Accounting & Finance Management

A progressive master's course designed to prepare graduates for management careers in accounting and finance.

The MSc in Accounting and Finance Management provides advanced study of accounting and finance at postgraduate level, enabling learners to significantly extend their specialist knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices and enabling them to develop the skills needed for the increasingly complex global accounting and finance environment.

Why Study Accounting & Finance Management at Griffith College
Our MSc in Accounting & Finance Management programme is available on either a full or part-time basis and aims to prepare graduates for careers in International Accounting and Finance Management.
• On completion of the taught programme, learners will gain up to nine exemptions from the ACCA foundation papers along with having the preparation to complete up to four professional ACCA examinations.
• Students will advance their functional management competencies in finance and accounting.
• Students will have the option to diversify their business knowledge through electives modules in leadership, digital business, managerial economics, etc.
• Students will gain the experience of working in culturally diverse teams across a multicultural environment promoting a greater understanding of different business settings and contexts.
• A flexible study model gives students the option of part-time study with the possibility of choosing their own elective modules.
• A highly practical learning approach taught by a Graduate Business School lecturing team with outstanding industry experience.
• Finalist for Excellence in Education from the Irish Accountancy Awards 2020.
• Finalist for Excellence in Education from the Irish Accountancy Awards 2022.

Subjects taught

Core Modules
• Strategic Performance Management
• International Financial Reporting and Analysis
• Advanced Audit and Assurance
• Law and Corporate Governance
• Strategic Financial Management
• Research Methods
• Business Consultancy and Analysis

• Taxation (IRL)
• International Tax Law
• Digital Business
• Portfolio Management
• Managerial Economics
• Regional Analysis
• Leadership and Management Development

Research Dissertation
• MSc Dissertation

Entry requirements

Applicants normally must hold an approved honours degree in the field of accounting and finance or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary / professional institution.

English Language
All applicants for whom English is not their native language must provide proof of English language proficiency to a standard of at least 6.5 in IELTS, 575 TOEFL or equivalent.

Griffith College is accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. Please see here for further details.

Accreditation of Prior Learning and Prior Experience (APL/APEL)
The Graduate Business School welcomes applications from those with prior academic and/or professional learning experience which may be relevant to the MSc in Accounting and Finance Management programme. Applicants who wish for their prior academic and/ or professional learning experience to be considered are requested to indicate this at the time of application and we will be happy to examine all of the relevant documentation accordingly.

Application dates

How to Apply
Applicants can apply directly on our website.

The entry requirement for this programme is a minimum of 2.2 honours undergraduate degree (level 8) in an accounting and finance-related discipline.

Non-business graduates with relevant work experience may apply on the basis of their experiential learning. Please contact the admissions team to find out more.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide supporting documents, including:
• Proof of ID (passport)
• Undergraduate Degree Award and Transcripts
• Up to date and detailed CV

If applicable:
Translation of both degree award and transcripts
Current GNIB
Proof of English Proficiency

If applicable:
• Translation of both degree award and transcripts
• Current GNIB
• Proof of English Proficiency


One year full-time, Two years part-time.

The part-time course will run subject to meeting sufficient numbers. The timetable will follow the following format:
Per semester:
• Initial six weeks – three evenings per week, 6.30pm-9pm; online
• Following six weeks – three weekend workshops; on campus.

Enrolment dates

Intake Dates:
We run two intakes for this course, commencing as follows:
Autumn: September*
Spring: February*

*subject to sufficient numbers.

Post Course Info

Academic Progression
On completion of the Level, 9 MSc in Accounting & Finance Management students may progress onto a range of Level 10 Doctoral programmes on the National Qualifications Framework. The Postgraduate QQI validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe but throughout the world.

Career Progression
Through the MSc in Accounting and Finance Management, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong foundation of communication and presentation skills, and covered a diverse range of topics.

There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:
• Financial Analyst
• International Banking
• Business Development Executive
• Business Analyst
• Product Manager
• Accounts Payable Accountant
• Operational Risk Officer
• Operations Manager
• Financial Controller
• Cost Accountant

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Evening,Daytime,Weekend

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