NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

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

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc DURATION: 7 months, full-time; 14 months, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 15 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MIA3, full-time; 1MIA2, part-time 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 B)


Your Course This MSc in International Accounting and Analytics at NUI Galway provides the opportunity to deepen your study of the application of management accounting techniques in different contexts and to develop understanding, insights and technical knowledge of the data analytics tools and techniques for driving organisational performance. This programme is designed to provide early, and mid-career accountants with the skills and knowledge needed to engage with big data in a variety of roles in practice and industry. Our 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 report from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland and UK Financial Reporting Council Auditor Skills in a Changing Business World (2016). Examples of modules include Data Science and Big Data Analytics, Analytical and Communication Skills Development,, and Accounting for Management Control. Career Opportunities Our MSc is the first programme of its kind in UK and Irish universities to offer practical hands-on modules in SAP and audit analytics tools for accountants. As a graduate of the MSc in International Accounting and Analytics you will have access to a wide range of employment opportunities in accounting, industry, management consultancy and financial services. Minimum Entry Requirements Applicants are required to have completed all of the professional accounting examinations and to have been admitted as full members by a recognised professional accountancy body including the following: ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA, CPA, ICAEW, ICAI, ICAS or other IFAC member body assessed as equivalent by the academic programme director. Also 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. Significant recognition of prior learning (45/90 ECTS). 3. KPMG-led summer school on audit and accounting analytics.

Thinking about applying?


“We are in an age where more data is being created faster than ever before, with less than 1% of data ever being used or analysed. Therefore, the ability to analyse and use this data is a key challenge for all professions, including audit and accounting. The summer school is a mix of lectures and practical breakout sessions where participants will see how KPMG uses its data and analytics tools to harness the power of technology and bring greater vigour, precision and meaningful insights to the increasing age of data.”

Laurence May, Principal at KPMG, Adjunct Professor at NUI Galway


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