Taught course

Finance and Information Systems

National University of Ireland Galway · J E Cairnes School of Business and Economics

Entry requirements

This programme is aimed at highly numerate business graduates from Ireland and abroad with a specialisation in Economics and/or finance, with a corresponding degree qualification from a University or other internationally recognised academic institution or authority, corresponding to Level 8 of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), to a minimum standard of Second Class Honours (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

This joint programme between the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway and the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick has been developed to meet ongoing up-skilling and re-training needs of specific sectors of the regional economy (business, financial services, ICT etc.) while also building upon both Universities' complementary teaching strengths and areas of expertise. This MSc programme is designed to develop, build and enhance finance and ICT capabilities and skills for people working in private and public sector contexts. While covering key future skills needs, the programme provides students with an opportunity to update, build and improve key strengths and capabilities, redirect their careers and/or consider how they can create their own employment or develop new routes to employment.
Autumn Semester (University of Limerick).

Modules taken include:
Financial Information Analysis
International Corporate Finance
Research Methods in Finance
Implementing Market Models
plus one elective module from the following:
Derivative Instruments
Wealth and Portfolio Management, Dynamic Asset
Pricing Theory

Spring Semester (NUI Galway).

Modules taken include:
Information Systems Management
Enterprise Systems
Decision Systems and Business Analytics
Seminar in Finance and Information Systems

Optional modules:
Information Systems Security and Ethics
e-Commerce Strategy
Innovation Systems Security
Financial Econometrics

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr. Murray Scott
+353 (0) 91 49 52 86