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The Degree of Master


MSc (Financial Economics)

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

The MSc (Financial Economics) may be taken full-time over 12 months or part-time over 24 months from the date of first registration for the programme. It is intended for graduates of any discipline with a quantitative element, a BComm, BSc (Finance), BA, Postgraduate Diploma in Business Economics, BSc (Mathematical Sciences), BSc (Computer Science), BSc (Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science), BE or equivalent qualifications.

Entry Requirements
Applicants must have:

Consideration may be given to applicants who do not meet the above criteria but who have sufficient relevant professional experience subject to approval by the Faculty of Commerce.

Programme Requirements
The programme is taken in two parts as set out below. Part I consists of a combination of examinations and coursework in a set of specified taught modules to the value of 60 credits. Part II consists of a minor thesis (max. 8,000 words) to the value of 30 credits.

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part I
Macroeconomics for Financial Markets (5 credits)
EC6002 Financial Institutions and Money Markets (5 credits)
EC6003 International Finance (5 credits)
EC6006 Treasury Risk Management (5 credits)
EC6007 Portfolio Management (10 credits)
EC6008 Asset Returns and Valuation (10 credits)
EC6009 Research Methods (5 credits)
EC6012 Applied Econometrics (10 credits)
plus either
EC6004 Regulation and Compliance in Capital Markets (5 credits)
EC6005 Derivatives Securities (5 credits)

Part II
EC6010 Minor Thesis in Financial Economics (30 credits)
Students must present the thesis by the third Friday in September of the academic year, following completion of Part I.

Module descriptions are contained in the Book of Modules 2013/2014.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2014 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2013/2014.

See also General Regulations for the Degree of Master.

Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc (Financial Economics) (NFQ Level 9, Major award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

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