The 2-year MA Finance programme is structured to provide an international quality education in Finance, Economics and Econometrics for students with an interest in, and aptitude for, Finance but no necessary prior background. This programme provides rigorous graduate level training in Finance to a standard appropriate to a professional practitioner.
The programme is designed to help the student become a problem solver and therefore enhance their flexibility in the job market. It is a stimulating and challenging degree that equips successful graduates with economic, financial, quantitative and communication skills that are highly sought by employers in the public and private sectors.
This degree is part of the Maynooth University Affiliation Program of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute.
An honours primary degree in any discipline. Students without any knowledge of Finance are strongly advised to have a good background in Statistics and Quantitative Methods and/or to be prepared to undertake substantial independent study to equip themselves with the expected level of Finance. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.
The first year is an intensive and extensive introduction to the world of Economics and Finance. The aim is that by the year-end, students will be at the same level as a graduate of a BA/BBS/BSc graduate in Economics and/or Finance. Students will cover the basic concepts, empirical methods and applications in Investment, Derivatives, International Finance and Econometrics as well as choosing field courses of interest from a range of optional modules.
The second year builds upon this and is structured to be stimulating and challenging. Students take core modules in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Financial Economics, as well as specialised field modules that may include Financial Risk Analysis, Advanced Derivatives, Corporate Finance, International Finance, Market Microstructure, International Trade and Labour Economics. Students are also required to undertake an independent research thesis, which will be supervised by a staff member, by using skills attained from the taught modules.
Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.