MSc Economic & Financial Risk Analysis provides advanced training in economic and financial risk analysis, and the opportunity for original research in this area.
There is a growing demand for risk analysis specialists from a wide range of financial, industrial and governmental organizations. Possible career paths include positions in risk management and reporting in the corporate sector, capital adequacy and control for banking and insurance, central bank and other government roles, and risk management consulting for finance and industry.
Students acquire quantitative and statistical foundations for measuring and analysing risk, the relevant foundations in financial and economic pricing theory and an advanced understanding of financial derivatives. They also undertake original research on a risk analysis topic. Students must take two of the optional modules. Not every optional module will be offered every year.
At least a 2.1 honours degree in Finance or Economics or a degree with substantial quantitative component, such as Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Maths Physics or Statistics, or a degree in which Finance formed a substantial component with an upper second class standard in the Finance elements.
No work experience is required.
National University of Ireland
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