MSc International Accounting and Analytics Pathway B (Sponsored)

Oct 08, 2020

Are you a qualified accountant who would like to expand your skills in the areas of data analytics, SAP and robotic process automation? If so, the MSc in International Accounting and Analytics, Pathway B at NUI Galway is the programme for you.  

At NUI Galway, we have responded to recent reports including the ICAS and FRC report on Auditor Skills in a Changing Business World (in 2016) identifying the need for increased data analytic skills among accountants. The MSc in International Accounting and Analytics, Pathway B programme provides opportunities to enhance your data and analytics skillset so that you can apply advanced technologies with ease in a changing business environment. 

This is the first programme of its kind in UK and Irish universities and has been nominated as the ‘Best New Postgraduate Programme’ at the GradIreland Awards in November 2019. It was also recently nominated for an upcoming Irish Accountancy Award 2020 in the category ‘Excellence in Education and Training’. 

Why is this the programme for you? 

This is an ideal Masters programme if you are already a qualified associate member with an IFAC member professional accountancy body (or other body deemed equivalent by the Programme Director) and looking to build your professional qualifications. This unique programme offers, through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), exemption from 50% (45 credits) of the 90 credits to fully exam-qualified accountants who have been admitted to full associate membership of the recognised professional accountancy bodies for this taught Masters course. 

Programme delivery 

Applicants are provided with two options to complete the programme: 

  • Option A: One year full-time, obtaining all 45 credits within this timeframe (commencing in February 2021–August 2021); and
  • Option B: Two years part-time, obtaining 25 credits in year one and 20 credits in year two (commencing in February 2021–August 2021 and January 2022–August 2022).  

Key features of the programme 

The design and structure of this programme was created following consultation and advice from industry, professional bodies, accounting practitioners and regulators. This programme enables early to mid-career accountants advance their accounting careers and develop insights and technical knowledge of tools and techniques for driving organisational performance. In addition to the core academic modules, students are exposed to a variety of learning technologies to develop their skills for practice and the global business environment, including: 

  • internationally recognised and valued SAP Certification;
  • KPMG-led Summer School on Audit and Accounting Analytics;  
  • Disruptive Technologies in Accounting and Finance Summer School, via partnership with UI Path;
  • guest lectures from expert practitioners; 
  • exposure to a range of data analytic tools; and  
  • the development of professional skills for the workplace.  

For further information, please contact the Programme Director: 

Ms Andrea Crean 
J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics College of Business, Public Policy & Law 
NUI Galway 
Email: andrea.crean@nuigalway.ie  
www.nuigalway.ie/accounting-analytics.html 

(This article is sponsored by NUI Galway.)