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Top 10 Universities For Master's In Accounting And Finance In Ireland

The crux of any business lies in the accounting and finance part of it. It is always important to make sure that the balance sheet is well balanced, and hence it becomes equally obvious that the jobs in the field of accounting and finance will always exist and grow.

It is not for nothing that most of the leaders that end up being the CEO of the firms belong to the finance background. Number crunching matters, and it is only through a good financial accounting that a company progresses and invests only where it is necessary.

Having said that, for those international students, who are looking at pursuing a Master’s in Accounting and Finance in Ireland, we are sharing a list of the ten best universities for the same.

1. University College Dublin

Accounting and Finance
source : US Ireland Alliance

The University College Dublin is one the leading research university in Dublin, Ireland founded in 1854. The university offers two types of master’s program in accounting and finance namely, Master of Accounting and MSc in Finance.

The Master of Accounting programme is designed for graduates from business, management, accounting or finance background who want to make a career in accounting and related field. The focus of this program is not only to develop technical skills but also to solve complex problems and develop critical thinking. The Master’s of Accounting program offered by the university is one of the best in entire Ireland.

The MSc in Finance programme is ranked among the top 50 by the Financial Times. The programme focuses on empirical and theoretical research which empowers the students to remain updated about the changes and latest practices in international financial markets.

Program List :

🠪 Master of Accounting

🠪 MSc in Finance

Course Details :

🠪 University Type – Public

🠪 Program Duration – 1 Year, Full-Time

🠪 Admission Semester – September

🠪 Program Fees – EU: €14,460 Non-EU: €19,900

2. National University of Ireland, Galway

National University of Ireland, Galway
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The National University of Ireland, Galway, is a prestigious third level institute that is considered among the top 1 percent in the world. The NUI, Galway offers specialisation in Financial Accounting, Business Finance, Macroeconomics as well as International Finance.

The Master of Accounting programme has been designed in accordance with the Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) syllabus and also includes a summer school on the topic Audit and Accounting in the 21st Century.

The MSc (International Accounting and Analytics) Pathway A programme focuses on the theory and practice of corporate finance. Students have the option to study a SAP certified module.

The MSc (International Accounting and Analytics) Pathway B programme aims to inculcate knowledge in the latest systems and processes to use organisational data to handle performance management and achieve strategic objectives.

Program List :

🠪 Master of Accounting

🠪 MSc (International Accounting and Analytics) Pathway A

🠪 MSc (International Accounting and Analytics) Pathway B

Course Details :

🠪 University Type – Public

🠪 Program Duration – 1 year Full-time, 2 years Part-time

🠪 Admission Semester – September ,February

🠪 Program Fees – EU: €10,000, EU: €6,740, Non-EU: €17000 ,€17,250,€11,600

3. University College Cork

University College Cork
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The University College Cork is a constituent member of the National University of Ireland and one of the most esteemed universities in Ireland. The university’s Master of Accounting programme is accredited by the professional accountancy bodies in Ireland. Most graduates of this programme get outstanding employment opportunities during their internship program itself. It isn’t uncommon that most of the internship opportunities that students get at the University College Cork get converted into full-time jobs. The course offers you an opportunity to be a professional accountant by the end of the program.

Program List :

🠪 Master of Accounting (MACC)

Course Details :

🠪 University Type – Public

🠪 Program Duration – 1 year, Full-time

🠪 Admission Semester – September

🠪 Program Fees – EU: €10,670 Non-EU: €18,000

4. Dublin City University

Dublin City University
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Dublin City University is a university, located in the Northside of Dublin, Ireland. Created as the National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin, in 1975, the Dublin City University’s admission process is very competitive, and the final placement equally rewarding.

The MSc in Accounting programme includes both professional and conceptual aspects. It covers a wide range of subjects like International Financial Accounting & Analysis, Advanced Management Accounting and Auditing and Professional Ethics.

The MSc in International Accounting and Business aims to improve the analytical and managerial competence of the students, and develop professional and leadership attributes.

