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DCU Business School is ranked in the top 90 Business Schools in Europe in the 2020 Financial Times Ranking, one of only three Irish Business Schools to achieve this ranking. The Financial Times Ranking for Business Schools is one of the most highly acknowledged and widely cited authorities on quality and performance of institutions globally.
The DCU MSc in International Accounting and Business is the leading graduate programme of its kind in Ireland, an innovative partnership of accounting and business which is informed and shaped by the needs of the professionals of tomorrow. The programme is designed for graduates to combine study for a Master’s degree while gaining business knowledge and skills, and exemptions from professional accounting examinations at the same time.
The one-year full-time Masters programme encourages critical thinking, teamwork and communication, analytical and managerial competence, and develops a diverse range of professional attributes which equip graduates to excel and to adopt leadership positions in their professional lives. Successful completion of this programme will achieve significant professional accounting exemptions including six exemptions at F Level with ACCA and three exemptions at CAP 1 level with Chartered Accountants Ireland.
6 subjects at Foundation stage
F1 – Accountant in Business
F2 – Management Accounting
F3 – Financial Accounting
F5 – Performance Management
F7 – Financial Reporting
F9 – Financial Management
Chartered Accountants Ireland:
3 subjects at CAP1 stage
The programme aims to foster the student’s ability to provide professional solutions based on a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between the various elements of accounting and business. This is increasingly important in today’s complex commercial environment.
Why Do This Course?
• The programme is designed in conjunction with both leading industry and academic experts.
• Subject matter incorporates both professional and applied business material as well as an analytics component.
• Lectures are delivered by experienced experts from academia, industry and practice, facilitating graduates with the most up-to-date theory and practice.
• Select between a dissertation and an applied research project, where students can gain applied knowledge through real work with assigned industry clients.
• Participate in an interactive, supportive, multicultural learning environment.
• Gain generous exemptions from globally recognised professional accounting bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Accountants Ireland.
• Graduates will be well positioned for success in advanced professional accounting examinations, or may utilise the knowledge and skills gained to develop a more general career in business.
Why DCU Business School
• DCU Business School is accredited by AACSB, a standard reached by only 5% of business schools worldwide reflecting its established international reputation for high quality graduates.
• We have an excellent reputation with the accounting profession and other business recruiters meaning our graduates are highly sought after in the job market both at home and abroad.
*This programme will run subject to sufficient numbers of students enrolled
DCU Business School has a long track record of producing high calibre graduates in accounting.
Interdisciplinary Approach – Graduates of the MSc in International Accounting and Business will have a strong combination of technical accounting and general business skills.
Professional Exemptions – Graduates will be attractive to leading international accounting firms as they can achieve generous exemptions from the globally recognised Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Accountants Ireland.
High Level of Employability – Graduates will also be attractive to national and international employers seeking to recruit graduates who can make significant contributions to discussions and decisions that have a financial dimension, even when these graduates are employed in roles other than accounting.
The University has launched a new student application portal. Applications for entry to this course can be made here.
General Entry Requirements
For admission to the M.Sc. in International Accounting and Business candidates must hold –
A 2.1 Honours degree in any discipline, or equivalent international qualification
Applicants who have achieved a 2.2 Honours degree may still obtain a place. This will depend on availability of places and on obtaining high grades in relevant modules on their undergraduate programme.
Applicants with relevant professional qualifications and/or at least 5 years appropriate work experience may also be considered for admission to the programme.
International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. More information about English language requirements for DCU Business School can be found here.
All Applicants must submit
- Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation if applicable.
- A detailed Personal statement, details of professional qualification/s or significant work experience.
- Please include your CV and details of relevant experience.
- Where relevant, evidence of competence in the English language as per entry requirements for DCU Business School. Please see link http://www.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml.
- Please upload one academic reference and one professional reference.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until:
- Closing date for EU applicants is 15th August 2021.
- Closing date for non EU applicants is 16th July 2021.
Note applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.
Queries from EU applicants should be directed to email@example.com.
Queries from non EU applicants should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commencement of Programme
The programme commences in September 2021.
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