Investment Fund Administration (MBus Masters)

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  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:

    Masters Degree

  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Part time

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Course Duration:

The Master of Business (MBus) in Investment Fund Administration will be delivered on a part-time basis over two and a half years.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants who have a minimum of Level 8 qualification in business/finance/economics/IT/Law or an approved equivalent qualification are eligible to apply for entry to the programme.  The programme is offered on a modular basis and requires learners to attain 90 credits. Additionally, candidates would ideally have at least 12 months’ work experience within the investment fund sector. 

If you do not have a level 8 honours degree then it is possible that you may be eligible if you can provide evidence of a broader portfolio of training, learning and experience. This process is call RPL (recognition of prior learning) and we at MTU can help you navigate these processes.

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency (IELTS score of at least 6.0). English language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to the start of the programme.


All part-time programmes at MTU will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that fees quoted relate to the academic year 2021-2022 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by e-mail to their MTU email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

Course location: MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork and Remote


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This programme is for early to mid-stage career professionals who are ambitious to develop their careers further.


The investment fund administration sector is characterised by very well qualified individuals who have deep specialist knowledge of their area of expertise. This programme provides participants with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the industry and acquire skills that will assist them as they assume management and leadership roles in their careers.


The programme is a unique mix of professional development and sector specific knowledge that will help you to advance your career.


The programme offers the flexibility of online learning with the benefit of an onsite experience also. This allows participants to develop their own personal network within the industry and develop their team and organisational skills through group assessments.


The programme is a blend of modules including:

  • management development
  • aspects of the funds industry
  • technology
  • critical thinking & analysis

These are the types of modules that will enhance your knowledge of the industry and develop key skills to allow your career to thrive in an increasingly more complicated world.

For further details on the module content see:




Stage 1 Semester 1 and 2 and Stage 2 Semester 1 and 2:

Part-Time, Monday and Tuesday evenings


Stage 2 Semester 3:

Finance Research Methods Module and Project (supervision dates to be advised)



Course Fees:

For the programme commencing in the academic year 2021/22, the full cost of the part-time programme for Irish/EU applicants is €5,900 (MTU) and €6,250 (WIT) and €12,000 (MTU) and €11,500 (WIT) for non-Irish/non-EU applicants.

However, for those starting the programme in the academic year 2021/22, the programme is substantially subsidised through the Human Capital Initiative (Pillar 3). A reduced fee for Irish/EU applicants of €500 applies. This reduced fee is available for up to a maximum of 20 eligible applicants in each of WIT and MTU for enrolment for January 2022. Please note, that this programme does require participants to be physically present for some pre-specified classes during each semester and is categorised as a part-time programme.

Once we have accepted 20 people in each enrolment cycle at each institution, we do not intend to offer in excess of these 20 places on the programme to Irish/EU applicants, unless an applicant has declared that, in the event of the programme being over-subscribed, they would pay the full unsubsidised fee.

Candidates should note that fees quoted relate to the academic year 2021-2022 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.


Progression Options:

The awards attached to this programme are all at level 9 on the National Qualifications Framework. The intention would be that all enrolled candidates would study to completion to attain the MBS in Investment Fund Administration, however the programme has two embedded awards: a Level 9 Certificate (minor award) (30 credits), and a Postgraduate Diploma (30 more credits, 60 in total).

MTU has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.

For detailed module information, please visit the below link:


For further background on the course, please visit the course website at the below link:



Module Structure


Contemporary Issues in the Funds Industry (5 credits)
Strategic Leadership (5 credits)
Data Analytics and Statistics (5 credits)


Regulation of Investment Funds (5 credits)
Asset Management Techniques (5 credits)
Professional Development (5 credits)


Fund Reporting and Risk Management (5 credits)
Principles of Financial Regulation (5 credits)

Managing People (5 credits)


Governance of Investment Funds (5 credits)

Managing Technological Changes (5 credits)

Critical Thinking with Statistics (5 credits)



Finance Research Methods (5 credits)


Applied Investment Fund Project (25 credits)


Work-Based Project (25 credits)

Please note that applicants will be required to pay a fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. 

Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.

Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application. Please contact us if there are any delays in obtaining these documents so we can be kept appraised in terms of your application. 



COURSE START DATE: 17 January 2022




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Aisling O’Mahony, Academic Project Manager, Programme Lead

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