NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

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

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc DURATION: 1 year NUMBER OF PLACES: 20 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MIA1 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.

International Accounting and Analytics (Pathway A)


Your Course This full-year, postgraduate programme is designed for graduates from general business/commerce programmes who have not specialised in accounting and who now wish to choose an accounting specialisation so as to subsequently pursue a professional accounting qualification. In recognition of the growing importance of analytics in business, a specialisation in data analytics is a key element of this programme with two modules in Semester 2 (Data Science and Big Data Analytics, and Business Intelligence with SAP) followed by two summer schools, a Big 4 practitioner-led ‘Analytics for Accountants’ summer school, and newly launched in June 2020, ‘Disruptive Technologies in Accounting and Finance’ summer school. This MSc in International Accounting and Analytics at NUI Galway provides the opportunity to develop insights into and technical knowledge of tools and techniques for driving organisational performance. This programme responds to the changing skills needed in business, in particular the need for more modules on data interrogation and analytics, noted as increasingly important by the recent Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland and UK Financial Reporting Council report on Auditor Skills in a Changing Business World (2016). Career Opportunities As a graduate of the MSc in International Accounting and Analytics, you will have an understanding of cutting-edge design and the use of systems and processes to leverage the best use of organisational data to facilitate performance management of organisations. Coupled with your technical accounting skills, you will be well positioned to work within the accounting function and management team to lead and manage organisations to achieve their strategic objectives. Minimum Entry Requirements A First or Second Class Honours Grade 1 in a commerce/business degree (or equivalent qualification) will be required. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.

CONTACT Ms Andrea Crean

Programme Director T: +353 91 492 309 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. SAP Certification. 2. KPMG-led summer school on audit and accounting analytics. 3. Exemptions from specific ACCA professional accounting examinations.

Thinking about applying?


“Before choosing this course, I had an opportunity to chat with one of the professors, Breda Sweeney, who helped me to understand that it is not just education development at NUI Galway that is helping students to have a bright future. It is also the focus on personality development, career development skills, curricular activities, societies, and many more things which impact so much on student life. The course, MSc. in International Accounting and Analytics, is the perfect course for me. There are no other universities who have courses focused on accounting with the combination of great modules like Corporate Finance, Strategic Management, Business Intelligence with SAP, and Big Data Analytics which makes the programme so interesting. The impact of the skills developed from these modules prepares you for a career in industry. I am proud to say that I am a student of NUI Galway who has been offered a 50% scholarship. I am enjoying this course so much, being the class representative as well. It is one of the best decisions of my life.” Richin Thomas, Current Student (MSc International Accounting and Analytics)


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