Course Description

Computational Finance

The MSc in Computational Finance programme is a technically-oriented Masters in Finance programme, which is designed to equip graduates from cognate backgrounds with the combination of advanced technical knowledge and industry-facing skills which employers increasingly require of graduate hires in the international financial services industry. The MSc in Computational Finance programme is highly regarded by employers, due in no small part to its emphasis on a learning-by-doing teaching philosophy, an approach which has been made possible by affording our students frequent exposure to both lecture and workshop classes in Irelands first campus-based (Bloomberg-equipped) Trading Floor, which is housed in the new Kemmy Business School building. Employment prospects for graduates of the programme are exceptional. Please refer to the Graduate Profile tab for some recent examples of graduate employment.

CollegeUniversity of Limerick
Course LocationLimerick City, Limerick
Course CategoryBusiness
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding BodyUniversity of Limerick
Course Duration1 year full-time.
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsThe MSc in Computational Finance is aimed at highly numerate graduates from Ireland and abroad with a background in a cognate discipline such as Economics and Finance and with a grade of 2:2 or higher in a Level 8 primary degree (National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). In addition, graduates from Mathematical Sciences (financial mathematics, actuarial finance, statistics and/or applied probability theory) or Engineering programmes are also welcome to apply for entry to the programme. Recognition of Prior Learning: applications from industry professionals with relevant prior experience in investment or credit institutions, and looking to up-skill in the area of quantitative finance and/or quantitative risk management, will also be considered. In the case of international students a candidate must demonstrate evidence of a high score on the mathematics component of the GMAT examination, or equivalent. In addition, a certified demonstrable achievement in a Standard English Language Competency Test will also be required.
Carear PathTypical career positions might be in quantitative analyst support roles to proprietary trading and risk-management functions; as investment analysts in any of the equity / fixed income / credit / energy commodity asset classes; as investment strategists or traders in hedge funds; as financial analysts in structured finance and/or private wealth management institutions; as risk-managers in middle-office regulation and compliance roles or as risk-analysts in financial regulatory institutions. Graduates of this programme will be equipped with the requisite skills to operate effectively in the global financial services industry and can expect to find interesting and rewarding careers on graduation from the programme. Graduates of the programme will also be well positioned for consideration for entry onto PhD in Finance programmes. A PhD in (Computational) Finance is increasingly seen as a pre-requisite qualification for many of the specialist front-office trading and risk-management jobs now becoming available in the international financial services industry.
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Castletroy, Limerick City, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: V94 T9PX

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