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Accounting and Financial Management

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

12 months
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This programme Accounting and Financial Management from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is designed to equip future accounting and finance professionals with the knowledge and skills to succeed. 


This degree at a ranked and accredited business school prepares its graduates for roles in the finance function of Irish PLCs and multinational companies, leading accounting services firms, and for accounting roles in the finance industry. Our Dublin location and ongoing relationships with leading global companies and accounting services firms will help you present yourself with confidence to the world’s top companies.

This Accounting and Financial Management programme at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School  provides a balance between theoretical learning and applied skills development. Top-class faculty and highly regarded expert practitioners ensure the academic rigour and real-life relevance of the course content.

Career Opportunities

This programme aims to equip students for employment in three key areas:

  • Finance Teams 
Large Irish and multinational companies have many opportunities in their finance teams. Students who have completed a Smurfit degree are considered by many employers to have developed their accounting and financial management knowledge and skills to a level that means they can make an immediate contribution.
  • Accounting Practice 
Many roles are open in accounting practice to graduates of this programme. Leading accounting services firms will recognise the knowledge and skills developed in this programme.
  • Funds Accounting/Administration
There are many opportunities in the Dublin International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) for graduates of this programme in fund administration and accounting roles

Programme Structure


  • Performance Measurement and Management
  • Strategic Corporate Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Interntional Financial Reporting and Analysis 
  • Management Control Systems
  • Risk Management Systems
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Advanced Financial Reporting and Consolidation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours bachelor business degree with a minimum 2.1 award at NFQ Level 8 (or international equivalent) AND
  • Applicants are required to have demonstrated strong academic ability (a 1.1 or 2.1) in at least one accounting module and one finance module.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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