Accounting - Applied Accounting

The MSc in Applied Accounting takes students through a combination of taught modules, self-directed learning and work based learning, achieving a level of advanced understanding and practical application in accounting. It will be offered over a two year period, with students attending CIT on two evenings per week, 6pm – 10pm, during each academic year. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be eligible for the award of MSc in Applied Accounting. The students will have one further year of training with their employer, after which they will be eligible to apply for membership of CPA Ireland.

Awarding Body
Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland Cork Institute of Technology.

Entry requirements

Entry Criteria
The typical candidate will have a Level 8 Honours Degree in Accounting at grade H2.2 or above, along with exemptions up to and including Professional 1 from CPA Ireland. An international student must also have an IELTS of 6.5 or above to be considered for entry to this Masters. Candidates that do not have the appropriate undergraduate degree may still be considered for admission to this Masters under exceptional circumstances if, for example, they have secured the Professional 1 CPA Ireland suite of exams and have appropriate work experience.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Modules - Full Academic Year
Advanced Corporate Reporting (P2)
Strategy & Leadership (P2)

Semester One Modules
Strategic Corporate Finance
Communications & Professional Development

Semester Two Modules
Research Methods

Year 2
Modules - Full Academic Year
Audit Practice & Assurance (P2)
Advanced Taxation (P2)

Semester One Modules
Data Analytics & Strategy

Semester Two Modules
Accounting Inquiry (Research)

Work-Based Learning – year one and year two.

Professional Level
Professional 1 – Tuesday & Thursday
Managerial Finance
Corporate Reporting
Corporate Laws and Governance

Professional 2 – Monday & Thursday
Strategy & Leadership (M)
Audit Practice & Assurance Services (E)
Advanced Corporate Reporting (M)
Advanced Taxation (E)


2 years.


€5,000 per year.

Enrolment dates

Information Evening
Institute staff will be in attendance during each session to offer career guidance and assistance.

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

The Information Evening for the academic year beginning September 2019 will take place from 5.30pm to 7.00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Business: Business Studies, Accounting, Management, Designing Innovative Services, Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business with Aviation Studies, and Sales Strategy.

Humanities: Cookery, Hospitality Management, Bar Operations, Counselling & Psychotherapy, and Play Therapy.

Media: TV Production, PR with New Media, E-learning Design and Development, and Digital Media Design and Development.

Wednesday 4th September 2019
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Engineering: Biopharmaceutical, Civil, Structural & Environmental, Good Manufacturing Practice, Construction, Mechanical, Biomedical, Advanced Manufacturing & Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain & Transport Management, Transport & Automobile, Brewing & Distilling, Lean Six Sigma, Project Management, and Automation & Control Systems.

Science & Informatics: Applied Physics & Instrumentation, Quality Assurance/Management, Computing, and Mathematics.

Registration with CPA
1st December 2019 for April 2020 Exams
1st June 2020 for August 2020 Exams

Exam Registration Closing Date(s)
1st March 2020 for April 2020 Exams
1st August 2020 for August 2020 Exams

Course & Module Information, email or call 021 433 5900.

Commencement Date
September 2019

The running of this programme will be dependent on a sufficient number of students enrolling on the course. The programme may be withdrawn if this requirement is not fulfilled.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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