This programme is designed to equip future accounting and finance professionals with the knowledge and skills to succeed. It will develop the accounting and financial management skills of business graduates who may not have specialised in accounting and financial management in their degrees and now want a career in this area.
This degree at a ranked and accredited business school prepares its graduates for roles in the finance function of Irish PLCs and multinational companies, leading accounting services firms, and for accounting roles in the finance industry. Our Dublin location and ongoing relationships with leading global companies and accounting services firms will help you present yourself with confidence to the world's top companies.
This programme provides a balance between theoretical learning and applied skills development. Top-class faculty and highly regarded expert practitioners ensure the academic rigour and real-life relevance of the course content.
This is a new programme for entry in September 2020. It is expected that we will have exemptions from ACCA, CIMA and Chartered Accountants Ireland. This will be confirmed in early 2020.
What will I learn?
A blended teaching approach characterised by varied in-class methods (lectures, seminars, case studies and guest speakers from industry) provides a balance between theoretical learning and applied skills development.
The programme provides:
1. The programme develops the necessary skills and knowledge to analyse business strategy and how business works, provide the relevant information required for business and strategic decisions, integrate the "people side" of numbers, and manage successful strategy implementation.
2. The programme develops your knowledge of IFRS accounting standards and how they are applied in practice. It integrates this material with sophisticated financial statement analysis skills.
3. The programme is made up of a number of modules including advanced financial reporting and consolidation, risk management systems, performance measurement and management, strategic corporate finance and management control systems.
4. By the end of the programme students will have advanced accounting and financial management skills.
How will I benefit?
1.Students will be taught at the beautiful UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School located in a bespoke campus in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Students will join a dynamic international environment with more than 60 nationalities represented at the School.
2.Successful completion of the course corresponds to an extensive knowledge base in the areas of accounting and finance management, backed by a vital set of technical, analytical and personal skills.
3.Graduates will demonstrate a firm grasp of the tools and techniques for measuring and managing business performance, financial reporting and analysis, and financial management.