University College Dublin

Ranked among the Top 1% of institutions worldwide and one of the few elite business schools to hold the ‘Triple Crown’ accreditationfrom AACSB (US), AMBA (UK) and EQUIS (Europe), University College Dublin (UCD) delivers top quality Master’s Degrees to help professionals fulfil their goals.

All Degrees awarded by University College Dublin (UCD), with programmes delivered via Kaplan in Singapore, are accredited by the Chinese Service Center of Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), an affiliation to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

The Master of Science (MSc) in Finance programme is designed for professionals who wish to achieve mastery in Finance, accelerate their career growth and build their network with like-minded business leaders. The programme offers a solid foundation in key areas of Finance.

Students are encouraged to nurture their creativity, cultivate their analytical capabilities and strengthen their capacity to work well in teams.

Structure and Content

This Master’s Degree programme may be completed in a minimum of 18 months on a part-time basis. Below is the programme structure:

Core Modules

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Global Strategic Management
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Research Paper 1
  • Research Paper 2

Pathway Modules

  • Capital Markets
  • Derivative Securities
  • Portfolio and Risk Management
  • Strategic Finance

Research Papers 1 and 2 are to be submitted by end of month 6 and 12 respectively.
The Capital Markets, Derivative Securities, Strategic Finance, Portfolio and Risk Management modules are 7.5 credits each.

Entry Requirement

This Master’s Degree programme accepts a wide range of qualifications, which includes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline
  • Applicants with no Bachelor’s Degree but possess relevant professional qualification and work experience will be considered on case-by-case basis

In all cases, the final decision for admission to the programme rests with the University.

English Requirements:

Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement.

Delivery Methods:
A typical term is a 3-month period covering 2 modules of study.

Each module is delivered over a period of 12 weeks. The Capital Markets, Derivative Securities, Strategic Finance, Portfolio and Risk Management modules are supported with 42 contact hours while other modules in the programme are supported with 45 contact hours. Classes are generally conducted in the day on weekdays.

Assessment Methods:
Each module is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, projects and examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual module requirements.

Graduation and Degree

Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Master of Science in Finance from University College Dublin.

The Master’s Degree will be the same as that awarded to on-campus graduates.

Programme Fees

The total fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

Program taught in:
  • English

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