The content of the programme has been developed with reference to the syllabus of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI). Full exemption from CAI's CAP2 examinations is available to students who already have full CAP1 exemptions before taking the MAcc.

1. Exemptions: Graduates of the MAcc are granted full exemption from CAI's CAP2 examinations, provided they have full exemption from CAI's CAP1 examination before taking the MAcc.

2. Professional examinations success: Our graduates consistently achieve very high places in CAI's Final Admitting Examination and in the final examination of the Irish Tax Institute.

3. Sponsorship and employment opportunities: The majority of students on the programme are sponsored by accounting firms who intend to employ and train them as chartered accountants upon graduation from the MAcc.

Subjects taught

The programme includes the following modules: Advanced Financial Reporting; Management Accounting; Taxation; Auditing; Finance; Skills for Accounting Research and Practice; Decision Theory and Analysis; and Strategic Management. Candidates also complete two summer schools in May/ June. The summer school topics differ from year to year. Recent summer schools have included: Data analytics in audit and accounting; Financing net zero; Digital disruption and performance measurement.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
The minimum entry requirement is a 2.1 Honours Degree in Business or Commerce, with a significant specialisation in Accounting. Students are normally required to have full exemptions from the CAI's CAP1 examinations before embarking on the MAcc programme.

Application dates

Places will be offered on a rolling basis and candidates are advised to apply as early as possible. Applications will close when the programme is full.


1 year full-time.

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Career Opportunities
This programme is specifically designed for graduates who aspire to careers in the accounting and tax consultancy professions. Most participants in the programme are sponsored (and subsequently employed) by major accounting firms, such as KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and Ernst & Young.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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