).
The Funds Industry modules:
• Contemporary issues in the Funds Industry
• Regulation of Investment Funds
• Governance of Investment Funds
• Fund Reporting and Risk Management
Management Development modules:
• Strategic Leadership
• Managing People
• Professional Development
• Managing Technological Change
Critical Thinking and Analysis modules:
• Data Analytics and Statistics
• Critical Thinking with Statistics
• Asset Management Techniques
• Principles of Financial Regulations
• Finance Research Methods and
• Work-Based Project OR
• Applied Investment Fund Project
Applicants who have a minimum of Level 8 qualification in business/finance/economics/IT/Law or an approved equivalent qualification are eligible to apply for entry to the programme. The programme is offered on a modular basis and requires learners to attain 90 credits. Additionally, candidates would ideally have at least 12 months’ work experience within the investment fund sector.
If you do not have a level 8 honours degree then it is possible that you may be eligible if you can provide evidence of a broader portfolio of training, learning and experience. This process is call RPL (recognition of prior learning) and we at MTU can help you navigate these processes.
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency (IELTS score of at least 6.0). English language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to the start of the programme.
Duration & Delivery
The Master of Business (MBus) in Investment Fund Administration will be delivered on a part-time basis over two and a half years. The programme will be delivered as a blended online and on-site programme, with some weeks to be delivered on-site at the Cork campus of MTU.