Why should I study the MSc in Accounting at DCU Business School?
The DCU Business School MSc in Accounting is the leading graduate accounting programme of its kind in Ireland, a one-year full-time Masters programme which encourages critical and creative thinking, teamwork and communication, and develops a diverse range of professional attributes. The programme equips graduates to excel in the accounting profession and to adopt leadership positions in their professional lives.
The MSc is designed to meet the needs of honours graduates who have taken major accounting specialisms in their undergraduate studies and have CAP1 exemptions from Chartered Accountants Ireland. It allows such candidates to combine study for a Masters degree with study for professional examinations in an educationally effective way.
The programme offers exemptions from all subjects in the CAP2 Examination of Chartered Accountants Ireland and Part 1 of the AITI Chartered Tax Advisor Programme, which means less professional exams and study when you begin your accounting career!
The DCU MSc in Accounting programme is delivered on a full-time basis over one year. To encourage participation and facilitate the highest standard of professional delivery, class size is restricted to facilitate participative learning and team-working in the class.
The MSc encompasses both professional and conceptual material. A number of recent reports have recommended this combination as the ideal educational preparation for a career in accountancy.
Among the areas covered on the programme are:
- Financial Accounting (15 credits)
- Taxation (10 credits)
- Corporate and Investment Finance (5 credits)
- Business and Social Environment (5 credits)
- Management Accounting (15 credits)
- Auditing and Professional Ethics (5 credits)
- Assurance Service ( 5 credits)
- Research Portfolio (30 credits)
Because all students come from similar backgrounds, it has been possible to design the DCU MSc in Accounting so that it encompasses both professional and conceptual material. A number of recent reports have recommended this combination as the ideal preparation for a career in accountancy.
Why should I study the MSc in Accounting?
If you are considering a career in Accountancy, there are a number of reasons why you should consider the MSc in Accounting in DCU Business School:
- Students who complete the programme successfully obtain full exemption from CAP2 examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland and Part 1 of the AITI Chartered Tax Advisor Programme. This means one less set of exams to study work while you’re working.
- This is one of the leading post-graduate accounting awards in Ireland and the award is highly regarded by accounting firms, including the Big 4. This is evident by the high employability rate.
- Participants acquire broader business knowledge and hone their ability to critically analyse accounting and related issues, a critical skill when working in accounting practice
- Students gain an appreciation of the broader role of accounting and the accountant within an organisation and in society.
- Learn from leading academics, researchers and industry practitioners in DCU Business School.
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