Investment Treasury & Banking

MSc in Investment, Treasury & Banking
The programme explores the roles of the various participants in the financial markets, the competitive structure of the markets, and the regulatory environment. It also examines how to price and hedge financial products and measure the risk of such products, both in isolation and in portfolios.

Students who complete the DCU MSc in Investment, Treasury and Banking programme will understand how value is created in financial markets and will be equipped to apply this understanding in their work.

The programme objectives are:
• To develop students' understanding of the concepts and theories which underpin markets and products

• To enable students to price, hedge and manage the risk embedded in financial products

• To equip students to create value in investment, treasury and banking environments.

Wednesday evening classes are delivered in the IFSC to ensure minimal disruption, while Saturday morning classes are delivered on the DCU Glasnevin campus.

Sponsored Prizes include the Fionán Coleman Prize which is awarded by the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) to the student obtaining the highest mark in the Fixed Income Securities module, and the KKR Prize for the best student in Banking.

A participatory and action-learning teaching approach consisting of case studies, problem-solving, participant experience and class discussion.

Learn from academic experts with high level industry relevant experience and translational research. This ensures graduates have the most up-to-date knowledge of theory and practice.

DCU Business School is accredited by AACSB, a standard reached by only 5% of business schools worldwide reflecting its established international reputation for high quality graduates.

Subjects taught

To view the current course structure, please visit the Provider's website.

Entry requirements

For admission to the MSc in Investment, Treasury and Banking candidates must hold –
• A 2:1 Honours degree in a Business discipline and at least 3 years relevant work experience
• A 2:1 Honours degree in a non-Business discipline and at least 5 years relevant work experience within the financial services industry.
• Applicants who have achieved a 2.2 Honours degree may still obtain a place. This will depend on availability of places and on obtaining high grades in relevant modules on their undergraduate programme.
• Hold professional qualifications and at least 3 years work experience in the financial services industry.
Based on previous admissions, it is expected there will be many more applicants for the programme than places available.

Application dates

Application Deadlines
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until:
• Closing date for non EU applicants is 1st July 2023.
• Closing date for EU applicants is 31st July 2023.

Queries from EU applicants should be directed to

Queries from non EU applicants should be directed to

To apply for this programme:
• All applicants should apply through
• Provide Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation, if applicable.
• Provide a 500-750 word (max) personal statement.
• Please upload a CV under the "Supplemental Items & Documents" section.
• If applicable, provide evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements.

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2 years part-time.

Post Course Info

Since it began in 1990, the MSc in Investment, Treasury & Banking has established a strong reputation as the leading graduate finance programme in Ireland. Many of its graduates are working in senior positions in the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC), in non IFSC-based financial services, in the United Kingdom, the USA and Japan.

The reputation of the programme attracts highly motivated students who, on graduation, are much sought after by the industry in Ireland and abroad. What's more, this degree will add long-term value to your career since top academic qualifications increasingly are factored into organisations' recruitment of senior staff.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Evening,Daytime,Weekend

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