MSc in Accounting and Financial Management 12 months Postgraduate Program By University College Dublin |Top Universities
Subject Ranking

# 101-150QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

22,600 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

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Program overview

Main Subject

Accounting and Finance

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

This programme is designed to equip future accounting and finance professionals with the knowledge and skills to succeed. The broad-based syllabus is flexibly tailored for those who wish to enhance the accountancy or finance components of their primary degrees and who wish to pursue a career in this area.
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.
The programme strikes a forward-focussed relevant balance between technical skills and essential theoretical grounding. This is reflected in our holistic teaching approach combining the School’s inspiring academic faculty with contributions from distinguished visiting business leaders.
Graduates from the programme start their CIMA examinations at the Strategic Case Study level. This is the top level of CIMA exams. Students who are successful in the Strategic Case Study just need to demonstrate they have met CIMAs Practical Experience Requirements before joining as a CGMA.
Graduates from the programme who have completed the relevant modules are entitled to seven exemptions from ACCA including Financial Management (FM), Financial Reporting (FR) and Performance Management (PM). Details can be found on the ACCA website.

Program overview

Main Subject

Accounting and Finance

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

This programme is designed to equip future accounting and finance professionals with the knowledge and skills to succeed. The broad-based syllabus is flexibly tailored for those who wish to enhance the accountancy or finance components of their primary degrees and who wish to pursue a career in this area.
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.
The programme strikes a forward-focussed relevant balance between technical skills and essential theoretical grounding. This is reflected in our holistic teaching approach combining the School’s inspiring academic faculty with contributions from distinguished visiting business leaders.
Graduates from the programme start their CIMA examinations at the Strategic Case Study level. This is the top level of CIMA exams. Students who are successful in the Strategic Case Study just need to demonstrate they have met CIMAs Practical Experience Requirements before joining as a CGMA.
Graduates from the programme who have completed the relevant modules are entitled to seven exemptions from ACCA including Financial Management (FM), Financial Reporting (FR) and Performance Management (PM). Details can be found on the ACCA website.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

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An honours bachelor business degree with a minimum 2.1 award at NFQ Level 8 (or international equivalent) AND have demonstrated strong academic ability (a 1.1 or 2.1) in their accounting and finance modules at undergraduate level.
Exceptional applicants with strong academic results (a 1.1 or high 2.1) in a degree (NFQ Level 8 or international equivalent) in Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Economics, or another quantitative discipline may be considered. 
1 Year
Sep
  • Candidates are required to submit references or letter(s) of recommendation for acceptance

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

15,760 EUR
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International Students

22,600 EUR
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