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Programme Code MSCFIND
Programme Duration 1
Programme Level 9
EQF Level 7
EHEA Level Second Cycle
Programme Credits 90
Semester Duration 1 Week(s)
Language of Instruction English
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Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

Assimilate and evaluate financial theories, techniques and tools
Select, categorise, appraise and employ advanced financial and quantitative tools and models, as well as techniques in advanced problem-solving scenarios and apply best practice to complex financial problems
Select, evaluate, disseminate and address deficiencies in contemporary theories pertaining to investment management and corporate finance issues, with particular emphasis on risk management, regulation, and fund management.
Demonstrate the mastery to intuitively select, comprehend and apply appropriate information in order to solve the particular issue(s) being attended to.
Develop appropriate frameworks for analysing complex and dynamic financial problems in order to devise/adapt solutions in light of customer/market demands, regulatory provisions and technological developments.
Demonstrate a judicious awareness of the diversity and complexity of international professional ethical and corporate governance standards (including corporate social responsibility) necessary in contemporary financial decision making
Identify and formulate appropriate research questions and associated methodologies to address contemporary complex financial problems and hence formulate explanations for research findings.
Demonstrate advanced analytical skills in relation to quantitative and qualitative research design.
Research independently, develop, and present detailed solutions to practical financial problems across a range of scenarios, and in particular where an incomplete data set is present.
Evaluate and defend the rationale for investment decisions, risk management strategies and use of particular analytical tools, techniques or technologies in light of research findings while cognisant of regulatory and governance codes and laws.
Apply ethical leadership in practice by selecting appropriate leadership styles for a given situation.
Contribute accordingly either as team leader or group member to the overall strategic decision-making process within multidisciplinary group settings evident in financial market environments and demonstrate competence in the management of disparate functional elements (including planning, analysis, resource allocation, implementation, evaluation and governance).
Appreciate the dynamic nature of financial markets and the need to assimilate advanced and disparate knowledge skills and techniques across the domain and as such, exercise substantial personal autonomy in the development of knowledge resources and skills to address these changes.
Critically reflect on the role of financial markets within the global economy through identifying and formulating appropriate research questions and associated methodologies to address contemporary complex financial problems, hence formulate explanations for research findings, and critically evaluate the importance of findings in the wider sectorial context.
Actively seek out opportunities for personal and professional development for example through professional bodies and/or not for profit/give back initiatives.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H9AV Asset Valuation
H9FSA Financial Statement Analysis
H9QMF Quantitative Methods in Finance
Module Code Title
H9CSS Capstone Seminar Series
H9RSMTH Research Methods

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H9ASA Applied Security Analysis
H9CF Corporate Finance
H9DRM Derivatives and Risk Managment
H9FE Fundamentals of Financial Econometrics
H9PFM Portfolio Management

Stage 1 / Semester 3

Module Code Title
H9DISSER_A Dissertation
H9EG Ethics and Governance
H9FQM Financial and Quantitative Modelling
H9FR Financial Regulation at work