MA in Finance
The MA in Finance Programme offered by the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting is structured to provide international quality training in Finance, Economics and Econometrics. This one-year taught programme is built on a 4-term model, designed to provide a thorough grounding in the principles of finance as well as the analytical tools required in financial decision-making.
The degree is targeted at high quality undergraduate students who have obtained at least a 2:1 degree in Economics or a related subject. Our graduates have a proven track record in securing employment within the financial sector both in Ireland and abroad. Students who have completed this programme have gone on to achieve successful careers in stock broking, consultancy, investment and retail banking, as well as in policy related institutions such as the Central Bank of Ireland and the Economic and Social Research Institute.
In addition students who excel in this programme will be eligible to apply for admission to our PhD programme. Interested students may obtain application forms from the department.
The Programme has a 4-term structure. The taught modules (each carrying a weight of 5 ECTS) are outlined below. In addition, in Terms 1-3, modules are accompanied by an extensive set of seminars, designed to give the student practice in the application of material covered in lectures. A 30-ECTS Thesis (FN690) must also be completed and submitted by mid-August.
Further details on modules is available at http://www.nuim.ie/courses/?Target=CS&Mode=SEARCH
Students must take the following taught modules:
- EC601: Microeconomic Theory 1
- EC605A: Mathematics for Economists
- EC605B: Fundamentals of Econometrics
EC602: Microeconomic Theory 2
EC606: Econometrics 1
FN607: Financial Economics
EC607: Econometrics 2
FN608: Advanced Derivatives
Students take two from the following (all modules may not be offered in every year)
FN609: International Finance
FN610: Market Microstructure
FN613: Corporate Finance