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Investment Treasury & Banking

DCU's MSc in Investment, Treasury and Banking is a part-time postgraduate programme aimed at people working in financial services who wish to deepen their knowledge of financial markets and products.

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.

The MSc in Investment, Treasury and Banking is delivered on a part-time basis over two years. Wednesday evening classes are delivered in the IFSC to ensure minimal disruption, while Saturday morning classes are delivered on the DCU Glasnevin campus.

• DCU is Ireland's University of Enterprise, which influences and drives our industry engagement strategy and programme design

• 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

• Exposure to top-performing experienced professionals from international and national business who share their insights on themes related to Investment, Treasury and Banking

• Exposure to leading international academics and thought leaders

• Working on real-world industry projects, connecting theory, research, and practice

• Strong focus on applied learning

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

• 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


2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Brian O'Kelly
t: +353 (01) 7006959

Application date

Dates for Submission of Applications 2018
Applications for our September 2017 intake can be made via the Postgraduate Applications Centre ( until 31st July 2017.

The programme commences with a compulsory Orientation Session, which takes place the week before the standard University commencement date.

Please note that the running of the programme is subject to a minimum enrollment number.

Queries on completed applications can be made by e-mail to

How to Apply and Closing Dates
Make an Application
Applications for our September 2017 intake can be made via the Postgraduate Applications Centre ( until 31st July 2017.

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