TCD Business School Launches New Masters in Finance

Posted on: 15 September 2008

TCD’s Business School’s new MSc in Finance was launched on September 12, 2008 by Chief Economist at NIB, Ronnie O’Toole.

Commenting on the significance of the new Masters, Course Director and Professor of Finance, Professor Brian Lucey said:  “The MSc in Finance is an exciting new development for TCD’s School of Business. Designed ‘bottom up’ as a pure Masters in Finance, rather than emerging as an outgrowth of existing programmes, it has a number of features that make it an innovative entrant in Irish fourth level business education. The course has been designed in conjunction with industry, and in particular allows students to focus on the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) body of knowledge”.
“It features an innovative delivery style, each module being delivered on an IBD – intensive bloc delivery – method. Increasingly common in continental Europe and mimicking the delivery of training in industry, a module of 24 hours of class contact is provided over a one-week basis. Educational research indicates that this approach yields superior learning outcomes for professional courses”.
“This approach also facilitates using teaching faculty from around the world. Faculty from Australia, Chile, Switzerland, the USA and the UK will deliver specialist courses, reinforcing at an early stage the international nature of finance”.
“A further advantage of the IBD model is that it allows for great flexibility in that it allows the overall degree to evolve rapidly in response to industry needs. Optional modules can, in principle, be added even within the course of a degree”.
“With over 40 students from around the world, and a mixture of full and part time students, the class is a dynamic group of individuals. We are especially grateful to NCB who have provided a scholarship to this programme.”

The degree can be taken on a full or part-time basis, fulltime over one year and part-time over two years. Students have a choice of courses covering Alternative Investments, Behavioural Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Data Analysis, Enterprise Risk Management, Equity and Bond Valuation, Financial Econometrics, Financial Informatics, Financial Statement Analysis, Advanced Financial Statements, International Finance, Investment Theory, MATLAB programming, Portfolio Management and the Pricing of Derivative Instruments

Classes of the new course commenced this week.