Through a combination of theoretical principles and empirical tools, the programme emphasises ‘problem solving’ and equips successful graduates with economic, financial, quantitative and communication skills that are highly sought by employers in the public and private sectors.
The MA Finance at Maynooth University could be the most important investment in your career. As financial markets become more integrated across the globe, the career prospects of our graduates have become greatly enhanced, as graduates are equipped for a wide variety of careers.
Graduates of this programme have excellent employment records at home and abroad, with graduates working in most of the major financial centres of the world, e.g. New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, as well as Dublin. Recent graduates are currently enjoying careers in stockbroking, bond trading, investment strategy, portfolio fund management and investment and retail banking in the private sector.
Others have taken up research positions at the Central Bank of Ireland, while some have continued to Ph.D. programmes to pursue an academic career. The diverse career paths reflect the adaptability and flexibility of our graduates.
Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, Maynooth University (NUI Maynooth) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution.
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- Fundamentals of Econometrics
- Financial Economics
- Advanced Derivatives
- Financial Risk Analysis
- Industrial Organisation
- Labour Economics
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- 12 months
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The degree is targeted at high quality students with a strong background in Economics, Finance or with strong quantitative skills. In particular, students are eligible for admission if they have obtained the equivalent of at least a 2.1 grade in:
- an honours degree in Finance or Economics, or a degree in which Finance or Economics formed a substantial component
- an honours degree in which there was a substantial quantitative component, such as Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematical Physics or Statistics
- a postgraduate conversion course such as a Higher Diploma in Finance or similar.
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International14000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.