Master of Business (Economics and Finance)

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Master of Business (Economics and Finance)

Waterford Institute of Technology
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  • 90
  • Campus
  • Masters
  • 1 year


The Master of Business (Economics and Finance Stream) is a challenging one-year taught programme aimed at preparing graduates for a career in finance or in economics.The course was developed in response to demand from financial service companies for specialist graduates with advanced  skills and knowledge in areas such as econometrics, financial derivatives, data analytics and advanced financial analysis and interpretation.The course was developed in collaboration with companies in the financial services sector with the aim of producing high quality graduates with quantitative and analytical skills who would have a capability to work in specialist roles in economics and finance.

The delivery of the programme incorporates lectures, workshops by leading financial experts, a dedicated seminar programme on topics relating to finance and economics and visits to financial services companies. Additional practice-based training is provided in key skills areas such as econometrics, derivatives, analytics and corporate financial interpretation. Students receive specialised training in quantitative financial methods, business simulation and monetary economics and use the full range of financial software that is available to students within the Business School including Thomson One Banker, StockTrak and Financial Times. 

Admission Requirements

  • A H1 or 2.1 overall award in a strong specialist business/economics and finance undergraduate degree or a general business undergraduate degree with an economics and/or finance major/specialism.

  • Students from a non-business degree (example – BA or a BSc) but with relevant economics/finance related modules may also be eligible. 

  • Graduates who have achieved a 2nd class honours grade 2 in the degrees listed above and who can demonstrate a high level of performance in the economics/finance related subjects may be considered.

Courses Units

You need to complete 90 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

More Information

The course addresses a clear need for graduates skilled in the application of specialist financial techniques including econometrics and data analysis techniques. The programme provides graduates with practical and quantitative skills in financial analysis, corporate financial interpretation, financial derivatives and risk management  The learning and assessment approach in heavily informed by industry with participation from leading financial service companies in the delivery of th e programme

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