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Who is it for?. You are a business-focused individual with a high-performing career in global shipping and its associated industries as your ultimate goal. Read more

Who is it for?

You are a business-focused individual with a high-performing career in global shipping and its associated industries as your ultimate goal. Equally at home with practical subjects and academic theory, you thrive on solving tough challenges under time constraints. You want to acquire or sharpen the skills necessary to operate at an executive level in areas ranging from shipping, supply chain and commodities, to finance, investment, trading, banking and related sectors and industries.

Objectives

The course is offered through the Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance. The Centre is widely recognised and valued by practitioners and academics.

Since its launch in 1983, its three primary aims remain the same:

  • Offer high quality teaching in its three interlinked disciplines of shipping, trade and finance
  • Produce high quality research in these areas
  • Create a forum for international dialogue between academia, industry and government and to link decision makers.

The combination of the three disciplines of shipping, trade and finance was pioneering at the time but also remains current and relevant in today’s economic and financial environment. This multi-disciplinary approach ensures that you are equipped with competitive skills and knowledge not only in the core area of shipping but also in the areas of commodity trade, ship finance, banking and investment.

What will you learn

  • Acquire a comprehensive grasp of the interlocking disciplines of shipping, trade and finance
  • Develop your range of hard and soft skills as an international decision maker
  • Develop your understanding of a wide range of economic issues that affect the shipping industry and all who work within it
  • Network with your peers and business leaders from the global business community
  • Gain a highly valuable international perspective on the challenges facing executives in shipping, finance, banking and international trade
  • Acquire a flexible qualification suitable for a wide range of roles in global shipping, commodity trade, investment and finance, from operations to strategy.

Assessment

We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice.

To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:

  • eight core courses (5 - 25 credits each) and five electives (10 credits each)
  • three electives (10 credits each) and an Applied Research Project (20 credits) or
  • one elective (10 credits) and a Business Research Project (40 credits)

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Shipping, Trade & Finance, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination.

Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

Induction Weeks

The course starts with two compulsory induction weeks, focused mainly on:

  • An introduction to the Cass Careers offering with a focus on key skills and attributes that employers are looking for.  The annual MSc Careers Fair at this time also provides the opportunity to meet over 60 companies who are recruiting across many sectors including finance, energy, insurance, real estate, shipping, strategic management and internal auditing.
  • a refresher course of basic financial mathematics, statistics, computing and electronic databases.

Career pathways

The wide curriculum of the MSc STF provides a range of employment opportunities for our graduates. Many hold key positions and have eminent careers in over 70 countries in fields including:

  • investment banking and shipping finance
  • commodity trading
  • chartering
  • shipping management
  • logistics and supply chain
  • management consultancy
  • manufacturing
  • stockbroking
  • governmental positions


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Overview. The 2-year MA Finance programme is structured to provide an international quality education in Finance, Economics and Econometrics for students with an interest in, and aptitude for, Finance but no necessary prior background. Read more

Overview

The 2-year MA Finance programme is structured to provide an international quality education in Finance, Economics and Econometrics for students with an interest in, and aptitude for, Finance but no necessary prior background. This programme provides rigorous graduate level training in Finance to a standard appropriate to a professional practitioner.

The programme is designed to help the student become a problem solver and therefore enhance their flexibility in the job market. It is a stimulating and challenging degree that aims to provide the student with a wide range of skills demanded by the financial sector. Successful graduates attain economic, quantitative and communication skills that are highly sought by employers in the public and private sectors.

Course Structure

The first year is an intensive and extensive introduction to the world of economics and finance. The aim is that by the year end, students will be at the same level as a graduate of a BA / BBS / BSc graduate in Economics and / or Finance. Students will cover the basic concepts, empirical methods and applications in Investment, Derivatives, International Finance and Econometrics as well as choosing field courses of interest from a range of optional modules.

The second year builds upon this and is structured to be stimulating and challenging. It is designed to give graduates the necessary economic and quantitative skills that employers seek today. In the first semester, students take modules in the core areas of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics as well as a module in research methods. All modules are a mixture of theory and practical application. In the second semester, students must take Financial Economics and Derivatives as well as two field courses. Field courses offered in any year may include, International Finance, Market Microstructure, Financial Risk Analysis, Corporate Finance and International Trade. During this semester, students also develop a thesis proposal under the guidance of their supervisor. The thesis allows the student to undertake independent research and is completed over the summer.

Career Options

The 2-year MA Finance at Maynooth University is a great opportunity for interested candidates to ready themselves for a career in financial services. Without requiring any background in Finance, students who are ready to make this important investment can expect to earn high returns in their future careers. A MA in Finance is a passport to career opportunities across the globe. As financial markets become more integrated, the career prospects of our graduates have become greatly enhanced. Graduates of this programme have excellent employment records at home and abroad, with graduates working in most of the major financial centres of the world, e.g. New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, London as well as Dublin.

