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About this Course
Globalisation, the growth of multinational enterprises, the convergence of international accounting practices and the expansion of the European Union all contribute to the importance of an international focus in accounting and finance education. The increasing influence of International Financial Reporting Standards and the shortage of international accounting expertise have led to significant demand for relevant education. The speed and significance of recent reforms have led to a demand for Masters level education which reflects these developments and facilitates transition.
The MSc in International Accounting and Finance is designed to equip you with a high standard of knowledge in the principles, theoretical concepts and practice of accounting and finance. In today’s fast paced business world, competition is fiercer than ever, and well qualified graduates in accounting and finance are recognised as having the knowledge and skills necessary to deal innovatively with the many challenges occurring in industry, financial institutions and public services.
The specific programme aims are as follows:
- International aspects of accounting and finance are at the core of the programme.
- The content reflects current developments in accounting and finance and thus students will gain a knowledge and skill base which is relevant to the needs of employers.
- The Department of Accounting and Finance provides a thriving internationally focused atmosphere – we have students from across the globe.
- Students are given training in information gathering and research in accounting and finance. These skills will be useful for a career in business and commerce.
- Corporate Financial Management
- International Financial Reporting
- Quantitative Applications for Finance
- Personal and Professional Development
- Research Methods I
- Research Methods II
- Advanced International Financial Reporting
- Strategic Performance Management
- Treasury Risk Management
- Corporate Governance and Global Accounting Issues
- Operation and Governance of Financial Markets
About Dublin Business School
Established in 1975, Dublin Business School offers business and law courses including programmes in art, social science, media, humanities and psychology fields. As Ireland’s leading independent college, DBS continues to grow and build its reputation. The courses are offered through innovative teaching and learning methods and are focused and relevant to domestic and international students. With a student population of more than 9000, DBS offers over 100 accredited programmes on full time mode as well as online.
The minimum entry requirements for the MSc in International Accounting & Finance and associated stream are:
- A minimum Second Class Honours (2.2) in a level 8 Business degree from a recognised third level institution with Accounting and/or Finance as a main component, or
- An equivalent professional qualification such as ACCA or CIMA
- For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum English language requirement for entry to the programme is IELTS score 6.5 (or equivalent).
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