Accounting - International Accounting & Analytics - Pathway A
This full-year, postgraduate programme is designed for graduates from general business/commerce programmes who have not specialised in accounting and who now wish to choose an accounting specialisation so as to subsequently pursue a professional accounting qualification. In recognition of the growing importance of analytics in business, a specialisation in data analytics is a key element of this programme with two modules in Semester 2 (Data Science and Big Data Analytics, and Business Intelligence with SAP) followed by two summer schools, a Big 4 practitioner-led 'Analytics for Accountants' summer school, and newly launched in June 2020, 'Disruptive Technologies in Accounting and Finance' summer school. This MSc in International Accounting and Analytics at NUI Galway provides the opportunity to develop insights into and technical knowledge of tools and techniques for driving organisational performance. This programme responds to the changing skills needed in business, in particular the need for more modules on data interrogation and analytics, noted as increasingly important by the recent Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland and UK Financial Reporting Council report on Auditor Skills in a Changing Business World (2016).
Minimum Entry Requirements
A First or Second Class Honours Grade 1 in a commerce/ business degree (or equivalent qualification) will be required. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.
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.
Post Course Info
As a graduate of the MSc in International Accounting and Analytics, you will have an understanding of cutting-edge design and the use of systems and processes to leverage the best use of organisational data to facilitate performance management of organisations. Coupled with your technical accounting skills, you will be well positioned to work within the accounting function and management team to lead and manage organisations to achieve their strategic objectives.