The objective of the MSc Finance (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 either a corporate finance project or a corporate internship.
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 Finance (Corporate Finance), you can expect to have excellent career prospects with business advisory, consultancy, corporate investment banking and venture capital firms.
The quality of the programme is demonstrated by the course winning the best Postgraduate Course of the Year - Business, Finance & Management by GradIreland Higher Education Awards 2017. In deciding the winner judges stated that the MSc Finance (Corporate Finance) "100% employment rate - very strong. The corporate internship is an excellent way to build industry relationships and get real work experience."
The Professional Development module provides students with additional training in industry-relevant skills. This ranges from presentation skills to Excel training. There is a strong focus on teamwork and several modules have elements with team projects/assessments. This is important preparation for the workplace. In the third semester, students have the choice to complete either a corporate finance project or a corporate internship. In the project students work under the supervision of an academic mentor while the corporate internship option allows students to explore their career options to make informed career choices.
This programme has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Programme and the CAIA® Academic Partner Programme and carries ACCA exemptions.
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).
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).
ACCA has been assessed the MSc Finance (Corporate Finance) for accreditation. Upon graduation from the programme students have exemptions from the following ACCA examinations: Accountant in Business (AB), Management Accounting (MA), Financial Accounting (FA) and depending on module selection Financial Management (FM).
The programme is taken in two parts set out below. Part I consists of a combination of examinations and coursework in a set of specified taught modules to the value of 60 credits. Part II consists of a Research Project or a Corporate Internship to the value of 30 credits.
Why Choose This Course
The objective of the MSc Finance (Corporate Finance) is to produce graduates who can contribute immediately in the corporate finance industry. There are many reasons to choose this unique course, including the following:
It is a one-year course
The quality of the programme is demonstrated by the course winning the best Postgraduate Course of the Year - Business, Finance & Management by GradIreland Higher Education Awards 2017
The course has been running since 2009 and has a strong alumnus in Ireland and globally who understand the quality of course Graduates
You will gain excellent employment prospects on completion of the course
The course is developed and delivered in conjunction with industry
It includes an Induction Week focused on developing business skills
You will benefit from a deep corporate finance syllabus
A business research skills module is included
You will produce Corporate Finance Research Project or gain experience on a Corporate Internship
Throughout the course we will focus on enhancing your analytical skills and personal development