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Cork University Business School MSc Finance (Investment and Assest Management)
Cork University Business School

MSc Finance (Investment and Assest Management)

Cork, Ireland

1 Years


Full time

30 Jun 2024*

09 Sep 2024

EUR 19,300 / per year **


* EU closing date: rolling deadline | Non-EU closing date: open until all places have been filled or no later than 30 June

** Non-EU fee | EU fee: €10,640


Our MSc Finance (Investment & Asset Management) is a one-year program that will provide you with a broad range of theoretical, technical, and professional skills required to develop a career in international finance. Our graduates have excellent prospects and take on roles such as investment manager, financial consultant, investment consultant, trader, risk manager, quantitative analyst, and portfolio construction analyst with Irish and international financial institutions.

The program is designed for graduates with any business background who want to specialize in investment management and STEM students who want to apply their skills in the field of finance. As the program is designed and run by experienced industry professionals it has a significant practical bias and focuses on developing the skills required by the industry. The syllabus is constantly evolving to incorporate new developments in industry practice and employer requirements.

We recognize the importance of professional qualifications in career development and award academic credit to students sitting a professional examination while in the program. The program is a member of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Programme and a CAIA Association Academic Partner and incorporates the curriculum of both. This ensures the program stays current with industry developments and provides students with the knowledge necessary to pass their examinations.

Why Choose this Course

This MSc Finance (Investment & Asset Management) program is focused on preparing you for a successful career in the international investment, finance, and banking industry. Our graduates gain an understanding of the theory of financial markets while developing the combination of analytical, practical, and professional skills sought by employers. Specific reasons to choose this unique course include:

  • It is a one-year course.
  • A program designed and run by faculty with significant industry experience, with a focus on employability and the knowledge and skills required for a career in finance.
  • A syllabus aligned with the leading professional bodies ensures graduates have the up-to-date knowledge valued by employers.
  • Practical focus ensures graduates have the skills needed to contribute immediately to their employer.
  • Strong emphasis on the development of professional skills, including interview and presentation skills, which combined with a professional examination, provide students with a head start in the job market.
  • Excellent employment prospects on completion of the course
  • The first program in the world to award academic credit for sitting a career-enhancing professional examination, CFA, CAIA, QFA, or equivalent.
  • Scholarships are available for students for CFA and CAIA
  • A constantly evolving curriculum aligned with developments in the finance industry ensures the program stays relevant, new topics include coding and machine learning.
  • Students have the opportunity to secure a relevant industry internship or produce an applied research project.



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