Presentation: Postgraduate study in Financial Economics

Are you interested in postgraduate study and a career in financial markets? If yes, the following presentation will be of interest to you.

MSc Financial Economics (Investment, Banking and Risk Management)

Presenter: Dr Niall O’Sullivan (Programme Director)

Time & Venue: Tuesday 31st March, 1.00pm, Electrical Engineering L1.


The MSc Financial Economics programme is open to graduates with business or quantitative backgrounds including engineering, science, mathematics etc.

The MSc Financial Economics programme at is at the top end of graduate study in finance in Ireland and is designed for high achievers wishing to pursue high-end careers in financial markets. As financial instruments and strategy become increasingly complex, there is a strong demand for graduates with a rigorous grounding in finance as well as strong quantitative skills.

The programme involves advanced study of the practices of investment, banking and risk management. Programme modules cover topics such as asset pricing, portfolio management, international finance, capital markets (equities, bonds, currencies, money, commodities), corporate treasury, derivative securities, risk management, macroeconomics and financial institutions. The programme also involves an applied research project using cutting edge techniques and software.

As well as providing a rigorous grounding in theory and methods, the programme provides candidates with the practical skills and techniques widely used in financial markets. The programme covers much of the CFA Levels 1-3 syllabus and includes regular presentations and workshops from outside practitioners. Students manage their own simulated asset portfolio on-line throughout the programme.

Typical career paths include including investment banking, corporate banking, trading/dealing, fund  management, asset pricing, treasury, global capital markets, risk management, financial analysis and research.


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