Course Description

Course Title : MSc in Banking

Institute of Banking

Who is this programme for?

The MSc in Banking was introduced specifically to support the development of individuals in leadership positions, or who aspire to leadership roles.

It exposes students to contemporary issues in ethics and corporate governance relevant to financial institutions within the context of understanding the importance of effective risk management. Students then progress to develop expertise in corporate finance, asset management and strategy. The remaining curriculum develops a deeper understanding of risk instruments and management, negotiation skills, and introduces the important topic of decision-making and its applicability to financial services.

The overall aim of the programme is to develop banking professionals who have a wide frame of reference with the ability to critically evaluate their business environment to provide leadership to support a sustainable banking model for the benefit of customers, shareholders and society.

How you will benefit

This programme will support your personal and professional development whilst giving you a deep integrated, understanding of banking.

It will:

  • Broaden your knowledge and understanding of the requirements for responsible banking, and the management of banks in the interests of a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Enhance your business judgement, critical analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Develop your thinking on key business challenges and ethical dilemmas faced by management when striving to improve business performance.
  • Provide you with the opportunity to develop comprehensive knowledge and expertise across a broad curriculum relevant to financial institutions.
  • Develop a holistic professional skill set to ensure commercial sustainability and the maintenance of the trust of customers and wider stakeholders.

Professional designation

This programme provides a pathway to the prestigious and internationally recognised Chartered Banker designation.

Upon successful completion of the following three modules –

  • the two core modules (Ethics and Corporate Governance, Risk Management in Financial Institutions), plus one optional module (selected from Corporate Finance or Asset Management or Strategy and Innovation for Retail Financial Services)

– students are eligible to apply for the professional designation Chartered Banker, subject to having a minimum of three years’ experience in banking or financial services.

Chartered Banker is the gold standard for professionals working in the banking sector. Chartered Bankers are highly qualified professionals, well equipped for a management career or leadership role in banking.

College Name Institute of Banking
Course Category Banking & Financial Services, Business
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Fee €4,600 for the first academic year (€10,900 in total)
Course Duration 24 months (part-time).
Awarding Body UCD
Entry Requirements The minimum entry requirements for the programme are: - Honours degree (second class honours grade 2 award or higher) in business or a related discipline (e.g.) accounting, finance or economics and at least three years' relevant work experience in banking or financial services. Or - Those who do not hold a degree, but have exceptional middle or senior management experience are eligible to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Course Provider

Institute of Banking

IFSC, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin, Ireland

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