This programme has an excellent employment track record. Since inception 100%of students on the programme gained graduate employment.
The MSc Finance (Banking and Risk Management) course in UCC involves advanced study of the practices of investment, banking and risk management. Course modules cover topics such as:
The course also involves an applied research project, using cutting-edge techniques and software.
The MSc Finance (Banking and Risk Management) is at the top end of graduate study in business/finance in Ireland and is designed for high achievers who wish to pursue high-end careers in financial markets, such as:
As well as providing a rigorous grounding in theory and methods, the course will provide you with the practical skills and techniques widely used in financial markets. The course covers much of the CFA Levels 1-3 syllabus and includes regular presentations and workshops from outside practitioners. You will also manage your own simulated asset portfolio on-line throughout the year to put theory into practice.
The course brings you into direct contact with financial markets, their issues and practices through practitioner seminars and visiting speakers throughout the year, across all modules.
In this course:
The blended learning approach to education combines lectures, projects, seminars, group discussion, presentations and individual and group reports.
The MSc (Finance) Corporate Finance 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 programme has an excellent employment track record. Since inception 100% of students on the programme gained graduate employment.
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 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 Finance (Corporate Finance), you can expect to have excellent career prospects with business advisory, consultancy, corporate, investment banking and venture capital firms
The MSc Finance (Asset Management) is designed to prepare students for careers in the international asset management and finance industry. As a participant on the course, you will focus on developing your analytical and professional skills, culminating in an applied quantitative research project. Uniquely this finance MSc programme provides the opportunity for candidates to study for the CFA® level I and/or CAIA® level I exams at the same time as the MSc Finance (Asset Management).
This finance course has been designed in conjunction with industry to ensure it meets the skills needs of employers. Upon completion of the MSc Finance (Asset Management), you can expect to have excellent career prospects with investment management, insurance, proprietary trading, pension funds, and finance firms.
Students on the programme have access to a dedicated lab with Datastream and other financial and hedge fund databases.
Induction Week The course begins with an induction week [which commences 3rd September, 2018] providing you with the necessary preparation for the Core Modules in Semester 1. Here, the focus is on: team-building skills; IT skillscommunication and presentation skills.
The core modules take place mainly in Semester 1 (September to December) and two running in Semester 2. These modules provide you with the in-depth knowledge to analyse and apply solutions to topics such as Valuation, Project Finance and Analysis of Debt Instruments. These modules:focus on analysis and application;have a quantitative element; include regular student presentations.
The specialised modules begin in Semester 2 (January to March) and here you will learn and apply this knowledge to areas of real relevance to your future career such as aircraft leasing, risk management and funds. The modules here: focus on understanding and application; are case study and lecture driven; employ analysis using business IT systems.
Business Leader Series
In this innovative module beginning midway through Semester 1 and finishing in Semester 2, you will get the opportunity to interact with senior executives and industry leaders from both the financial services sector. This module provides the perfect opportunity to hone your networking, communication and presentation skills.