Study within the DCU Business School – AACSB accredited in 2016, putting it in the top 5% of business schools worldwide.
This one-year Masters programme is designed to produce the kind of professionals in greatest demand in the financial industry. It does so by fostering analytical and decision-making skills and helping you build a set of rigorous competences in financial subjects. You will be exposed to first-class specialist education in financial subjects, develop your quantitative skills, and have the opportunity to learn the latest econometrics and data analysis techniques, which are becoming extremely important for a successful career in the financial industry.
Who is eligible?
To apply for this programme you must have an honours degree (or international equivalent) in a Business-related discipline including economics:
An honours degree (or international equivalent) in a discipline, other than business, which has a high analytical and quantitative content, such as mathematics, statistics, computing or engineering:
An honours degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline and suitable evidence of high analytical and quantitative reasoning skills, as demonstrated by, for example, a GMAT, GRE score in the top 20% range or a high grade in leaving certificate maths
Candidates whose first language is not English will be required to submit evidence of an English Language qualification. For more information on entry requirements please consult our website.
Choice of Majors
Capital Markets - designed to equip graduates for challenging but rewarding careers at the forefront of the financial industry, especially in investment banking, asset management and corporate finance. It does so by fostering analytical and decision-making skills and helping students build a set of rigorous competences in financial subjects. Students opting for this stream of the programme will be exposed to first-class specialist education in investment analysis and treasury and investment management;
Risk Management - designed to produce graduates able to take on the demanding role of risk managers and to generate value for their firms by promoting and practising a culture of risk-awareness and efficient risk-taking. This is a type of professional in great and fast growing demand in the financial industry. Students opting for this stream of the programme will be exposed to first-class specialist education in risk modelling and capital management and to the latest thinking in enterprise-wide risk management. The structure and course content of this stream is designed to prepare graduates for the FRM (Financial Risk Manager) GARP examination.
Energy Finance - builds on our acknowledged expertise in this area, including through being the first university in Ireland to offer an MSc in Sustainable Energy Finance. Graduates will be able to demonstrate a wide range of expertise in the energy finance industry, a sector of rapid expansion internationally. Topics include modelling energy price risk, energy markets risk management, and sustainable energy finance.
The MSc in Finance is designed to be completed in one calendar year of full-time study. It consists of two (full-time) taught semesters, followed by a practical project, completed between May and early September.
The next intake for this programme will be September 2017.
DCU offers a number of scholarships to international students each year. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship from DCU you must first apply to and receive an offer for a DCU Masters programme.
Apply online for September 2017 entry at www.pac.ie/dcu using the PAC code DC511