Master On Campus

Economics and Finance Stream

Waterford Institute of Technology

12 months
11500 EUR/year
6250 EUR/year
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The MBS in Economics and Finance Stream at Waterford Institute of Technology aims to equip graduates with modern tools for effective decision making, to provide them with the ability to evaluate their decisions in the context of complex institutional frameworks and to prepare them for a career in finance or in economics. 


The Economics and Finance Stream programme offered by Waterford Institute of Technology is designed to provide graduates with the opportunity to enhance their specialist subject knowledge in Economics and Finance, experience innovative learning methods, explore opportunities arising from innovation and business development and acquire competencies to undertake both standard and specialised research. 

Emphasis is placed on developing skills of critical thinking, analysis, debate, dealing with high levels of ambiguity and the simultaneous treatment of inter dependent decisions in a more complex environment. In summary, this facilitates in developing new mindsets and attitudes to prepare for the demands of the business environment. 

Our programme was developed in response to demand from financial service companies for specialist graduates with advanced  skills and knowledge in areas such as econometrics, financial derivatives, data analytics and advanced financial analysis and interpretation.

Graduates with Master of Business in Economics and Finance Stream from Waterford Institute of Technology will:

  • expand their knowledge and skill-set whilst at the same time develop new mindsets and attitudes to prepare for the demands of the business environment.  
  • enhance their specialist subject knowledge, experience innovative learning methods and explore opportunities  arising from innovation, entrepreneurship, and business development. 


This programme has enabled our graduates to progress their careers both nationally and internationally primarily in the financial services sector but also in consulting and in academia. These include Barclays Capital (London), Accenture (London), UBS (London), Ulster Bank, State Street International, JP Morgan, Allied Irish Bank and Zurich Insurance Company. A graduate may also apply for further post graduate Level 10 studies, such as a PhD by Research in WIT or to other third level institutions, either nationally or internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Econometrics
  • Innovation Management & Design
  • Corporate Financial Interpretation
  • Financial Risk & Regulatory Management 
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Applied Consultancy 
  • Business Simulation 
  • Monetary Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A H1 or 2.1 overall award in a strong specialist business/economics and finance undergraduate degree or a general business undergraduate degree with an economics and/or finance major/specialism.
  • Students from a non-business degree (example – BA or a BSc) but with relevant economics/finance related modules may also be eligible. 
  • Graduates who have achieved a 2nd class honours grade 2 in the degrees listed above and who can demonstrate a high level of performance in the economics/finance related subjects may be considered.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6250 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Waterford

670 - 1050 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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