Program List :

🠪 MSc in Accounting

🠪 MSc in International Accounting and Business

Course Details :

🠪 University Type – Public

🠪 Program Duration – 1 Year

🠪 Admission Semester – September, October

🠪 Program Fees – EU: €9,955 Non-EU:€14,800, Non-EU: €16,000

5. Technological University Dublin

Technological University Dublin
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Founded in the year 2019, the Technological University Dublin or TU Dublin is the first technological university in Ireland and is a combination of the Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology (Blanchardstown) and Institute of Technology(Tallaght)

This university is research-based and hence is a better choice for those students who are looking at a doctorate program later. The focus is also on understanding the intricacies more as compared to the industrial exposure that one usually gets in the universities during the master’s program. The MSc in Accounting programme focuses on Management Accounting, Auditing, Taxation and Financial reporting.

Program List :

🠪 MSc in Accounting

Course Details :

🠪 University Type – Public

🠪 Program Duration – 1 Year, Full-time

🠪 Admission Semester – September

🠪 Program Fees – €11,500

6. Maynooth University

Maynooth University
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Maynooth University officially known as the National University of Ireland, Maynooth is a distinguished Irish university. The Master of Arts in Accounting programme is a one year programme offered by the university and is specially crafted for honours accounting graduates who are exempted from Chartered Accountants Ireland’s CAP1 examinations and aspire to become a professional accountant.

The specialisations offered by the university are akin to any other Master’s programme in any of the universities of repute.

Program List :

🠪 MA Accounting

Course Details :

🠪 University Type – Public

🠪 Program Duration – 1 Year, Full-time

🠪 Admission Semester – September

7. Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Go Ireland
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Formerly known as the Regional Technical College, the Letterkenny Institute of Technology is a leading, third level educational institute in Ireland.

The Letterkenny Institute of Technology is known for its strong alumni base. The course is developed more in accordance with the European standards, and hence if you are looking at pursuing your job in European nations, this should be your course of choice. The major specialisations offered are microfinance, accounting and international finance.

Program List :

🠪 Master of Arts (MA) in Accounting

Course Details :

🠪 University Type – Public

🠪 Program Duration – 1 Year, Full-time

🠪 Program Fees – EU: €5,750 Non-EU: €10,000

8. Griffith College, Dublin

Griffith College, Dublin
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Griffith College is one of the oldest among the third level private universities in Ireland. The MSc in Accounting & Finance Management programme can be completed either as a full or part-time program and primarily focuses on preparing graduates for managing international accounts and finance. With this programme, students will be able to gain the practical experience required for working in a multicultural environment and situations. Students will also be able to refine their leadership and interpersonal skills that are necessary for effective workplace communication.

Program List :

🠪 MSc in Accounting & Finance Management

Course Details :

🠪 University Type – Private

🠪 Program Duration – 1 Year, Full-time 2 Years, Part-time

🠪 Admission Semester – October, February

🠪 Program Fees – €14,000

9. Dublin Business School

Dublin Business School
source : Irish Times

Dublin Business School is one of Ireland’s largest autonomous colleges. The MSc in International Accounting and Finance is a comprehensive programme that covers a wide range of skills related to accounting and finance and also covers a number of core topics ranging from capital markets, quantitative financial modelling, risk management, financial reporting, to financial management and more. Students can either choose to study the master’s course as a full-time or part-time depending on their availability.

Program List :

🠪 MSc in International Accounting & Finance

Course Details :

🠪 University Type – Private

🠪 Program Duration – 1 Year, Full-time 2 Years, Part-time

🠪 Program Fees – €8,700 Full-time, €5,390 Part-time

10. Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) - Ireland

Waterford Institute of Technology
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Waterford Institute of Technology or WIT is a renowned educational institute located in Waterford, Ireland. WIT’s Master of Business in Economics and Finance is a graduate programme that was specially designed to satisfy the demand from companies for skilled graduates in the field of finances. The MBS programme gives students the chance to obtain skills and knowledge from expert lecturers in various areas from econometrics, advanced financial analysis to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Program List :

🠪 Master of Business in Economics and Finance

Course Details :

🠪 University Type – Public

🠪 Program Duration – 1 Year, Fulltime

🠪 Program Fees – EU: €6,250 Non-EU: €11,500

Conclusion

The aim of this article was to help international students know the various options available to pursue a Master’s in Accounting and Finance from Ireland. Take a careful look at all the universities and programmes and choose the one that suits you the best based on your needs and priorities. We hope that the information mentioned in this article will be of help to you.

If you are looking at procuring scholarships to study Master's in Ireland, do read this article to learn about the scholarship options for international students

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