MSc in Accounting and Financial Management From University College Dublin

Program Overview

This programme is designed to equip future accounting and finance professionals with the knowledge and skills to succeed. It will develop the accounting and financial management skills of business graduates who may not have specialised in accounting and financial management in their degrees and now want a career in this area.

This degree at a ranked and accredited business school prepares its graduates for roles in the finance function of Irish PLCs and multinational companies, leading accounting services firms, and for accounting roles in the finance industry. Our Dublin location and ongoing relationships with leading global companies and accounting services firms will help you present yourself with confidence to the world’s top companies.

This programme provides a balance between theoretical learning and applied skills development. Top-class faculty and highly regarded expert practitioners ensure the academic rigour and real-life relevance of the course content.



  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 20,500




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Autumn Trimester

  • Performance Measurement and Management

  • Strategic Corporate Finance

  • Strategic Management

  • Organisational Behaviour

Spring Trimester

  • Management Control Systems

  • Risk Management Systems

  • Corporate Governance and Ethics

  • Financial Reporting

Summer Trimester

  • Current Issues in Performance

+ 3 option modules

  • Advanced Financial Reporting

  • Project Management

  • FinTech and the Financial Manger

  • Accounting Technology

  • Strategic Management Accounting Practice

Please be advised that modules listed are indicative and subject to change.

  • An honours bachelor business degree with a minimum 2.1 award at NFQ Level 8 (or international equivalent) AND

  • Applicants are required to have demonstrated strong academic ability (a 1.1 or 2.1) in at least one accounting module and one finance module.

Note: Candidates may be asked to sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) subject to individual application.


An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version. 

In 2022 and 2023 we will accept IELTS indicator. It may not be recognised after that depending on the outcome of a review.


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 

A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with no less than 21 in writing and at least 19 in every other section.

In 2022 and 2023 we will accept TOEFL Home Edition. . It may not be recognised after that depending on the outcome of a review.

General Requirements

  • Standard XII

  • Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

  • Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE)

  • Intermediate Exam (some state boards)

  • Higher/Senior School Certificate/Examination (most state boards)

  • Average is calculated on best 5 recognised subjectsCBSE/AISSCE/CUSCE/ISC - English Language 80% OR IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent

Fees Full-Time EU:    €15,000 (academic year 2022/2023)

Full-Time Non-EU:    €20,500 (academic year 2022/2023)

This programme aims to equip students for employment in three key areas:

  •  Finance Teams

Large Irish and multinational companies have many opportunities in their finance teams. Students who have completed a UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School degree are considered by many employers to have developed their accounting and financial management knowledge and skills to a level that means they can make an immediate contribution.

  •  Accounting Practice

Many roles are open in accounting practice to graduates of this programme. Leading accounting services firms will recognise the knowledge and skills developed in this programme.

  •  Funds Accounting/Administration

There are many opportunities in the Dublin International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) for graduates of this programme in fund administration and accounting roles


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