M.Econ.Sc. in International Finance

Overview

This programme is specifically designed with dedicated courses to deepen students’ understanding of the forces driving the global economy and the operations of the international financial markets. The programme provides both a rigorous foundation in the theory of international finance and necessary technical skills used in applied financial market analysis.

It provides an emphasis on current issues in international economic policy and on recent developments in the areas of multinational investment flows, dynamics of exchange rates, risk management and asset pricing. Students gain a deeper understanding of both the microstructure and macroeconomic implications of these issues, and necessary technical skills for analysing financial data using computer simulation based models.

The financial services industry, which is a part of the internationally traded services sector, has been identified by the Irish government as one of the key sectors for the delivery of high value-added jobs in Ireland and a crucial sector in the further development of Ireland’s knowledge-based economy.

The programme provides a special emphasis on current issues in international economic policy and on recent developments in the areas of multinational investment flows, dynamics of exchange rates, risk management and asset pricing.

Students gain a deeper understanding of both the microstructure and macroeconomic implications of these issues, and necessary technical skills for analysing financial data using computer simulation based models.

Outline

The programme includes such modules as:

  • Macroeconomic theory
  • International finance
  • Financial econometrics I (time series analysis)
  • Seminar in financial economics I (portfolio theory)
  • Quantitative methods in finance
  • International monetary economics
  • Financial econometrics II (applied portfolio modelling)
  • Seminar in financial economics II (derivatives and risk management)
  • Students also complete a minor dissertation.

Career opportunities

Graduates with the skills taught in this programme are highly valued by commercial banks, investment banks and other financial institutions, by public institutions such as central banks, and by multinational corporations.

Employers of graduates of this programme include Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, First Derivatives, the European Central Bank, and the Central Bank of Ireland.

This programme can also be a stepping stone to a PhD programme.

 

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