Masters in Accounting
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Accountancy & Taxation
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- About this Programme
- Programme Details
- Entry Requirements
The Masters in Accounting at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)
This intensive one-year full-time Masters in Accounting programme is aimed at graduates with an educational background in business, accounting and finance who are seeking a course that will help them succeed in the accounting profession.
In total approximately 20 students start the course every September, with applications closing in mid to late August.
Applicants must have a recognised honours degree (2:2 or higher) in an Accounting/Finance related programme. Places will be allocated on a competitive basis with Applicants holding 1st class honours and 2.1 degrees being favoured over those with 2.2 awards.
Applicants should normally have gained exemption from CAP1 of the ICAI examinations.
Why should you study with us?
Professional Exam Exemptions
The programme offers exemptions from all of the papers in the CAP 2 Examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
Excellent Value at €5,500
The course fees are €5,500, which is very reasonable compared to similar courses in other colleges.
One hour from Dublin and Belfast
Dundalk is reachable from Dublin and Belfast within 1 hour.
DkIT is ideally positioned for students who wish to commute by car (M1 motorway) , rail or bus. (An hourly bus service to and from Dublin is available from outside the college gate).
Small class groups and experienced, approachable lecturing team
Students can reach their full potential in this learning environment.
Innovative Aspects of this programme
- Case Study module modelled on the FAE
In addition to the core (exemption) subjects, the programme contains an important case study module (Business Strategy and Analysis) which is modelled on the final admitting examination (FAE) of Chartered Accountants Ireland and is assessed by open book examination. This means graduates of this programme are uniquely well prepared for this subject when they reach the FAE.
- One week international Residential
There is a residential for one week in either Ireland or Germany (alternate years) where students work in international teams to solve a business simulation game. Graduates have found this to be challenging, enjoyable and very beneficial. The cost of the residential is included in the course fee.
Students have an opportunity to perform supervised research in an area of their choice, leading to a minor dissertation.
- Guest Lecturers
Recent visitors to the college included Bill Prafiska, Financial Services Ombudsman and Howard Millar, CFO of Ryanair, both of whom gave outstanding presentations which were very well received by students and staff.
Excellent Career Prospects
Graduates of this course are employed by a range of leading employers including Grant Thornton, PwC KPMG, and Ernst and Young. Grant Thornton have been very supportive of this programme and sponsor two significant prizes for the top students in Auditing and Business Strategy and Analysis.
Please download the application form, using the following link and send it to :
Admissions Office, DKIT,Dublin Rd, Dundalk, Co Louth
Please note that the running of the programme is subject to a minimum enrollment number.
Learners will take the following modules :
- Advanced Corporate Reporting and Accountability;
- Management Accounting Decision Making and Control;
- Business Finance;
- Advanced Tax;
- Research Methods;
- Business Strategy and Analysis.
Applicants must have a recognised honours degree (2:2 or higher) in a Accounting/Finance related programme. Places will be allocated on a competitive basis - Applicants holding 1st class honours and 2.1 degrees will be favoured over those with 2.2 awards. Applicants should normally have gained exemption from CAP1 of the ICAI examinations.
Graduates achieving the required standard, on completing the Masters in Accounting will be exempt from the CAP2 examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland and can progress directly to the Final Admitting Examination.
Recognition by Professional Bodies:
Chartered Accountants Ireland