Programme Code MSCACC
Programme Duration 1
Programme Level 9
EQF Level 7
EHEA Level Second Cycle
Programme Credits 90
Semester Duration 12 Week(s)
Language of Instruction English
CAO Code; QQI Progamme Code etc
Programme Extra Information Below is the indicative full-time schedule for this course. Please note, the part-time schedule is run over a longer period of time. Further details of this schedule can be found in our part-time prospectus.

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

Exposed to the latest thinking, theories and concepts in the field of accountancy Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding in the practical application of accounting and finance knowledge to the commercial workplace.  Analyse the key factors that influence management financial decisions and critically assess the theoretical and practical models used to support such decisions.
Conduct research across a range of areas, identify appropriate relevant literatures, analyse that information and synthesize it into an appropriate form in order to evaluate situations and identify alternative courses of action that may be contemplated and present this through written or verbal format for use in senior decision making.  Demonstrate advanced analytical skills in relation to quantitative data to include accountancy models and techniques in a number of business situations and scenarios.  Develop analytical skills and decision-making capacity required of senior management and appreciate the role that personal values and ethics play in such processes.  Identify and formulate appropriate research questions and associated methodologies to address contemporary complex financial problems and hence formulate explanations for research findings. Demonstrate advanced analytical skills in relation to quantitative and qualitative research design.
Critically assess the impact of contextual forces on organisations, including legal systems; ethical, economic, financial, environmental, and technological change issues, international developments and corporate governance in order to draw conclusions and offer recommendations.  Apply accountancy theory in practice by selecting appropriate technique for a given situation.   Demonstrate high-level group interaction skills using a problem-solving orientation in both the learning environment and the business environment.
Apply ethical leadership in practice by selecting appropriate leadership styles for a given situation.   Possess the analytical and multi-perspective framework that will allow learners exercise appropriate judgement and evaluate policies aimed at maximising value creation across key organisational areas.   Set targets, motivate, monitor performance, coach and mentor to continuously improve the people, activities, operations and units being managed in an ethical and transparent manner.
Acquire, interpret and analyse current theories in the field of accounting and finance and demonstrate a critical awareness of the appropriate context for applying this knowledge having reflected on their own personal learning journey.  Actively seek out opportunities for personal and professional development for example through the accountancy professional bodies and other membership organisations and not for profit/give back initiatives.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H9AA Audit and Assurance
H9CL Company Law
H9FA Financial Accounting
H9FM Financial Management
H9MA Management Accounting
H9T Taxation
Group Elective 1
Module Code Title
H9CPA Critical Perspectives in Accounting

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H9AFM Advanced Financial Management
H9AT Advanced Taxation
H9BI Business Intelligence
H9CGE Corporate Governance and Ethics 
H9FRT Financial Reporting
H9PM Performance Management
H9RSMTH Research Methods
Group Elective 2
Module Code Title
H9CPA Critical Perspectives in Accounting

Stage 1 / Semester 3

Group Elective 3
Module Code Title
H9AP Accounting in Practice
H9DISSER_A Dissertation
H9NEGLD Effective Leadership in the Organisation