The MSc Finance (Banking & Risk Management) programme is offered by the College of Business & Law at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland. It involves an advanced study of the theory and practice of investment, banking and risk management. You will study advanced Finance, Financial Economics and Quantitative Financial Techniques through data analysis software such as Python which is very much in demand by the industry.
Your studies build to an independent applied research project which you undertake over the summer term where you put the theories and quantitative financial techniques taught to you during your studies into practice, using advanced statistics and software. You choose your own research topic in term 2 and are given one-to-one supervision support by an experienced academic from our teaching team over the summer term.
Our past graduates have gone on to work in a broad range of areas such as:
- Commercial and Investment Banking- Treasury Risk Management- Regulation- Central Banking- Economic Consulting- Investment Research- Hedge Funds- Academia
You will be taught by experienced academics, many of whom have experience in financial markets as traders, financial economists, equity analysts, and economic consultants to the industry.
Students will also manage their own simulated asset portfolio online during the year, putting theory into practice and reflecting on current financial market events. The course covers much of the CFA Levels 1-3 syllabus and includes regular presentations and workshops from outside practitioners.
Why Choose This Course
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:
you will be trained in financial research, consulting, and professional report writing
you will be taught about the quantitative methods relevant to the financial sector and required for PhD-level research
your interpersonal, organisational, and leadership competencies will be developed
your oral and written communication skills will be improved through assignments, dialogue, exercises, presentations, etc.
Our blended learning approach to education combines lectures, projects, seminars, group discussions, presentations, and both individual and group reports.
Our learning approach reflects our commitment to the Connected Curriculum where we emphasise the connection between students, learning, research and leadership through our vision for a Connected University. Our staff are at the forefront of this integrative approach to learning and will support you in making meaningful connections within and between disciplines such as business, finance, and economics.