International Accounting & Business

Successful completion of this programme will achieve significant professional accounting exemptions including six exemptions at F Level with ACCA and three exemptions at CAP 1 level with Chartered Accountants Ireland.

The programme aims to foster the student's ability to provide professional solutions based on a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between the various elements of accounting and business. This is increasingly important in today’s complex commercial environment.

-The programme is designed in conjunction with both leading industry and academic experts.
-Subject matter incorporates both professional and applied business material as well as an analytics component.
-Lectures are delivered by experienced experts from academia, industry and practice, facilitating graduates with the most up-to-date theory and practice.
-Select between a dissertation and an applied research project, where students can gain applied knowledge through real work with assigned industry clients.
-Participate in an interactive, supportive, multicultural learning environment.
-Gain generous exemptions from globally recognised professional accounting bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Accountants Ireland.
-Graduates will be well positioned for success in advanced professional accounting examinations, or may utilise the knowledge and skills gained to develop a more general career in business.

Subjects taught

Academic Structures
Programme Academic Structure for 2023 - 2024, MSc International Accounting & Business
This information is provisional & subject to change.

Year 1 Core Modules:
Code Title Credit Semester Exam % CA % Resit Category
AC574 International Financial Accounting Principles 10 Semester 1 80 20 1
AC575 International Financial Reporting 10 Semester 2 70 30 1
AC576 Mgmt Accounting: Costing Planning & Control 10 Semester 1 80 20 1
AC577 Mgmt Accounting:Decision Making & Performance 5 Semester 2 80 20 1
AC578 Financial Management 10 Year long 70 30 1
AC579 Data Analytics for Accounting and Business 5 Year long 0 100 1
AC587 Mgmt Accounting:Decision Making & Performance 10 Semester 2 80 20 1
HR5020 Career Development 5 Year long 0 100 1
MT5804 Building Sustainable Organisations 5 Year long 0 100 1

Year 1 Optional Modules -
Code Title Credit Semester Exam % CA % Resit Category
MT5803 Project Management 5 Semester 2 0 100 1
MT5805 Applied Business Project 20 Autumn Semester 0 100 2
MT5806 Applied Research Project 20 Autumn Semester 0 100 2
MT5807 Research Methods for Story Telling 5 Semester 2 0 100 1

Entry requirements

For admission to the M.Sc. in International Accounting and Business candidates must hold:
• A 2.1 Honours degree in any discipline, or equivalent international qualification

• Applicants who have achieved a 2.2 Honours degree may still obtain a place. This will depend on availability of places and on obtaining high grades in relevant modules on their undergraduate programme.

• Applicants with relevant professional qualifications and/or at least 5 years of appropriate work experience may also be considered for admission to the programme.

• International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.

Application dates

To apply for this programme:

All applicants should apply via college website - See Application weblink above.

• Provide Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation, if applicable.

• If applicable, provide evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements. Please see link

Application Deadlines
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until:
Closing date for non EU applicants is 1st July 2024.
Closing date for EU applicants is 31st July 2024.

Note applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.


1 year full-time.

Enrolment dates

The programme commences in September 2024

Post Course Info

DCU Business School has a long track record of producing high calibre graduates in accounting. Graduates of the MSc in International Accounting and Business will have a strong combination of technical accounting and general business skills. They will be attractive to leading international accounting firms as they can achieve generous exemptions from the globally recognised Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Accountants Ireland. They will also be attractive to national and international employers seeking to recruit graduates who can make significant contributions to discussions and decisions that have a financial dimension, even when these graduates are employed in roles other than accounting.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Daytime,Full time

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