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UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

12 months
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This Finance program from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is suitable for graduates with an educational track record in business, economics, finance or any degree with a significant quantitative element.


This programme is designed to give you advanced specialist knowledge and a practical understanding of finance theory and practice relevant to the financial services industry.

You will acquire the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as the skills required for a career in the financial services industry - in investment banks, commercial banks, fund management, insurance companies, securitisation and trading houses, stock brokers, and in finance divisions of firms in other industries.

The focus on empirical and theoretical finance research nurtures the desire to conduct independent research beyond completion of the programme, enabling graduates to remain up-to-date with changes in international financial markets.

The programme can be undertaken on a part-time basis, thus enabling current professionals with a business-related background to combine working life with study. 

Career opportunities

The MSc in Finance from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School gives you the specialised skills and knowledge you need for a career in the financial services sector.

Graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. (Source:  Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey)

Potential careers for our graduates include:

  • Stock Brokerage
  • Portfolio Management
  • Corporate Finance Consulting
  • Investment Banking
  • Venture Capita
  • Trading
  • Regulation
  • Senior Treasury Analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Capital Markets and Instrument
  • Derivative Securities
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Theory
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Empirical Corporate Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

An honours bachelors degree in:

  • Business/Commerce to include a number of quantitative subjects such as Economics or Finance, or
  • Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a Finance-related-area
  • with a minimum 2.1 award at NFQ Level 8 (or international equivalent) in a. or b. above.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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