This programme has been accepted into the CFA® Institute University Recognition Programme and the CAIA® Academic Partner Programme. In addition upon graduation from the programme you have exemptions from certain ACCA examinations.
The CFA® Institute University Recognition Programme status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA® Program Candidate body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit the CFA® exams.
The CAIA® academic partnership is granted to institutions who cover at least 60% of the entire CAIA® curriculum as represented by the Core Knowledge Outline (CKO). In addition this partnership allows UCC to grant a number of scholarships each year for students who wish to sit the CAIA® exams.
ACCA has also assessed the MSc Corporate Finance for accreditation. Graduates of the programme will be exempted from sitting papers F1-F3.
The course has an excellent employment track record. Since inception 100% of students on the course gained graduate employment. For details of these jobs see here http://www.ucc.ie/en/media/academic/cir/Careers.pdf
The objective of the MSc in Corporate Finance is to produce graduates who can contribute immediately in the corporate finance industry. As a participant on the course, you will focus on developing your analytical and professional skills, culminating in a real-life corporate finance consultancy project.
The course has been designed in conjunction with an industry course board to ensure it meets the corporate finance skills needs of employers. Upon completion of the MSc in Corporate Finance, you can expect to have excellent career prospects with business advisory, consultancy, corporate, investment banking and venture capital firms.
For the MSc in Corporate Finance degree, you'll complete an induction week [which commences on the 5th September, 2016], 10 course modules, 5 core courses and 5 specialised modules, an industry lecture series and a team project. You can do the course full-time over 12 months, or part-time over 24 months.