This is a one year full-time programme. The course provides an accelerated route to the equivalent of an honours degree in Finance. A performance of 60% or better in the diploma guarantees a place on our Master’s programme.
A comprehensive range of modules in Finance, including Corporate Finance, International Financial Markets, Derivatives, Financial Accounting, and a broad range of optional modules. Students take six compulsory modules and six optional modules. Students discuss which modules would be best for them with the course coordinator at the start of the year, and are helped to devise the optimal programme of study for themselves.
The MSc. Economic and Financial Risk Analysis was launched in response to the changing economic and financial environment. It provides students with international quality training in the fundamental concepts and tools required by the financial sector. The programme emphasises ‘problem solving’ through a combination of theoretical principles and empirical tools. Successful graduates are equipped with a wide range of economic, financial, quantitative and communication skills, thus opening up a diverse set of career opportunities, both within and outside the financial sector.
The course is structured to be stimulating and challenging. Students take core modules in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Financial Economics. Students can also take specialised field modules that may include Financial Risk Analysis, Advanced Derivatives, Empirical Finance, International Finance, Corporate Finance and Market Microstructure. The programme also requires students to undertake a research thesis or a three-month Work Placement during the Summer term.
Duration: 1 year Full-time
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.