Recent graduates are currently enjoying successful careers in stockbroking, bond trading, investment strategy, investment and retail banking, portfolio fund management in the private sector. Others have taken up research positions at the Central Bank of Ireland, some continue to Ph.D. programmes to pursue an academic career. The diverse careers of our graduates reflect the adaptability and flexibility of our graduates.

Check out testimonials from graduates at https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/economics-finance-and-accounting/our-graduates




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The course aims to develop your analytical skills and knowledge of the key products, investment strategies and risks present in financial markets. Read more

The course aims to develop your analytical skills and knowledge of the key products, investment strategies and risks present in financial markets. It is ideal for individuals wishing to work in financial markets and investment and wanting to progress their career rapidly.

We have consulted industry practitioners and professional bodies to ensure that it prepares you for a career in financial services. The financial services industry is a fast paced and dynamic area to work in with a strong and identifiable career path.

The dissertation allows you to focus upon a subject that interests you, contributing to career development.

Sheffield Business School has a diverse mix of cultures with students from the UK, Asia, India, Pakistan, Africa, the EU and North and Central America. This multicultural environment provides a great opportunity for developing mutual activities and improving cross-cultural understanding among students.

This course is linked with various professional bodies including the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

You can take professional exams whilst you are in the UK. However costs vary and fees would be on top of your normal course fees.

Professional recognition

Successfully completing the international treasury management module gives you an additional professional qualification awarded by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

Course structure

Full-time

September start – typically 12 months

January start – typically 15 months but it can be completed in 12 months

Typical modules include:

Semester one

  • Finance
  • Methods of enquiry
  • banking and financial modules
  • financial risk management

Semester two

  • Financial regulation and supervision
  • fund management
  • advanced portfolio management

Semester three

  • Research methods
  • Dissertation

Assessment

Assessment methods include phase tests, individual assignments and group work tasks.

Employability

Possible progression or career routes include • wide range of opportunities globally within the finance, investment, investment banking and retail financial sectors as well as within government and regulatory organisations • a career in Fund Management, Stockbroking, Wealth Management or Investment Banking • opportunities in financial analysis and management consultancy • further study opportunities through the Chartered Insurance Institute, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment or the Society of Chartered Financial Analysts

Previous graduates are working for companies such as • Deloitte • J P Morgan • HSBC • Investec • Aviva • Fidelity • Grant Thornton • Barclays • Scottish Widows • plus other banks, national and smaller IFA firms, whilst others have chosen to start their own businesses.





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INTRODUCTION. The programme is designed to upgrade the analytical skills of managerial and technical personnel for their career advancement and to enhance their competence in applications of statistics. Read more
INTRODUCTION

The programme is designed to upgrade the analytical skills of managerial and technical personnel for their career advancement and to enhance their competence in applications of statistics. The focus is on highly sought after data analysis skills demanded by the industries. The programme provides training in the arts and science of collecting, organizing, presenting, analyzing and interpreting numerical data, and the ability to use the results for decision making and problem solving in a range of fields. The programme is practical-oriented and emphasis is given to the use of software in developing statistical skills.



ENTRY REQUIREMENT

A Bachelor degree with a minimum of CGPA 3.0 or equivalent and sufficient knowledge of mathematics or statistics.


PROGRAMME STRUCTURE



5 CORE COURSES (26 Credits)

Quantitative Research Methods
Research Project
Statistical Methods
Statistical Data Analysis
Applied Econometrics


5 OPTIONAL COURSES (at least 16 Credits)

Time Series Analysis
Computer Information Systems
Experimental Design
Biostatistics
Actuarial Statistics
Applications of Demographic Techniques
Marketing Research Techniques
Operations Research Methods
Applied Financial Econometrics
Readings in Applied Statistics
Statistical Methods for Quality Management
The Malaysian Economy
Applied Macroeconomics
Money and Finance in Economic Development


PROGRAMME DURATION

Minimum: 2 Semesters

Maximum: 8 Semesters



LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS (For International Applicants)

Minimum TOEFL score of 550 or;

Minimum IELTS overall band score of 5.5



FEES STRUCTURE

AVERAGE FEES*

MALAYSIAN

RM 14,130.00*

INTERNATIONAL

RM 27,867.50*

*Subject to change

Career Opportunity

Graduates will be able to find careers which are related to data analysis, data mining or become software application specialist in:

