Globalisation, the growth of multinational enterprises, the convergence of international accounting practices and the expansion of the European Union all contribute to the importance of an international focus in accounting and finance education. The increasing influence of International Financial Reporting Standards and the shortage of international accounting expertise have led to significant demand for relevant education. The speed and significance of recent reforms have led to a demand for Masters level education which reflects these developments and facilitates transition.
The MSc in International Accounting and Finance is designed to equip you with a high standard of knowledge in the principles, theoretical concepts and practice of accounting and finance. In todays fast paced business world, competition is fiercer than ever, and well qualified graduates in accounting and finance are recognised as having the knowledge and skills necessary to deal innovatively with the many challenges occurring in industry, financial institutions and public services.
Key Features of the Programme:
The structure of the Dublin Business Schools MSc in International Accounting and Finance focuses on accounting and finance from a global perspective.
It is distinctive from other Accounting Masters programmes in that:
International aspects of accounting and finance are at the core of the programme.
The content reflects current developments in accounting and finance and thus students will gain a knowledge and skill base which is relevant to the needs of employers.
The Department of Accounting and Finance provides a thriving internationally focused atmosphere we have students from across the globe.
Students are given training in information gathering and research in accounting and finance. These skills will be useful for a career in business and commerce.
The programme is structured in two sequential stages. Stage 1 is a wholly taught component, contributing 60 credits. Stage 2 is a supervised dissertation, contributing 30 credits. The dissertation provides you with the opportunity to critically review the literature in any part of the taught syllabus.
For full-time students, the taught component consists of 10 modules: Successful completion of the taught component stage allows you to move on to the dissertation stage.
For part-time students, delivery of the programme is structured over 4 taught semesters. During each semester, students are typically required to attend lectures on two evenings per week and occasional weekend workshops.