Suitable for graduates with an educational track record in business, economics, finance or any degree with a significant quantitative element, this programme is a top 50 ranked programme by the Financial Times (FT).
This programme is designed to give you advanced specialist knowledge and a practical understanding of finance theory and practice relevant to the financial services industry.
You will acquire the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as the skills required for a career in the financial services industry - in investment banks, commercial banks, fund management, insurance companies, securitisation and trading houses, stock brokers, and in finance divisions of firms in other industries.
The focus on empirical and theoretical finance research nurtures the desire to conduct independent research beyond completion of the programme, enabling graduates to remain up-to-date with changes in international financial markets.
The MSc in Finance receives special recognition from the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA). As our programme contains at least 70 percent of the CFA body of knowledge, you will benefit from a head start towards the internationally recognised CFA qualification.
The programme can be undertaken on a part-time basis, thus enabling current professionals with the relevant background to combine working life with study, however this is dependent on students’ employment commitments. Note that this is not a dedicated part-time programme and that students will be required to attend lectures, tutorials and complete group assignments in conjunction with the full-time cohort, for whom the schedule is primarily during working hours for a block of hours on several days a week. Modules in autumn trimester will be delivered in a compressed format meaning that modules are taught intensively over two 6 week periods, requiring additional attendance at lectures and tutorials. Employer support is therefore essential.
% Employed after 6 months
Full-Time Programme Duration
Part-Time Programme Duration
Based on 2020/2021 Full-Time Class
36% / 64%
The Smurfit Experience
View our Video Gallery and Webinars On-Demand to gain a deeper insight into our programmes and the student experience. These videos and webinars provide valuable and practical insight as you consider your Business Masters options.
Smurfit Masters Virtual Open Day June 2021
Admissions Virtual Drop In Sessions
Scholarships and Awards
- The Cormac Costelloe Dell Financial Services Scholarship - a scholarship to cover the full tuition fees for the MSc in Finance. Visit the scholarship page for information on how to apply and for Terms & Conditions.
The PWC Maitiú Breathnach Award, amounting to €1,000, is presented to the student on the MSc Finance programme with the best overall performance in semester 1.
- Musgraves award a prize of €1,000 to the top student each year.