MSc Finance

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

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The MSc (Finance) programme is aimed at those wishing to develop a career or pursue advanced studies in business and to specialize in finance (Purpose).  The programme recognizes the importance and provides the opportunity for our students to develop their capacities for strategic thinking, autonomous learning, innovative and agile problem solving and advanced critical enquiry to allow them to critically reflective, engage ethically and develop their understanding of finance in the international business world (Education and subject/discipline/professional values).  We aim to provide a transformative learning environment which pushes programme participants to strategically review business practices and concepts, on an individual basis or collectively in a team environment to allow them advance their own and their team’s capacities for management, critical enquiry, ethical governance, leadership and strong interpersonal engagement. In-class, teamwork and online fora are all drawn upon to contribute to a transformative learning environment.   Students have the opportunity to complete a small primary research project that reflects the importance of a research-led pedagogy on the programme (The nature of the learning environment for students).  Due to the nature of this postgraduate transformative learning experience, this programme draws upon teaching, learning and assessment approaches which help to prepare programme participants to manage the global business environment or further study of it, including case-studies, project work, in class debate, presentations and online resources in the design and delivery of the programme (key approaches to teaching, learning and assessment).

    • Demonstrate an advanced conceptual and practical understanding of business and finance (PG1)
    • Demonstrate an understanding of how to contribute to business and society in a collaborative and ethical fashion. (PG3)
    • Demonstrate management skills and leadership skills during a collaborative team based assessment. (PG1)
    • Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills as a result of a presentation. (PG2)
    • Demonstrate strong in-depth knowledge and critical thinking skills arising from their knowledge of finance (PG1)
    • Demonstrate the capacity to be reflective regarding their personal actions and module assessment. (PG4)
    • Develop collaborative learning and team-work skills by engaging in module-related team activities. (PG2)
    • Display the ability to think critically and analytically about business practices and their impact on society. (PG3)
    • Plan and execute a small scale primary research project on a business related topic. (PG2)

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