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MSc. in International Accounting & Finance

Aims of the Programme

Globalisation, the growth of multinational enterprises, the convergence of international accounting practices and the expansion of the European Union all contribute to the importance of an international focus in accounting and finance education. The increasing influence of International Financial Reporting Standards and the shortage of international accounting expertise have led to significant demand for relevant education. The speed and significance of recent reforms have led to a demand for Masters level education which reflects these developments and facilitates transition.

The MSc in International Accounting and Finance is designed to equip you with a high standard of knowledge in the principles, theoretical concepts and practice of accounting and finance. In today’s fast paced business world, competition is fiercer than ever, and well qualified graduates in accounting and finance are recognised as having the knowledge and skills necessary to deal innovatively with the many challenges occurring in industry, financial institutions and public services.

Key Features of the Programme

The structure of the MSc in International Accounting and Finance focuses on accounting and finance from a global perspective. It is distinctive from other Accounting Masters programmes in that:

  • International aspects of accounting and finance are at the core of the programme.

  • The content reflects current developments in accounting and finance and thus students will gain a knowledge and skill base which is relevant to the needs of employers.

  • The Department of Accounting and Finance provides a thriving internationally focused atmosphere – we have students from across the globe.

  • Students are given training in information gathering and research in accounting and finance. These skills will be useful for a career in business and commerce.


Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the MSc in International Accounting & Finance and associated stream are:

  • A minimum Second Class Honours (2.2) in a level 8 Business degree from a recognised third level institution with Accounting and/or Finance as a main component, or

  • An equivalent professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA

  • For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum English language requirement for entry to the programme is IELTS score 6.5 (or equivalent).

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