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Financial Services

The MSc in Financial Services was designed to equip students with the balance of academic knowledge and technical skills required for high value-added positions in the Financial Services industry in Ireland and abroad. Includes Trading Floor Certification and an international business trip. Facilitates subsequent professional accreditation within the international Financial Services industry.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement will be a primary business degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) with an award of Second Class Honours Grade 2. Applicants with relevant professional qualifications and experience and/or with an appropriate honours degree in a cognate discipline may also be considered for admission. Subject to the discretion of the course team and the University Admissions Office, applicants may be required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and achieve a satisfactory score in it. An interview may also form part of the selection process.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English - Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice

Duration

1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Areas where graduates can expect to find employment include: Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Private Banking, Fund Management, Debt and Equity Capital Markets, Treasury and Foreign Exchange, Investment Consulting, Risk Management, Compliance, Quantitative Financial Analysis, Sales, Trading and Research. The Dissertation element of the programme allows students to specialise in their particular area of interest.

Further enquiries

Course Director
Dr Antoinette Flynn
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202106
Email : antoinette.flynn@ul.ie

Course Coordinator
Kathy Ryan
Tel: +353 (0) 61 234389
Email: kathy.ryan@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester

•Financial Analysis & Governance
•Professional Development 1
•Global Finance & Capital Markets
•Trading Floor Certification
•Derivative Markets
•Corporate Responsibility
•Research Methods in Finance 1

Spring Semester

•Professional Development 2
•Wealth & Portfolio Management
•Research Methods in Finance 2

Electives – Choose 2
•Econometrics
•Financial Engineering
•Financial Regulation
•Insuring Risk in Nature & Industry
•Principles of International Tax
•Risk Analytics and Big Data

Electives – Choose 1
•International Economic Issues
•Project Management
•Leadership, Influence & Change

Option to Exit with a Graduate Diploma in Financial Services

Summer Semester
•Dissertation in Finance 1
•Dissertation in Finance 2
•International Business Workshop

Comment

The MSc in Financial Services was designed to equip students with the balance of academic knowledge and technical skills required for high value-added positions in the Financial Services industry in Ireland and abroad. Includes Trading Floor Certification and an international business trip. Facilitates subsequent professional accreditation within the international Financial Services industry.

Application date

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:

•Qualification transcripts and certificates

•English language qualification if English is not your first language

•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.

•A copy of your birth certificate/passport

Guidelines on Completing your Application

To ensure a speedy assessment of your application, please upload the above documents with your application form.

Please title appropriately any documents you are uploading with the application form, for example "Supporting Statement", "Undergraduate Transcript", "Postgraduate Transcript", "English Language Certificate" etc.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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