Want to combine a postgraduate qualification inAccounting with professional exemptions, while preparing for a career in industry, practice, the not-for-profit or public sectors?
The MSc International Accounting Practice is designed to combine technical skills in accounting and business analysis, with the development of key competences in team work, business acumen, effective communication and critical thinking.
Building on the excellent reputation of our Department for producing high calibre accounting graduates, recognised by all of the major accounting practices and other industry partners, the MSc International Accounting Practice will provide students with the skills required to gain a significant number of exemptions from the main international accountancy bodies and invaluable work/research experience; all of which will create huge opportunities for subsequent employment Â– either internationally or nationally.
The MSc International Accounting Practice is a 12 month programme designed for those preparing to work asaccounting professionals, in Ireland and internationally. It is a comprehensive programme, requiring significant student participation and engagement.
As well as giving you a chance to meet your class mates, the workshops introduce you to key concepts ofaccounting. You also focus on improving IT, communication and presentation skills.
Semester One (35 credits)
Modules focus on teaching key concepts and calculative techniques in accounting and finance, providing the in-depth knowledge and expertise needed to apply these to organisational decision-making.
Semester Two (35 credits)
Modules focus on analysis, application and critical thinking. As well as extending technical knowledge, case-based and group-based learning is used to engage with materials from a critical perspective.
Semester Three (20 credits)
Under the supervision of an academic mentor, you either carry out and document research and practice in an organisational context or undertake an accounting placementtypically of practical significance to organisations.
Course Code: CKL43 Full-time
Course Title: International Accounting Practice
College: Business and Law
Duration: 1 year Full-time
Teaching Mode: Full-time
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU fee EUR 10,500.
2016 Entry Requirements: To be eligible for consideration, you must have:- A 2H2 degree [NFQ Level 8] or equivalent OR- Expectation of graduating with a 2H2 degree [NFQ Level 8] in the year of entry. [See Detailed Entry Requirements Below]
Closing Date: See details in applicaion procedure section below.
Next Intake: 11th September, 2017.
To successfully complete the MSc International Accounting Practice course, you complete an induction week, nine taught modules and 20 credits devoted to either placement or a research project.
Lectures are scheduled across twosemesters. You should anticipate spending up to three hours preparing and studying outside of lecture time, for each hour of lectures. The course is challenging Â– but rewarding; requiring high levels of student engagement with the materials.
The course employs a variety of assessment mechanisms, blending formal examinations and continuous assessment. This includes:
- Individual and group presentations
- Case-study analysis
- Formal, end-of-semester examinations
- In class examinations
- In class contribution
Feedback is both formative and summative, enabling you to reflect upon and improve your performance, as you progress through the course.
???Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply.
Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here:CKL43supplementary form (173kB)
All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.?
Further Contact Information
Co-Directors: (1) Dr. Margaret Healy, Department of Accounting,Finance& Information Systems, O'Rahilly Building, UCC.
Telephone: +353 (0)21 4902966
(2) Dr. Peter Cleary, Department of Accounting,Finance & Information Systems, O'Rahilly Building, UCC.
Telephone: +353 (0)21 4902967