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Master of Science in Finance (Part-Time)

Provided by: Kaplan Singapore
Awarded by: University College Dublin

Course Introduction

University College Dublin (UCD) is one of Europe’s largest and leading universities with over 160 years of tradition#. Over the years, UCD has produced a global network of 224,000 graduates+, of which many are successful entrepreneurs, politicians, business leaders and top executives.

The UCD College of Business is one of the elite business schools worldwide to hold the prestigious ‘Triple Crown’ accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA3. These accreditations represent the highest form of achievement for business schools – enhancing the value of a degree from UCD throughout the globe.

UCD is one of the 30 world class universities that forms part of the Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS)^. CEMS is an exclusive academic-corporate partnership which gives its members privileged access to a global pool of top talents. This alliance also includes more than 70 MNCs such as Google, Facebook, UBS, Mastercard, Proctor & Gamble, Shell, Deutsche Bank, HSBC etc.


Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Master of Science in Finance from University College Dublin.

The degree awards will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.

Curriculum Overview

The MSc (Finance) programme consists of 7 modules and 2 research-based papers and may be completed in a minimum of 18 months taught by UCD faculty and local adjunct lecturers in Singapore.

Core Modules

 Organisational Behaviour
 Global Strategic Management
 Corporate Financial Management
 Strategic Finance
 Capital Markets
 Portfolio and Risk Management
 Derivative Securities
 Research Paper 1*
 Research Paper 2*

*Research Papers 1 and 2 will be prepared concurrently from Term 1 and to be finalised for submission at the end of Term 4

PROGRAMME CODE: MTBUS009

Professional Recognition and Accreditation

University College Dublin
  • Top 1% of Universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2013-2014)
  • Over 2 Decades of Partnership with Kaplan
UCD School of Business
  • Degrees consistently ranked in the top 100 by the Financial Times and the Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Ranked 33rd in Europe (Financial Times 2013)
  • Prestigious Triple-Crown Accreditations from:
  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • EQUIS (European Foundation for Management Development)
  • AMBA (Association of MBAs)

Community of European Management Schools (CEMS)

UCD is one of the 30 world class universities that forms part of the Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS)^. CEMS is an exclusive academic-corporate partnership which gives its members privileged access to a global pool of top talents. This alliance also includes more than 70 MNCs such as Google, Facebook, UBS, Mastercard, Proctor & Gamble, Shell, Deutsche Bank, HSBC etc.

Entry Requirements

A recognised bachelor's degree or equivalent qualifications. Senior executives or business leaders without the above mentioned qualification but with substantial senior management experience in business or related industries may be considered by the university on a case-by-case basis.

Fees & Funding


Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned).
•SGD 22,202.50 (6 modules with 2 Research Papers) payable in 4 instalments
•Receive SGD 400 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our master degree course. T&Cs apply.

Education Loan
Education loans are available, subject to meeting the bank's loan requirements.
Amex 0% interest on instalment payment effective 1st June 2017 (for instalments ranging 6 - 24 months)

Non-tuition fees
Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
•Application fee: SGD 181.90

All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 Jan 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.

Study Mode & Duration

Delivery Method

Each term is a 4 months period covering 2 modules of study. Each module is provided with 24 hours of seminars and workshops (6 consecutive sessions of 4 hours each) after office hours in the evening and/or over weekends/public holidays.


Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.
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