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Corporate Finance

The MSc in Corporate Finance* is a one-year, full-time 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. Potential careers include roles in investment banking, commercial banking, fund management, insurance, corporate finance services, and in finance divisions of firms in other industries and sectors.

*This programme is expected to be approved in the coming weeks at Academic Standing. To register your interest in the programme please email msccorporatefinance@nuigalway.ie and attach relevant supporting documentation.

Learning Outcomes
Apply effective decision making to global business problems.
Identify, analyse and solve applied problems in individual – and team-based settings.

Evaluate and apply tools in the core business disciplines of Finance, Accounting and Economics to solve technical problems and contribute to solving strategic problems.

Analyse and evaluate corporate finance and investment problems using appropriate techniques, practices, and theories.
Critically analyse and interpret how global financial markets and investment firms operate.

Develop analytical, ethical, and communication skills to contribute to both personal and organisational development.

Entry requirements

An honours bachelors degree in

(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 1.1 or 2.1, 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 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. Potential careers include roles in investment banking, commercial banking, fund management, insurance, corporate finance services, and in finance divisions of firms in other industries and sectors.

Further enquiries

Find out More
Ms Sharon Cotter
E: msccorporatefinance@nuigalway.ie

Subjects taught

Indicative list of Modules

Accounting and Financial Analysis
Intermediate Corporate Finance
Accounting for Management
Intermediate International Financial Reporting and Analysis
Business & Society (Ethics)
Applied Portfolio Management
Advanced Corporate Finance
Accounting for Management Control
Advanced International Financial Reporting
Global Economics for International Managers
Derivatives & Risk Management
Financial Data and Analytics with SAP

Summer Schools X2
Managing Organisational Performance
Analytical and Communications Skills Development

Or
10 Week Work Placement*

*We will secure internship opportunities, but it is at the discretion of employers of whether they shortlist and offer a position to applicants. In case a student cannot secure an internship, two summer schools must be completed.

Application date

This programme is expected to be approved in the coming weeks at Academic Standing. To register your interest in the programme please email msccorporatefinance@nuigalway.ie and attach relevant supporting documentation.

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