- Government agencies ( Department of Statistics, LPPKN and others)
- Educational services (universities, colleges and others)
- Financial Institutions (central bank, commercial banks)
- Software companies (SPSS, SAS and others)
- Research houses (stockbroking, fund management, insurance)
- Marketing research companies (Social, media or brand research like Ipsos or Nielsen)

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Overview. The MA Finance is structured to provide a diverse and challenging education. Covering Derivatives, Investment and Risk Management, this programme opens up a diverse set of career opportunities both within and outside the financial sector. Read more

Overview

The MA Finance is structured to provide a diverse and challenging education. Covering Derivatives, Investment and Risk Management, this programme opens up a diverse set of career opportunities both within and outside the financial sector. The emphasis is on ‘education’ with graduates encouraged to think for themselves and become proficient in problem solving. Successful graduates attain economic, quantitative and communication skills that are highly sought by employers in the public and private sectors.

Course Structure

The course is structured to be stimulating and challenging. It is designed to give graduates the necessary economic and quantitative skills that employers seek today. In the first semester, students take modules in the core areas of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics as well as a module in research methods. All modules are a mixture of theory and practical application. In the second semester, students must take Financial Economics and Derivatives as well as two field courses. Field courses offered in any year may include, International Finance, Market Microstructure, Financial Risk Analysis, Corporate Finance and International Trade. During this semester, students also develop a thesis proposal under the guidance of their supervisor. The thesis allows the student to undertake independent research and is completed over the summer.

Career Options

The MA Finance at Maynooth University could be the most important investment in your career. This degree has the potential to open up career opportunities across the globe. As financial markets become more integrated, the career prospects of our graduates have become greatly enhanced. Graduates of this programme have excellent employment records at home and abroad, with graduates working in most of the major financial centres of the world, e.g. New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, London as well as Dublin.

Recent graduates are currently enjoying successful careers in stockbroking, bond trading, investment strategy, investment and retail banking, portfolio fund management in the private sector. Others have taken up research positions at the Central Bank of Ireland, some continue to Ph.D. programmes to pursue an academic career. The diverse careers of our graduates reflect the adaptability and flexibility of our graduates.

Check out testimonials from graduates at

https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/economics-finance-and-accounting/our-graduates




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The course is suitable for individuals who want to begin work or rapidly progress their career in financial markets, investment banking, fund management or wealth management. Read more

The course is suitable for individuals who want to begin work or rapidly progress their career in financial markets, investment banking, fund management or wealth management.

It develops your knowledge of appropriate investment strategies and financial products, together with your understanding of the risks associated with these products and financial markets. You address issues of risk management, regulation, wealth management and fund management, focussing on both individuals and organisations.

We have consulted both industry practitioners and professional bodies to ensure the course prepares you for a career in a variety of roles within the financial services industry. You are taught by University staff with extensive work experience in the banking and finance industry, who regularly complete consultancy work with banks and banking organisations. The financial services industry is a fast paced and dynamic area to work in, with a strong and identifiable career path.

This course is linked with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and during the course you benefit from student membership. The CII works with regulators, educational and trade bodies together with major corporate organisations across the globe to help raise professional standards. You are encouraged to take professional exams during your time on the course in order to maximise your potential for progression within your chosen career path. The cost of sitting professional exams is in addition to your normal course fees.

Sheffield Business School has a diverse mix of cultures which includes students from the UK, Asia, India, Pakistan, Africa, the EU and North and Central America. This multicultural environment provides the opportunity for networking and developing a group of future international business contacts.

A major element of the course is the dissertation. This allows you to focus on a subject that interests you, which is valuable in contributing to career development and helping you build a strong CV to impress potential employers.

Course structure

Full-time – typically 12-16 months.

Starts September 2017 and January 2018.

Typical modules may include

Semester one

  • Methods of Enquiry
  • Finance
  • Banking and Financial Markets
  • Financial Risk Management

Semester two

  • Wealth Management and Investing
  • Financial Regulation and Supervision
  • Advanced Portfolio Management

Semester three

  • Research methods
  • Dissertation

Assessment

Assessment methods include phase tests, individual assignments and group work tasks 

Employability

Possible progression or career routes include • a wide range of opportunities globally within the finance, investment, investment banking, retail financial services, government and regulatory organisations • careers in Fund Management, Stockbroking, Wealth Management and Investment Banking • opportunities in financial analysis and management consultancy • further professional study opportunities with organisations such as the Chartered Insurance Institute, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and the Society of Chartered Financial Analysts.

Previous graduates are working for companies such as • Deloitte • J P Morgan • HSBC • Investec • Royal Bank of Scotland • Aviva • Fidelity • Barclays • Scottish Widows • plus banks, national and smaller IFA firms, whilst others have chosen to start their own businesses.



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