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Programme Overview

The M.Sc. programme in Investment and Treasury aids the development of outstanding individuals among the existing staff of financial services companies by providing the
conceptual and analytical tools required to succeed in this fast-paced and dynamic industry.

It also provides accelerated career development opportunities for top graduates by facilitating
their transition from full-time study to careers in investment and treasury management.

It is a programme with strong industry links and a focus on industry-specific knowledge and skills and ensures that those already working within the industry can fine-tune and enhance existing skills while gaining new knowledge and insights into this rapidly changing area.

Entry Requirements

The following are eligible to apply for the programme:
• those who hold an honours degree in Business;
• those who hold an honours degree in a discipline other than Business and are employed in the financial services industry; and
• those who hold other qualifications (including professional qualifications) and haveworked in the financial services industry for at least three years.
• class size is limited to approximately 32 students

Programme Structure

Participants attend the programme on two afternoons per week (for which they are released by their employers) and on Saturday mornings, for two academic years. The M.Sc. programme operates on a 12 week semester basis. Assessment is based on assignments and end of semester examinations. Lectures are held on 2 afternoons per week (4pm until 8.30pm) and Saturday 9am until 12 noon.

Programme Content

Year 1
• Investment Economics and Econometrics
• Corporate Finance
• Regulatory Framework for Investment
• Securities and Investments
• Financial Analysis
• Theory of Finance
• Dissertation

Year 2
• Portfolio Management Theory
• Corporate Treasury
• Fixed Income Securities
• Fund Management
• Treasury in Financial Institutions
• Equity Case Study

Additional Programme Features

The following prizes are awarded:
The Fionán Coleman Prize is awarded by the NTMA to the student obtaining the highest mark in the second year course on the Fixed Income Securities module. The Liam Jones Prize is awarded by Goodbody Stockbrokers to the student obtaining the best dissertation mark each year.

Datastream services are available to participants on the programme along with on-line databases of academic and professional research papers and journals. The programme has
access to an extensive range of publications in finance.

Career Prospects
Since it began in 1990, the programme has established a strong reputation as the leading graduate finance programme in Ireland. Many of its graduates are already working in senior positions in the IFSC, in non IFSC-based financial services, in the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Japan.
The reputation of the programme attracts highly motivated students, who, on graduation, are much sought after by the industry in Ireland and abroad. What’s more this degree will
add long-term value to your career since top qualifications will increasingly be a key factor in organisations’ recruitment of senior staff. Our graduate employers include the following:

AIB Group
Bank of Ireland Group
Hibernian Group
Ulster Bank
Irish Life and Permanent Group
Anglo Irish Bank
IIB Bank
Barclays Group
Bank of Scotland
Deutsche International Commerzbank AG
Global Asset Management
J.P. Morgan
Merrill Lynch
FTI Finance
Pioneer Investment Management
Merrion Capital Group
Bloxhams Stockbrokers
Goodbody Stockbrokers
Davy Stockbrokers
Irish Stock Exchange
Central Bank of Ireland

“My job entails day to day management of our bond portfolios and foreign exchange exposures/requirements. The M.Sc. gave me an appreciation and understanding of financial
markets and asset management, from the various underlying economic fundamentals and their interactions, to strategy and asset allocation. It provided me with the necessary
knowledge to access, make and implement individual investment decisions.”
Gareth Henson, M.Sc. Investment & Treasury 2000,
Senior Investment Analyst Fixed Income & Treasury, Friends First Asset Management.

“I spent 2 years with ABN AMRO followed by 3 years with Lombard Global Finance. I have now moved to London to join National Australia Bank’s Global Wholesale Financial Services to work in a structured finance team. The M.Sc. provided me with many of the skills and the
academic recognition to complete such a move.”
Muiris O’Dwyer, M.Sc. Investment & Treasury 2001, Manager,
National Australia Bank, London.




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