The Banking and Finance Group is the largest of its kind in Ireland and has an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching. Our vision is to be among the top academic Banking and Finance groups in Europe by providing a relevant and challenging curriculum for its students, delivered by excellent faculty committed to quality in teaching and research. Through our undergraduate programmes and postgraduate taught programmes we aspire to provide for our students an environment that facilitates the acquisition of knowledge and skills suitable for entry into the banking and finance sector.
The interaction between research and teaching is one of the key features distinguishing leading business schools around the world. We clearly recognise the link between research and teaching and strenuously promotes the development of high quality research.
The Banking and Finance Group has a specific commitment to research and our Faculty members are published in journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance, Management Science, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting and the Journal of Futures Markets.
'Method of payment and risk mitigation in cross-border mergers and acquisitions'
Huang, P., Officer, M., Powell, R. (2016); Journal of Corporate Finance, 40 :216-234
'Media-expressed negative tone and firm-level stock returns'
Ahmad K., Han J., Hutson, E., Kearney, C., and Liu,S. (2016); Journal of Corporate Finance, 37 (2016):152-172
'Portfolio Analysis Using Stochastic Dominance, Relative Entropy, and Empirical Likelihood'
Post, T. and V. Potì (2016); Management Science
'Can Metropolitan Housing Risk Be Diversified? A Cautionary Tale from the Recent Boom and Bust'
Cotter, John; Stuart Gabriel and Richard Roll (2015); Review of Financial Studies, 28 :913-936
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UCD Smurfit School's MSc in Finance ranked 36th in Global Financial Times Ranking
UCD Smurfit School has had its full-time MSc in Finance programme ranked 36th in the world and 31st in Europe, in the prestigious Financial Times Top 60 Global Master in Finance rankings.
UCD Smurfit School welcomes Norman C.T. Liu as Adjunct Professor
UCD Smurfit School welcomes Norman C.T. Liu as Adjunct Professor joining the faculty to deliver Europe’s first Masters in Aviation Finance.
Economics pioneer awarded honorary degree
Professor Michael J. Brennan, one of the leading pioneers of the massive growth in the area of financial economics, is awarded Honorary Degree at the recent UCD Conferring Ceremonies.
UCD Smurfit School's MSc in Finance ranked in Financial Times Global Ranking.
UCD Smurfit School’s full-time MSc Finance programme has been ranked 34th in the world and 29th in Europe, according to the prestigious 2016 Financial Times Top 50 Global Master in Finance Ranking.
UCD Smurfit School introduces Europe's first Masters in Aviation Finance
IAG’s Willie Walsh launches programme among Irish global leaders in aviation.
Aircraft leasing: flying into the future
Ireland is flying high when it comes to aircraft leasing - but we can't take future success for granted,
Continued expansion of Faculty at UCD Business
Continued expansion of Faculty at UCD Business reflects its ability to attract the very best international and national academic staff.
Reinforcing Ireland's Global Leadership in Aviation Finance
The sector is set to boom over the next two decades, and our MSc will equip the next generation.
'Ireland is well placed to grow Financial Services jobs by one third'
Opinion piece in the Sunday Independent by Dr. Cal Muckley of UCD Business, entitled ‘Ireland is well placed to grow Financial Services jobs by one third’.
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