MSc in Accounting and Financial Management

Key Points

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This Master’s program in Accounting and Financial Management aims to prepare graduates for careers in International Accounting and Financial Management.

  • Students will advance their functional management skills in finance and accounting.
  • Students will develop and hone transferable interpersonal and leadership skills that they can take into the workplace.
  • Students will gain experience working in culturally diverse teams in a multicultural environment that promotes a greater understanding of different business environments and contexts.
  • Students have the opportunity to continue their studies by enrolling in our MBA in International Business or obtain up to 9 exemptions from any future ACCA, CPA or other examinations.
  • It provides highly practical learning approach taught by a team of Graduate School of Business faculty with exceptional industry experience.
  • Finalist for excellence in education in the Irish Accountancy Awards 2020.

Program Structure

The student will complete six subjects and a thesis. In the first semester the student will complete three compulsory subjects and in the second semester the student will choose three human rights electives. 

  • Strategic Performance Management
  • International financial reporting and analysis
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance
  • Law and corporate governance
  • Strategic financial management
  • Search Methods
  • Business advice and analysis
  • Taxation (IRL)
  • International Tax Law
  • Digital Business
  • Portfolio management
  • Business Economics
  • Regional analysis
  • Leadership and management development
  • Master’s Dissertation

Career Progression

Through the Master of Accounting and Financial Management, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a solid foundation of communication and presentation skills and covered a wide range of subjects. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates, which include:

  • Financial Analyst
  • International Banking
  • Business Development Executive
  • Business Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Accounts Payable Accountant
  • Operational Risk Officer
  • Operations Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Cost Accountant

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants should normally have an approved bachelor’s degree in the field of accounting and finance or an equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary/professional institution.
  • In the case of international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, a degree officially translated into English will be required.
  • If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate that your level of English is of an appropriate standard, i.e. a minimum of 6.5 IELTS or equivalent.

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