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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.

Further enquiries

Ann Marie Twomey
T: 021 433 5904

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

Institute Information
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland
17 Harcourt Street,
Dublin 2
T: 01 425 1000

Subjects taught

Year 1:
Modules - Full Academic Year:
Advanced Corporate Reporting (P2) 10 Credits
Strategy & Leadership (P2) 10 Credits

Semester One Modules:
Strategic Corporate Finance 5 Credis
Communications & Professional Development 5 Credits

Semester Two Modules:
Research Methods 5 Credits

Year 2:
Modules - Full Academic Year:
Audit Practice & Assurance (P2) 10 Credits
Advanced Taxation (P2) 10 Credits

Semester Three Modules:
Data Analytics & Strategy 5 Credits

Semester Four Modules:
Accounting Inquiry (Research) 20 Credits

Work-Based Learning – Year one and Year two 10 Credits

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)


T: 021 4335040 E:

Opening hours
First Three Weeks of Semester 1:
Monday – Thursday
9.30am – 7.00pm
9.30am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm

During term:
Monday – Thursday
9.30am – 4.00pm
9.30am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Outside of term:
Monday – Friday
9.30am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm

T: 021 433 5381/5385 E:

Opening hours
Monday – Thursday
8.30am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.30pm
8.30am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Accounts/Course Fees
T: 021 433 5440 E:

Opening hours
Monday – Friday
9.30am – 12.00noon; 2.00pm – 4.00pm

CIT Bishopstown T: 021 432 6100
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design T: 021 433 5200
CIT Cork School of Music T: 021 480 7300
National Maritime College of Ireland T: 021 433 5600

Course fee

€5,000 per year.

Enrolment and start dates

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.

Information/Registration for the academic year beginning September 2018 will take place from 6.00pm to 8.00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 4th September 2018
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Business: Business Studies & Accounting, Marketing, and Human Resource Management.

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

Media: TV Production, Radio Broadcast Media, Journalism, PR with New Media, E-learning, and Digital Media.

Wednesday 5th September 2018
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Engineering: Biopharmaceutical, Civil, Structural & Environmental, Good Manufacturing Practice, Construction, Mechanical, Biomedical, Advanced Manufacturing & Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain & Transport Management, Transport & Automobile, and Welding.

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

Thursday 6th September 2018
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

Please note: Enrolment will take place at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

Art Therapy, Art & Process, Weekend Courses, and Short Courses (Life Drawing/Painting/Photography/Pottery/Stained Glass/Art Portfolio Preparation).

Registration with CPA
01 December 2018 for April 2019 Exams
01 June 2019 for August 2019 Exams

Exam Registration Closing Date(s)
01 March 2019 for April 2019 Exams
01 August 2019 for August 2019 Exams

Commencement Date September 2018
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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