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Accounting

Overview
This is a one year full-time programme designed for honours Accounting graduates who have exemptions from CAP1 examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland, and who wish to pursue a professional accounting qualification.

Course Structure
The aim of this programme is to provide students with the key competencies required by a professional accountant in an everchanging business and ethical environment.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have achieved a 2.1 result or better in the BA Finance and Accounting programme or BBS Business or Accounting programmes at Maynooth University or an equivalent degree programme and full CAP 1 exemptions.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements
•IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
•TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
•TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
•PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850.

Duration

1 year Full-time

Careers or further progression

Career Options
Successful graduates of the MA in Accounting will have exemption from the penultimate examination (CAP2) of Chartered Accountants Ireland and equivalent exemptions from other professional accounting bodies. Prospective employers will have access to a group of high achievers with CAP2 exemptions (thus minimising future study leave requirements) who have been intellectually challenged by the depth of the programme.

Further enquiries

Programme Director Bridget McNally
Admissions Director Hilary Qualter
Tel +353 (0)1 708 3681
Email Sandra.Doherty@mu.ie
Website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/economics-finance-and-accounting
Address Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date: 31 July 2020

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

Enrolment and start dates

Commences September

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