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The MSc in Finance from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School gives you the specialised skills and knowledge you need for a career in the financial services sector.  94% of our graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. Source: Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey, published in December 2023.

Potential careers for our graduates include:


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Alumni Insights

Jeremy Debono

Venture Capital Associate at Elkstone, MSc Finance 2021

"Pursuing the MSc Finance at UCD Smurfit was truly a transformative experience. The university has an exceptional track record of producing top-level professionals, and I was eager to join the ranks. I was not disappointed - the engaging lectures were delivered by experienced and knowledgeable faculty, and the challenging coursework provided me with a solid foundation in finance. I was grateful for the opportunities to network and gain real-world experience, which helped me launch my career in venture capital. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to excel in finance and make a meaningful impact in the industry."

Jagriti Sapra

MSc Finance 2020, Senior Tax Consultant at PwC Ireland

"I chose the programme as it offers well designed core modules that combine both financial theory and application to real-world situations through multiple projects using industry leading software such as Bloomberg Terminals and MATLAB. The course is taught by world-class academics with extensive professional experience and the cultural diversity of my classmates allowed me to understand and acclimate to different working styles in an international environment. I am thankful to UCD for bundling vast knowledge in a short span that gave me an employability edge and helped me secure my current role at PwC. Overall, I would highly recommend this course for anyone who is eager to grow a career in Finance."

Lauren Mellon

MSc Finance 2019, Investment Banking Manager at Numis

"After obtaining my undergraduate degree in Global Business at DCU and Northeastern University, I chose to study the MSc Finance at UCD Smurfit School as I wanted to gain further expertise in Finance ahead of pursuing a career in the field. While interviewing at different banks, it became clear that the MSc Finance at UCD Smurfit School are highly regarded by top organisations, including those in London where I focused on applying. The interaction between the MSc Finance, MSc Quantitative Finance, and MSc Aviation Finance courses provided for great exposure to a diverse group of individuals as well as the ability to gain varied technical skills and knowledge. Despite a steep learning curve and heavy workload, the year was challenging, but equally rewarding as I felt I had a strong baseline knowledge and was prepared for a fast-paced dynamic role in Investment Banking when I started my career at Numis in London."

UCD Careers Network

The UCD Smurfit Career Development Centre team will work with you to define your career path and support you in developing the career-related skills, know-how, and confidence to pursue your post-MSc career goals.

Our holistic programme is designed to support you at key points in your career development.  Our programme is structured into three key stages, designed to support you in building and driving your own career.

A variety of workshops, events, one-to-one career appointments and access to a range of online tools and resources prepare you for future opportunities. 

Learn more about the UCD Careers Network 

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