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Corporate Finance

Your Course
The MSc in Corporate Finance is a one year programme that prepares graduates for a wide range of careers in the financial sector This programme is designed to equip you with analytical and decision making skills relevant for the finance industry. It combines specialist knowledge, practical insight and an advanced understanding of corporate finance theory and practice. In addition to the core academic modules, students will be exposed to a variety of learning technologies to develiop their skills for practice in a global business environment, including SAP training and certification.

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

1. Students learn to critically analyse and interpret how global financial markets and investment firms operate.

2. Financial Data and Analytics Certification with SAP.

3. Work placement* opportunities are available on a competitive basis.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
An honours bachelor's degree in either a) Business/Commerce to include a number of quantitative subjects such as Economics or Finance or b) a quantitative-based degree such as Engineering, Mathematics, Physics with a minimum 2.1 award at NFQ Level 8 (or international equivalent) in a) or b) above. Applicants should have demonstrated strong academic ability (a 2.1 or 1.1 grade, or equivalent) in a number of quantitative modules in their degree, such as mathematics, statistics, or econometrics. English language requirement: IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if relevant.

Duration

1 year full-time

Number of credits

ECTS weighting 90

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
This programme is designed to equip students with a thorough theoretical grounding in the key subjects relevant to the finance industry, with an emphasis on the ability to maximse shareholder value through short-term and long-term planning and the implementation of appropriate financing and investment strategies.

Further enquiries

CONTACT
Dr Patricia Martyn
E: msccorporatefinance@
nuigalway.ie

Subjects taught

Indicative Modules
Financial Statements Analysis; Management Accounting; Corporate Finance; Intermediate Financial Reporting; Business & Society (Ethics); Applied Portfolio Management; Advanced Financial Reporting; Advanced Corporate Finance—Asset & Equity Evaluation; Skills for Analysis & Communication; Accounting for Management Control; Derivatives & Risk Management; Global Economics.

Summer Schools: (1) Managing Organisational Performance, (2) Analytical and Communications Skills Development. OR 10-week Work Placement* *We will secure internship opportunities, but it is at the discretion of employers as to whether they shortlist and offer a position to applicants. If a student does not secure an internship, two summer schools must be completed.

Application date

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

When To Apply: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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