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International Accounting and Analytics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #259 (QS) ,
Advance your accounting career with the MSc in International Accounting and Analytics at National University of Ireland, Galway. Develop insights, and technical knowledge of tools and techniques for driving organisational performance, and understanding of corporate finance theory and practice. Participate in SAP certification courses through our strategic alliance with SAP.

About

Career Opportunities

Recognising the importance of analytics skills for accountants, the recent ICAS and FRC report on Auditor skills in a changing business world (2016) called for educators to include practical courses on data interrogation and analytics. Our new MSc is the first programme of its kind in UK and Irish Universities to offer practical hands-on modules in SAP and audit analytics tools for accountants.

Our professional development programme which runs throughout the programme is designed to provide support for career development and offers a suite of career events, one-to-one career support and  guest lectures from practice.

As a graduate of the MSc. in International Accounting and Analytics at National University of Ireland, Galway, you will have access to a wide range of employment opportunities in Accounting Practice, Industry, Management Consultancy and Financial Services.

You will have developed an understanding of cutting edge design and use of systems and processes to leverage best use of organisational data to facilitate performance management of business organisations. Coupled with your technical accounting skills you will be well positioned to work within the accounting function and management team to lead and manage organisations to achieve their strategic objectives.

The design and structure of this programme was motivated following consultation and advice from industry, professional bodies, accounting practitioners and regulators.  In addition to the core academic modules, students are exposed to a variety of learning technologies to develop their skills for practice and the global business environment. 

These include: SAP training and certification, exposure to practitioner partners in the form of recent adjunct professorial appointments, practitioner-led Analytics Summer School using cutting-edge tools, international academic-led Summer School addressing all aspects of organizational performance, and a suite of guest lectures. In addition, this programme relies on close relationships with the international professional accountancy bodies which ensures that students have access to e-platforms providing career advice and practitioner networks.  

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Accounting for Management
  • Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • Auditing & Assurance 
  • International & Cross Cultural Management
  • Intermediate International Financial Reporting
  • Accounting for Management Control
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Data Science and Big Data Analytics
  • Business Intelligence with SAP
  • Advanced International Financial Reporting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Full professional exam qualification and associate membership of a recognised professional accountancy body: ACCA, ICAI, CPA, ICAS, ICAEW, CIPFA and CIMA or other IFAC member body assessed as equivalent by the Programme Director.

All applicants, whose first language is not English, must present one of the following qualifications in the English language: IELTS (6.5 overall), TOEFL (88), or PTE (61).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15750 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
For Pathway B: EU/EEA 6,075 EUR; Non EU: 10,570 EUR

Living costs for Galway

  • 800 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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