Maynooth MSc in Economic and Financial Risk Analysis now an academic partner for the GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 11:15

The MSc in Economic and Financial Risk Analysis offered by the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at Maynooth University has been approved as an academic partner for the GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals).

The MSc was launched in response to the changing economic and financial environment and is designed to provide students with the fundamental concepts and the necessary tools required by the financial sector. The degree focuses on Financial Risk Analysis, Derivatives, Investments and Econometrics and the challenging curriculum covers cutting edge quantitative and modeling techniques that will enable the student to adapt to the ever changing world of risk management.

GARP’s Academic Partnership Program was created to help colleges and universities improve their risk management course offerings.
This distinction recognises the quality and the breadth of the teaching that we provided for that degree. It is a clear signal that the programme provides an excellent preparation for a future job in the banking and financial sectors and for the FRM examinations.
Following the new partnership with Maynooth Dr. Chris Donohue, Managing Director and Head of Research & Educational Programs for GARP said 

“GARP is very pleased to welcome Maynooth University to the GARP Partnership for Risk Education. The MSc in Economic & Financial Risk Analysis offered by the Department of Economics, Finance & Accounting is a rigorous, challenging program. Its mixture of theory and practical application affords students a quality educational experience. The program ensures that its students will be well-positioned to pursue the FRM designation and to assume strategic roles within the global risk management profession."
"Academic Partners play a crucial role in educating the next generation of highly qualified risk managers. By aligning with GARP, the institution join a network of the world’s top risk practitioners and academics, allowing them to create better curriculums that reflect the latest international standards."
You can find a link to the GARP webpage at!/about/academic-partnerships