Postgraduate study in Economics, Finance and Accounting at Maynooth University

The Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at Maynooth University is a leading provider of postgraduate training in this sector. We are ranked in the top 3.3% of all economic institutions in the world for the quality of our graduate education. We achieve this success by offering students direct engagement and support from a vibrant group of academics with an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching and with vast experience of advising government and industry on the Irish economic development. 

Masters in Economics & Finance

The Masters programmes in Economics and Finance at Maynooth University are structured to provide international quality training in Economics, Econometrics, and Finance and to provide a firm foundation for students continuing into MLitt or PhD research. 

MSc Economic and Financial Risk Analysis

With an excellent employability record and a 3 month work placement, the 1 year full-time MSc Economic and Financial Risk Analysis provides essential training to our Masters students, going on to careers at the Economic and Social Research Institute, the Central Bank of Ireland, Accenture, AIB, Ulster Bank, HedgeServ and more.

For applicants with less experience, there are 2 year full-time conversion Masters options available in Economics, Finance and Financial Risk Analysis.

Masters in Accounting

The 1 year full-time Masters Programme in Accounting provides students with the key competencies required by a professional accountant in an ever-changing business and ethical environment.  Students will be encouraged to develop critical and analytical skills and apply their knowledge to unstructured situations. Successful Masters in Accounting graduates are entitled to full exemption from CAP 11 examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland. There is also a 2 year full-time conversion Masters into Accounting for applicants with less experience.

Higher Diploma options

The Higher Diploma in Finance is designed to equip students, whose Primary Degrees have an Economics component and who have some background in Accounting, with a thorough grounding in Finance.

The Higher Diploma in Economic Science is designed to enhance the skills in Economics of students whose Primary Degrees have an Economics component.

The Higher Diploma in Professional Accounting is a conversion programme for graduates with a non relevant accounting background. It aims to equip students with the key competencies equivalent to an undergraduate programme in accounting and full exemptions from CAP 1 examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
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