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  • Date: Date to be Decided
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Location: online
  • Certificate: Level 9

ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet is delighted to support the following programme at the University of Limerick

  • Course overview

The MSc. in Machine Learning for Finance is a unique, interdisciplinary programme. It blends applied, practical financial theory with an advanced technical skillset derived from computer science.

The programme will be offered online-only, and part-time over two years, with an initial intake in September 2020.

  • Why have we introduced this course?

The MSc. in Machine Learning for Finance has been launched in response to the significant demand for upskilling and reskilling in financial services and in-company finance functions. In particular, there is considerable industry demand for applied technical and quantitative skills combined with strong financial knowledge.

A recent CFA Institute study found that 43% of its members and candidates expect their roles to change significantly in the next 5-10 years with the interaction of artificial intelligence (AI) and human intelligence (HI) becoming the norm. Similarly, a study conducted by The Bank of England (BoE) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)  found that machine learning is increasingly being used across financial services. Key adopters included banks, credit brokers, e-money institutions, financial market infrastructure firms, investment managers, insurers, non-bank lenders and principal trading firms.

IBM predicts that the most significant demand globally for Data Science and Analytics (DSA) jobs is in Finance and Insurance, Professional Services, and IT; together, these three industries alone account for 59% of all DSA job demand. Ireland is home to many financial companies and most of the largest social media companies. This influx is likely to continue, but key skills shortages may slow the economic benefits.


  • Why we’re different?

The MSc in Machine Learning for Finance is the first, fully online programme of its kind in Ireland.

It leverages the experience, knowledge and expertise from the industry-led MSc in Artificial Intelligence. Coupled with the award-winning finance postgraduate offerings in the Kemmy Business School, this programme provides a focussed upskilling initiative addressing widening AI skills shortage in the financial services industry.


  • Programme summary in 10 words

Unique, flexible, online programme integrating quantitative finance and applied AI.


  • Further Information

Website: https://www.ul.ie/gps/machine-learning-finance-msc

YouTube: https://youtu.be/YTdfk9Ei50g

Press Release: https://www.ul.ie/gps/news-centre/news/msc-machine-learning-finance-first-fully-online-programme-of-its-kind-ireland


  • Course Contact information

Name: Dr Barry Sheehan

Role: Course Director

Email: Barry.Sheehan@ul.ie


  • Applications / Funding : 


Please apply directly to the University of Limerick and advise them that ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet is a sponsor.


The contact person for the application process is :


Kathy Ryan, Programme Administrator, kathy.ryan@ul.ie


For information regarding funding only, please contact :


Aidan Kelly | Project & Network Manager


ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet

Email : aidan@icbe.ie

Mobile: 087-2214213