Course Overview

This joint programme between the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway and the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick has been developed to meet ongoing up-skilling and re-training needs of specific sectors of the regional economy (business, financial services, ICT etc.) while also building upon both Universities’ complementary teaching strengths and areas of expertise. 

This MSc programme is designed to develop, build and enhance finance and ICT capabilities and skills for people working in private and public sector contexts. 

While covering key future skills needs, the programme provides students with an opportunity to update, build and improve key strengths and capabilities, redirect their careers and/or consider how they can create their own employment or develop new routes to employment.

This joint MSc takes advantage of the strategic alliance between NUI Galway and UL. Students will benefit from the combined areas of expertise from both these institutions in an area identied by the Government as providing key future skills for Ireland. 

Applications and Selections

Applications are via UL@ http://www.ul.ie

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

This taught programme assesses students using traditional exam-ination methods along with continuous assessment assignments. A substantial project or a research dissertation is also a required component of this programme.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

This programme is aimed at highly numerate business graduates from Ireland and abroad with a specialisation in Economics and/or Finance, and with a relevant degree qualification from a university or other internationally recognised academic institution or authority, corresponding to Level 8 of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), to a minimum standard of Second Class Honours (or equivalent).

Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year

Next start date

September 2016

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

10

Closing Date

24 June 2016

Next start date

September 2016

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

90

Award

CAO

PAC code

Applications are via UL @ http://www.ul.ie

Course Outline

Autumn Semester (University of Limerick):

Modules taken include:

  •  Financial Information Analysis
  •  International Corporate Finance
  •  Research Methods in Finance
  •  Implementing Market Models

Plus one elective module from the following:

  • Derivative Instruments
  • Wealth and Portfolio Management 
  • Dynamic Asset Pricing Theory


Spring Semester (NUI Galway):

Modules taken include:

  •  Information Systems Management
  •  Enterprise Systems
  •  Decision Systems and Business Analytics
  •  Seminar in Finance and Information Systems


Optional modules:

  • Information Systems Security and Ethics
  • e-Commerce Strategy
  • Innovation Systems Security
  • Financial Econometrics

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

While covering key future skills needs, the programme provides students with an opportunity to update, build and improve key strengths and capabilities, redirect their careers and/or consider how they can create their own employment or develop new routes to employment. The programme aims to provide essential ICT technical skills, but equally aims to deliver financial management skills and financial decision-making acumen—critical for employees in the targeted industrial sectors and central to Ireland’s future economic growth.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,755 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Tuition

€6,531 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Non EU

€13,250 p.a. 2015/16

50% of total EU (or NON EU) fee is payable to NUIG and 50% of total EU (or NON EU) fee is payable to UL.

Payment to NUI Galway:  EU:  €3,377.50; NON EU:  €6,625.

Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant – please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

Find out More

Dr Murray Scott

T: +353 (0) 91 49-5283 
E: murray.scott@nuigalway.ie