Course Overview

The MSc in Corporate Finance is a one-year, full-time programme that prepares graduates for a wide range of careers in the financial sector. 

This programme is designed to equip you with analytical and decision-making skills relevant to the finance industry. It combines specialist knowledge, practical insight and an advanced understanding of corporate finance theory and practice. Potential careers include roles in investment banking, commercial banking, fund management, insurance, corporate finance services, and in finance divisions of firms in other industries and sectors. 

Learning Outcomes
  • Apply effective decision making to global business problems.
  • Identify, analyse and solve applied problems in individual – and team-based settings.      
  • Evaluate and apply tools in the core business disciplines of Finance, Accounting and Economics to solve technical problems and contribute to solving strategic problems.
  • Analyse and evaluate corporate finance and investment problems using appropriate techniques, practices, and theories.
  • Critically analyse and interpret how global financial markets and investment firms operate.
  • Develop analytical, ethical, and communication skills to contribute to both personal and organisational development.

 *We will secure internship opportunities, but it is at the discretion of employers as to whether they shortlist and offer a position to applicants. In case a student cannot secure an internship, two summer schools must be completed.

MSc Corporate Finance Scholarships

NUI Galway is offering two Scholarships for the MSc in Corporate Finance commencing September 2019; one scholarship up to the value of 50% of the EU tuition fees and one scholarship up to the value of 50% of the Non-EU tuition fees.

For more information on the scholarship application process, please contact Melissa O’Hea, BIS and Accounting & Finance Discipline Administrator at melissa.ohea@nuigalway.ie . Please note that to be considered for this merit-based scholarship, applicants must be accepted to their chosen programme and must complete a separate scholarship application form.

The application deadline is as follows:

  • Non-EU Scholarship - 5 pm on 31st May 2019. 
  • EU Scholarship – 5 pm on 28th June 2019. 

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System. 

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

An honours bachelors degree in

(a) Business/Commerce to include a number of quantitative subjects such as Economics or Finance or
(b) A quantitative based degree such as Engineering, Mathematics, Physics

with a minimum 2.1 award at NFQ Level 8 (or international equivalent) in (a) or (b) above.

Applicants should have demonstrated strong academic ability (a 1.1 or 2.1, or equivalent) in a number of quantitative modules in their degree, such as mathematics, statistics, or econometrics.

English Language Requirement: IELTS score of 6.5, or equivalent, if relevant.


Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year, full-time

Next start date

September 2019

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

25

Closing Date

Offers are made on a rolling basis. Please refer to the review/closing date website.

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

90

Award

CAO

Course code

1MRF1

Course Outline

Indicative list of Modules

  • Accounting and Financial Analysis
  • Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • Accounting for Management
  • Intermediate International Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Business & Society (Ethics)
  • Applied Portfolio Management
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Accounting for Management Control
  • Advanced International Financial Reporting
  • Global Economics for International Managers
  • Derivatives & Risk Management      
  • Financial Data and Analytics with SAP

Summer Schools X2

  • Managing Organisational Performance
  • Analytical and Communications Skills Development 

Or

  • 10 Week Work Placement*

 *We will secure internship opportunities, but it is at the discretion of employers as to whether they shortlist and offer a position to applicants. In case a student cannot secure an internship, two summer schools must be completed.

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Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

This programme is designed to equip you with analytical and decision making skills relevant for the finance industry. It combines specialist knowledge, practical insight and an advanced understanding of corporate finance theory and practice. Potential careers include roles in investment banking, commercial banking, fund management, insurance, corporate finance services, and in finance divisions of firms in other industries and sectors.

Course Outline

Indicative modules

  • Accounting and Financial Analysis
  • Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • Accounting for Management
  • Intermediate International Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Business & Society (Ethics)
  • Applied Portfolio Management
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Accounting for Management Control
  • Advanced International Financial Reporting
  • Global Economics for International Managers
  • Derivatives & Risk Management      
  • Financial Data and Analytics with SAP

Summer Schools x 2

  • Managing Organisational Performance
  • Analytical and Communications Skills Development 

Or

  • 10-week Work Placement*

 *We will secure internship opportunities, but it is at the discretion of employers as to whether they shortlist and offer a position to applicants. In case a student cannot secure an internship, two summer schools must be completed.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€9,000 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Tuition

€€8,776 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Non EU

€16,400 p.a. 2019/20
Note to Non EU students: Learn about the 24 month Stayback Visa here

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Feedback from Industry

Austin

Austin Sammon |   Partner, Audit & Business Advisory, Mazars

We live in a world where non-traditional sources of finance are becoming mainstream in developed economies – the ability to speak their language and interpret financial information is paramount to accessing this finance. Knowledge of a company’s industry to decide on the ideal debt / equity mix and building of a network gained from colleagues taking part in the MSc in Corporate Finance are valuable tools which will elevate you from a traditional accountant and ensure your progression to executive level with key strategic decision making powers
Kathy

Kathy Joyce |   Senior Associate, Talent Team, EY

We at EY are delighted to hear about NUI Galway’s unique new MSc in Corporate Finance launching this year. We have worked closely with NUIG and their masters' students over the last number of years and it is very evident that the skills these students learn and built upon through studying at NUI Galway are highly transferable in today's working world. This new MSc in Corporate Finance is coming at a great time where we here at EY need trusted business advisers in our Corporate Finance sector due to the incredible growth in the area and numerous opportunities arising from this.
Ronan

Ronan Murray |   Partner, Corporate Finance, Deloitte

At Deloitte, success is about protecting, enhancing and realising value for our clients. That is how our Corporate Finance team makes a lasting impact that matters. Our market-leading team offers a full range of services from M&A advisory to due diligence, valuation, debt advisory and restructuring services. Our team has been growing strongly over the last number of years, and we have been at the forefront of a number of significant transactions with major Irish clients. We seek Corporate Finance trainees eager to develop their analytical and decision making skills to deliver innovative, effective solutions tailored towards our clients’ specific requirements. The new MSc in Corporate Finance offered by NUI Galway will offer graduates an opportunity to equip themselves with the essential tools and techniques necessary to develop a career in Corporate Finance.
Chris

Chris Ball |   Corporate Finance Partner, RBK Chartered Accountants

Developing a career in Corporate Finance involves so much more than the technical application of accounting standards and reporting. Being able to make a positive difference to clients in their decision making means being able to absorb and analyse data across the business, the industry sector and the wider economy, whilst also being aware of the global macro-economic factors that affect a client’s business. Applying this analysis to practical business and investment decisions, which are becoming more and more complex, is a critical skill for our team. The programme and course content of the MSc in Corporate Finance offered by NUIG contains the tools and learning points that will give graduates a head start in pursuing a career in this field.

Best College of Business 2019

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Financial Data and Analytics with SAP

 

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