- Full Time: 12-18 months
- Full Time: €4,400 per year
International Students: €11,350 International GDL
The Molnar Business School MBA. We focus on improving you as a manager, rather than simply teaching you about management.
Emphasising the development of practical management skills, the MBA Finance offers you the opportunity to study alongside and share cross-cultural insights with people from other countries. The programme focuses on contemporary thinking surrounding financial management, particularly related to the international and global environment, and at all times endeavours to bring business relevance to your studies.
This is supported by the Enhancing Business and Management Skills theme which runs throughout the first two stages of the programme, providing guidance related to academic, personal and managerial competency development, as well as research skills.
You have access to academic and administrative staff to assist your studies, careers advice; Business School resources and a range of supported IT equipment; as well as the services of the Faculty librarian.
Additionally, to help support your studies, the core text (where applicable) is provided free of charge for each module that is studied.
During the course, a range of educational methods is used, such as lectures, group discussions, case study workshops, individual investigative projects and a variety of audio and visual methods.
The 12 month course is run over four terms, the first three consisting of 12 weeks each and the fourth lasting for eight weeks.
The 18 month course is run over four terms, the first three consisting of 12 weeks followed by a two month summer break and completing with a final term of 20 weeks. On this route, you have the opportunity to concentrate solely on your dissertation in the final term. You can also benefit from a longer period of time for career enhancement and planning activities, time to experience UK life (for international students) and the potential to search for paid work during the summer break.
Moving through Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Master's and Dissertation phases, the Molnar Business School MBA Finance initially discusses the functional areas of business, the environmental factors that impinge on organisations and how organisations may respond to such influences.
It then considers the internal workings of organisations with regard to strategic issues, while developing a broad yet critical understanding of the major areas of finance.
Drawing on the insight and experiences of lecturers and guest speakers from industry, you investigate specific issues such as the interpretation of financial information and short-term decision making using cost-volume-profit analysis. You look at budgeting, planning and control including working capital management, as well as long-term decision making and investment appraisal.
You will be able to evaluate the financial performance of an organisation, apply appropriate costing methods and evaluate alternate investment projects using appropriate techniques.
The programme defines and measures risk and return, and investigates the diversification of risk. It looks at the characteristics and valuation of financial assets, such as ordinary shares, bonds, and options, and addresses the dividend policy controversy, including alternatives to cash dividends.
What's more, you explore financial risk analysis and management in depth, and gain a critical understanding of the financial management issues affecting multinational enterprises.
Complementary modules in areas such as entrepreneurship, leading and managing change, thinking strategically, and managing people, processes and organisations fortify your financial studies, offering a comprehensive journey of discovery for tomorrow's high level financial manager.
Finally, the dissertation provides you with the opportunity to further your intellectual development by undertaking an enquiry of depth and conceptual complexity into a financial management issue of your choice.
- Managing Marketing-15 Credits
- Managing Financial Performance-15 Credits
- Managing People and Organisations-15 Credits
- Managing Business Processes-15 Credits
- Thinking and Managing Strategically-15 Credits
- Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing-15 Credits
- Leading and Managing Change-15 Credits
- Principles of Modern Finance-15 Credits
- Financial Risk Analysis and Management-15 Credits
- International Financial Management-15 Credits
- Dissertation-30 Credits
Assessment is of a practical nature and is undertaken both individually (summative) and as a member of a team. The programme uses different types of assessment, which range from assignments, reports, presentations and examinations. The most common form of assessment is reports, which involve some form of problem solving analysis.
After your studies
Further study opportunities include MPhil, DBA and PhD programmes.
These programmes are designed to enable graduates to obtain employment in a wide variety of posts ranging from careers in consultancy, financial services, marketing, IT, MNCs and SMEs.