The programme is offered on a part time basis over two years commencing in September. It is designed for honours (2.2 or better) graduates in accounting with exemptions from Professional 1 CPA Ireland examinations looking to pursue a career as a qualified accountant with CPA Ireland.
Those commencing the programme with exemptions from Professional 1 CPA Ireland will, on successfully completing the programme and meeting other requirements, be eligible for exemption from the final Professional 2 CPA Ireland examinations.
The programme affords candidates opportunities to study advanced modules in accounting and related subject areas which are grounded in theory and applied in practice. Candidates will also develop the skills and competencies required to undertake independent research in accounting and related areas.
A distinctive feature of the programme is that it offers candidates an opportunity to engage in work based learning simultaneously with their academic studies.