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Accounting - International Accounting & Analytics - Pathway A

Your Course
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).

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
A First Class or Second Class Honours grade 1 in a commerce/ business degree or a GPA of 3.5 (out of 4) will be required, which must have included the study of Financial Accounting and Management Accounting and Business Finance to intermediate level.

Duration

1 year full-time

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
As a graduate of the MSc in International Accounting and Analytics, you will have an understanding of cutting-edge design and use of systems and processes to leverage best use of organisational data to facilitate performance management of organisations. Coupled with your technical accounting skills you will be well positioned to work within the accounting function and management team to lead and manage organisations to achieve their strategic objectives.

Further enquiries

Dr Geraldine Robbins
Programme Director
T: +353 91 492 308
E: accounting@nuigalway.ie

Comment

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course
1. SAP Certification.

2. KPMG-led summer school on Audit and Accounting Analytics.

3. Exemptions from specific ACCA professional accounting examinations.

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