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Why Trinity for Finance?

At Trinity Business School, we partner with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association – both of whom have recognised the academic rigour and industry-relevant skills taught to students. 

Our Reputation

Trinity College is one of the oldest and best-known universities in Europe. As the oldest university in Ireland, dating from 1592, Trinity has upheld a reputation of tradition and quality in education.  Trinity College is ranked 1st in Ireland and 78th in the world by QS World University Rankings 2015-16. In Trinity Business School, we have decades of experience in offering masters courses and were among one of the first institutions in the world to offer an MBA over 50 years ago.  Since then we have been innovating with courses to meet the dynamics of global business.

The MSc in Finance was launched in 2009 and is now ranked 5th Best Masters in Corporate Finance, Western Europe, in Eduniversal's Best Masters 2015-16.

Trinity Business School is embedded in a community of people and institutions, allowing you to take full advantage of the networks we have cultivated.

Your class

Small group learning environments will provide you with a more individual encounter with your professors who get to know you, more contact with visiting business professionals and, of course, the opportunity to develop life-long contacts and friendships with your class. Our highly interactive lessons provoke discussion and give opportunities to develop presentation skills, deal with real-life case studies, work in small groups for assignments, take active part in finance simulations all designed to simulate the world of global business in which you will work.    


Located at the financial heart of Dublin

Dublin is a city with a one thousand year history, steeped in heritage and with a genuine spirit of friendliness. Small enough to walk around, yet the center of the Irish Financial Services Center, it is home to half of the world's top 50 banks and to half of the top 20 insurance companies, and an enviable place to study and connect in. Our campus exists right in the heart of this, and our students will take full advantage of the opportunities that this closeness affords through access to industry speakers and networking events.

Design Your Own Degree

We know that every MSc Finance candidate has particular strengths and areas of interest so we have structured our programme accordingly. Students take 8 core modules and supplement this with 4 from a wide range of optional modules. The core modules are designed to give you the skills needed for financial analysis and evaluation, while the optional modules allow you to begin to differentiate yourself via the acquisition of a specific skillset. These optional modules are at the forefront of financial theory and practice and change regularly to reflect the dynamic of modern finance.


Our Bloomberg suite of financial testimonials will bring the pace and excitement of real business into your learning. You can train to use the Bloomberg Professional Service – the same financial market system used by more than 320,000 decision-makers in business and finance globally – to gain an edge in a competitive job market.

Gaining hands-on experience accessing the data used for top-level analysis and trading strategies, you can generate league tables and gain insight into company performance and cyclical trends. If you choose, you can work towards a professional certificate in Bloomberg. The service gives you access to news stories as they break and you will be able to monitor, manipulate and analyse data for specific companies and industries across all market sections.