NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics College of Business, Public Policy and Law

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MAcc DURATION: 1 year, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 35 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1AY1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. CLOSING DATE: Places will be offered on a rolling basis and candidates are advised to apply as early as possible. Applications will close when the programme is full.


Your Course The objective of the Master of Accounting programme is to further develop the academic and professional knowledge and skills of honours accounting graduates who aspire to accounting careers. The programme combines the advanced study of accounting as a basis for a successful career with the development of the student’s professional and intellectual capabilities. It places significant emphasis on group work and the development of oral and written communication skills. The content of the programme has been developed with reference to the syllabus of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI). Full exemption from CAI’s CAP2 examinations is available to students who already have full CAP1 exemptions before taking the MAcc. The programme includes the following modules: Advanced Financial Accounting; Management Accounting; Taxation; Auditing; Finance; Skills for Accounting Research and Practice; Decision Theory and Analysis; and Strategic Management. Candidates also complete two summer schools in May/June including a KPMG-led Analytics in Auditing and Accounting Summer School. Career Opportunities This programme is specifically designed for graduates who aspire to careers in the accounting and tax consultancy professions. Most participants in the programme are sponsored (and subsequently employed) by major accounting firms, such as KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and Ernst & Young. Minimum Entry Requirements The minimum entry requirement is a 2.1 Honours Degree in Business or Commerce, with a significant specialisation in Accounting. Students are normally required to have full exemptions from the CAI’s CAP1 examinations before embarking on the MAcc programme. FIND OUT MORE AT: accounting.html “I certainly recommend the MAcc programme at NUI Galway. The facilities are top class, and the lecturers are very approachable, friendly, and hardworking. The NUI Galway MAcc provides a great platform for developing the skills needed for progressing in the workplace and the professional exams. In my present role, I am responsible for provision of financial information and advice to support the financial planning and analysis function in assisting business decisions.” Ciarán O’Donnell, MAcc graduate, now Financial Analyst at Zenith Technologies

CONTACT John Currie T: +353 91 493 884 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Exemptions: Graduates of the MAcc are granted full exemption from CAI’s CAP2 examinations, provided they have full exemption from CAI’s CAP1 examination before taking the MAcc. 2. Professional examinations success: Our graduates consistently achieve very high places in CAI’s Final Admitting Examination and in the final examination of the Irish Tax Institute. 3. Sponsorship and employment opportunities: The majority of students on the programme are sponsored by accounting firms who intend to employ and train them as chartered accountants upon graduation from the MAcc.

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