Statistician, Central Statistics Office
BA Economics and German (2016) MA Economics (2017)
Dr. Adele Whelan
Research Officer, ERSI
BA in Economics Music and Mathematics, MA in Economics and PhD in Economics
Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (2018) and MSc Economics (2019)
"Deciding to study in Maynooth was one of the best decisions I’ve ever taken.
The friendships I’ve made and the knowledge I’ve gained will carry me forward
for years to come. Going to MU gave me the chance to learn from expert academics
in a friendly environment. The people there are fantastic – they take a genuine interest
in their students and were always helpful & supportive. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in MU
and I would recommend studying there to anyone. Studying in Maynooth will broaden
your mind and your horizons, personal and professional."
HANNAH ORTEGA MCCORMACK
Transfer Agency Specialist, State Street
BA Double Major in Economics and Spanish (2018)
The Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Spanish was both challenging and rewarding.
The lecturers are approachable and always offer support. It is thanks to this BA from
Maynooth University that I am now working at State Street as a Transfer Agency Specialist.
BA International Finance and Economics (2018)
"I am currently studying at the University of Amsterdam doing a Master’s degree
in Quantitative Finance. My time at Maynooth University allowed me to build a solid
understanding of the fundamentals needed to progress my learning. I would strongly recommend
the BA International Finance and Economics as it provided me with both strong theoretical
and quantitative knowledge."
Credit Risk Specialist (Acting Head of Credit Risk), Interactive Brokers
BA Economics and Business (2018)
“At Interactive Brokers, users are offered an online brokerage and trading platform for
professional and non-professional investors - including products like margin lending to
help increase accessibility to wealth growth for all users. I have been tasked with building
out a credit risk function, from a second line of defence perspective. This includes the creation
of a risk management framework, policies and procedures. Over the longer term, my focus
will adjust more toward the on-going analysis, assessment and monitoring of credit risk within
the European business from the Irish entity, as well as, challenging the decision-making of the
first line of defence function and adjustment of risk metrics. My experience in Maynooth University
has provided me the technical and soft skills required, as well as the self-esteem and self-awareness,
to take this next step in my career in the Fintech sector, following my time at the Central Bank of Ireland.
I continue to leverage the engaging and approachable department staff, I built relationships with
during my time in Maynooth University, to guide my career decisions.”
Economist | Goodbody Stockbrokers
MSc Economics (2019) and BA Economics and International Development (2018)
“Studying my BA and MSc at Maynooth University allowed me to realise my full potential.
Having not studied economics at Leaving Certificate, I was awarded the Denis Conniffe prize
for 1st place in undergraduate Econometrics thanks to the extensive support offered by the department.
The faculty in the department always had an extraordinary willingness to help me in reaching my goals,
and in return for hard work and determination, they opened up a multitude of opportunities
for both during and after my time there."