NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

International Finance J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics College of Business, Public Policy and Law

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MEconSc DURATION: 1 year, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 30 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MIF1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

Your Course This programme is specifically designed with dedicated courses to deepen your understanding of the forces driving the global economy and the operations of international financial markets. The programme provides a rigorous foundation on the theory of international finance and the necessary technical skills used in applied financial markets analysis, with a particular emphasis on fundamental tools for financial analysis such as R, Python, and Excel. The programme includes such modules as Financial Econometrics; Microeconomic Theory; Global Financial Economics; Financial Data Analytics; Economics and the Global Economy; Financial and Macroeconomic History; and 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. As a graduate of this programme, you will combine your knowledge, skills and competences to evaluate investment opportunities, carry out research to develop financial solutions, and leverage your numerical and analytical skills to communicate technical information in a simple format to your clients, employers, and public sector agencies. This course can also be a stepping stone to a PhD programme. Minimum Entry Requirements Normally a Second Class Honours undergraduate degree, usually a Grade 1, or a H2.1 in the Higher Diploma in Business Studies, is required (or equivalent international qualification). IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable. FIND OUT MORE AT: international-finance.html

CONTACT Cian Twomey T: 353 91 493121 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Unique programme and specialisations: This is the only master ’s programme offered in Ireland that specialises in international finance. 2. The programme places special emphasis on current issues in international economic policy. 3. It concentrates on recent developments in the areas of multinational investment flows, the dynamics of exchange rates, risk management and asset pricing.

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