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  • 1. DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL M.B.S. in Accounting (PAC Code: DC501) 1 Year Full-Time Programme Programme Overview Entry Requirements The M.B.S. in Accounting is the leading programme of its kind The minimum entry requirements are one of the following: in Ireland, an innovative partnership of learning which is n An honours degree in accounting informed and shaped by the needs of the accounting professional of tomorrow. The programme encourages critical n An honours degree with a significant specialism in and creative thinking, teamwork and communication, and accounting develops a diverse range of professional attributes which n An honours degree in a discipline other than accounting equip graduates to excel in the accounting profession and or business, together with an honours award in the to adopt leadership positions in their professional lives. University’s Professional Diploma in Accounting. The M.B.S. in Accounting is designed to meet the needs Applicants must have completed an honours degree of honours graduates who have taken major accounting programme which has exempted them from the Institute of specialisms in their undergraduate studies. It allows such Chartered Accountants in Ireland’s (ICAI) CAP 1 examinations. candidates to combine study for a Masters degree with study Applications for exemption should be directed to the ICAI. for professional examinations in an educationally effective Details are available on the Institute’s website: www.icai.ie way. The programme also provides the opportunity for If, as is normally the case, demand from qualified applicants further career progression to graduates of DCU’s exceeds available places, applicants will be ranked for Professional Diploma in Accounting. admission purposes on the basis of prior academic performance. Those who have not received their degree results by the application closing date may receive conditional offers.
  • 2. M.B.S. in Accounting 1 Year Full-Time Programme Aims and Objectives Additional Programme Feature The programme affords recent graduates the The Business and Social Environment module is an integral opportunity to study for a Masters qualification and part of the programme and provides a forum for leading at the same time gain exemptions from professional speakers to impart their experiences and give a broader examinations. It aims to foster the student’s ability to perspective of the role of the accountant in society. provide professional solutions based on a comprehensive Past speakers include: Sheila O’Flanagan, novelist and understanding of the relationship between the various Irish Times columnist; Peter McVerry SJ, The Arrupe elements of accounting and the ethical underpinnings Society; Tom O’Higgins, Chairman of Concern Worldwide; of the profession. This is increasingly important in the Joan Burton, Chartered Accountant and Minister of State complex commercial environment, where proposed (1993-1997); Robbie Kelleher, Head of Research, Davy actions have a wide range of implications for business. Stockbrokers; Patrick Darcy, Garda Fraud Officer; and Charlie Bird, RTÉ Chief News Correspondent. Programme Structure and Content The M.B.S. in Accounting is delivered on a full-time basis Career Prospects over one academic year. Graduates of the M.B.S. are exempt from all subjects The programme encompasses both professional and in the CAP 2 Examination of the Institute of Chartered conceptual material. A number of recent reports have Accountants in Ireland (ICAI). To qualify as chartered recommended this combination as the ideal educational accountants, graduates of the programme will be preparation for a career in accountancy. required to pass the Institute’s Final Admitting Examination and to serve a training contract of three Among the areas covered on the programme are: years. Many firms of chartered accountants sponsor n Financial Accounting students whom they have recruited on the programme. n Taxation Frequent employers of our graduates include Accenture, n Critical Perspectives on Accounting Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, JP Morgan, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. n Corporate and Investment Finance n Business and Social Environment Chairperson of the Programme n Management Accounting Martin Quinn, B.A. (Hons.), M.Sc., A.C.M.A. n Auditing and Professional Ethics Contact Details n Assurance Services Enquiries should be directed to the DCUBS School Office n IT and the Accountant at: +353 (0)1 700 5265 or email: dcubs@dcu.ie n Research Methodology/Project View full programme details, including fees and closing dates for application, at www.dcu.ie/dcubs To apply for a postgraduate taught programme, visit the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) at www.pac.ie to complete an online application. “I found the course deepened my understanding of accounting and the broader business world. The research project was my favourite aspect of the course as it allowed me to design and carry out my own experiment, and actually get assessed on it. My research focused on burnout in accounting students, not something covered in any accounting text!” “The lecturers on the course were fantastic and were always available for a chat if you were stuck with anything. A further benefit of the masters is the level of professional exemptions – full CAP2 of your accounting exams and Part 1 of your tax exams! Overall, the M.B.S. in Accounting provides a great platform to learn and was for me a really enjoyable year in college.” Shane Murphy, International Tax Trainee, Deloitte & Touche MBS in Accounting, 2008