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 two (Data Science and Big Data Analytics, and Business Intelligence with SAP) followed by a Big 4 practitioner-led 'Analytics for Accountants' Summer School. This MSc in International Accounting and Analytics at NUI Galway provides the opportunity to develop insights 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).
Accounting - International Accounting & Analytics - Pathway A
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