The focus of the Accounting programme from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is not just on the development of technical skills but also on the development of complex problem-solving, critical thinking and softer people skills in our graduates. Over the past five years, alumni of the Master of Accounting programme have consistently performed significantly better than the average in the Final Admitting Examination of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
The Master of Accounting is the leading, longest-established accounting-specialist Master’s degree in Ireland. It has been widely recognised for the quality of its graduates and the accelerated career trajectory that they take, both within Ireland and internationally. Our alumni have gone on to become partners in the Big Four accounting firms or CEOs/CFOs in publicly-listed companies. Consequently, its outstanding reputation is widely recognised within business circles.
The Master of Accounting qualification from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School gives you the broad-based knowledge and in-depth accounting skills you need for the long-term development of your career. You gain access to a wide range of employment opportunities, namely within Accounting, Financial Services, Industry and Commerce, and Management Consultancy, and with employers such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young. UCD Master of Accounting graduates such as Siobhán Talbot, Chief Executive of Glanbia, and Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner KPMG, occupy some of the top positions in the business and accounting professions.
Potential careers for our graduates include:
- Tax Consultant
- Management consulting
- Banking and investment management
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses included:
- Financial Reporting
- Management Accounting
- Auditing & Assurance
- Accounting Analytics
- Advanced Financial Accounting
- Business Valuation & Analysis
- Professional Development
- 12 months
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DisciplinesFinance Accounting Taxation View 51 other Masters in Finance in Ireland
- A first class or second class honours grade 1 Business degree. An overall final degree average grade of minimum 65% or minimum UCD GPA of 3.40/4.2 will be required (or equivalent), students please contact the UCD Smurfit Admissions Team for grade equivalencies.
- An honours primary degree with a minimum of three years relevant work experience.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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