About This Program

Keep your skills viable and in sync with the latest trends in business!  Straddle the two worlds and specialize in information systems and management accounting.

This is a conversion postgraduate program and you can apply even if your undergraduate degree is unrelated to finance or accounting.  To ensure you make the most of this program, you also get to apply your learning in a 6-month industry placement.

If you are an Accounting or Finance graduate, you will make the most of this course.  The MSc Management Information and Managerial Accounting Systems program or MIMAS is unique as it is the only master’s level course in Ireland that focuses on both accounting and information systems.

And because the course content is tailored to industry requirements, graduate placement opportunities are unparalleled in Ireland in terms of the profile of the companies, the international scope, and full-time positions open to students upon graduation.

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Course Delivery

This course consists of:

  • Traditional classroom-based lectures;
  • Series of computer practical sessions;
  • Seminars;
  • Industrial site visits;
  • Guest lectures;
  • 6-month industrial internship

Your assessment will be made from:

  • End-of-the-year written examinations;
  • Individual and group assignments and projects;
  • Group research project;
  • Group presentations to leading industry experts.

Careers

The employment record of the degree is excellent, and depending on your previous work experience and background, you may look forward to pursuing the following careers:

  • Project manager
  • Business analyst
  • Management accountant
  • Auditor
  • Information systems professionals.

National and international placement opportunities are available as the MIMAS course is unique in having cultivated an international reputation for the caliber of UCC's students, and the university has strong relationships with placement companies and employers in Ireland, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and the United States.

If you intend to follow an accounting career, you should consider progressing through the professional accounting exams ACCA, CIMA among others.

Learning Outcomes

With an introduction to business intelligence and data analytics, you will acquire the skills to steer organizational performance and allow you to:

  • Monitor financial health
  • Analyze historic data
  • Predict future trends, and budget and forecast
  • Design and build information systems from a process, database and user interface perspective
  • Demonstrate more advanced and important communication skills.

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Course Outline

Course Code : CKL05

College : Business and Law

Duration : 15 Months

Qualifications Level : NFQ Level 9

Fees :

All fees listed below are in Euros (€).  

Registration Fee

50

Tuition Fee - International Fees

18,000

The above figures represent what UCC expects will be your reasonable international fees. Other fees may not have been included.  

Therefore, when estimating your cost of living for an academic year, i.e., one nine-month period from September to May inclusive, insurance, include rent, weekly supermarket shopping, some meals on campus, electricity bills, heating bills, refuse bills, parking fees, mobile phone expenses, travel, clothing, snacks on campus, socializing, health, books and materials.

As expenses are subject to change, the above figures may be changed at any time without notice by UCC.  Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa or Education Counselor periodically for any changes.



Intake Dates :

The  next intake date is September 10, 2018.

IVC will be accepting applications only until MARCH 31, 2018.  This 5-month preparation period includes, among others:

  • Review by the UCC department/school for your eligibility;
  • Processing by the Admissions Office;
  • Enrollment;
  • Processing of insurance;
  • Payment of tuition fee;
  • Payment and processing of your education bond;
  • Seeking accommodation;
  • Processing of your student visa application.

It is important to apply early as this course may be over-subscribed. Please note the following protocol:

  • If you meet the application requirements but the course is full, you will be placed on the waiting list. You will be given priority over later applicants.
  • If the course has not been filled in the first round, or by the first round waiting list or your application is successful, you will receive an offer or a conditional offer.
  • If you meet the application requirements but the course is full, you will be placed on the waiting list.

View IMPORTANT INFORMATON about APPLYING for an Irish Student Visa

Make sure you apply early!  We allow two month to coordinate with the university, arrange accommodation, insurance, pay your tuition fee, and process your education bond.  The next three months is reserved for the visa application process. 



Entry Criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations of University College Cork.  As an international student, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Academic Achievement.  You must have attained at least a Second Class Honours degree, except graduates from degrees with high levels of software development and management accounting content (e.g. BSc Business Information Systems, BSc Accounting).  You may still be admitted to the programme even if you do not meet or achieve the Second Class Honours Grade II standard if you have significant practical or professional experience as deemed appropriate by the Head of Department and subject to the approval of the School of Business.

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  • English Language Proficiency.  If English is not your native language, you must provide proof of English language proficiency to a standard of any ONE of the following exams:
    • IELTS (Academic Test): Overall band score of 6.5 with no individual section less than 5.5
    • TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 90. Minimum scores per section are as follows:  Listening and Writing 17; Speaking 20; Reading 18.
    • Cambridge Proficiency Exam: Grade C
    • Cambridge Advanced Exam: Grade B
    • Pearson PTE: Minimum score of 63 with no section score below 59.

Your English certificate must be up to date which means it should be less than two years old.

  • You are required to complete a full application for the program AND satisfy all other entry criteria as required by the program team and provide such evidence as required by the university, including, but not limited to:
    • Academic transcripts
    • College diploma
    • Professional references
    • Professional registration details
    • Curriculum Vitae and
    • Identity documents.
  • Complete a supplementary questionnaire

Why Study in University College Cork

Cork - the city that has it all!

The greater metropolitan area of Cork, Ireland's second largest city, has a population of almost 300,000.

Cork has a number of "sister cities" around the world; these include San Francisco, Shanghai, Rennes and Cologne. UCC receives many students from these cities who experience a warm and friendly welcome and a sense of being "home from home".

Cork City is a cosmopolitan modern city with all the advantages of a capital city with none of the disadvantages! It has the cafe, restaurant and nightlife culture of a vibrant European city while its inhabitants can still easily walk down its main street and bump into friends and acquaintances. The city is also the principal commercial and banking centre in the South of Ireland. It is a busy, thriving seaport and home to a large number of modern industries.

As a small city, everything is easily accessible and a full range of amenities, be they recreational, business, shopping or sport, abound in the city itself. Cork City however, does not stand isolated from its county - the largest in the country. Therefore, 'city and 'county' life merge effortlessly together bringing the beauty of County Cork, water sports and ourdoor pursuits right to your doorstep. According to National Geographic, you'll find one of the best walks in Cork!

UCC's main campus is within walking distance of this mass of activity and life. What's more with the beauty of its campus, UCC is considered not only a respected University but also one of the nicest 'gardens' belonging to Cork as a whole.  

Cork was also very proud to have been designated 'European Capital of Culture 2005', reflecting the strong tradition of music, art and theatre in the city.

Cork international airport is only 6 kilometres from the University. This allows for constant access to the international destinations and also highlights Cork itself as a globally attractive and exciting location.

UCC Facts and Figures.

If you intend to enroll in UCC especially in research, you would enjoy working with state of the art facilities and a hands-on approach to learning.  And as an applicant, you would be happy to know that UCC:

  • Offers a variety of programs, from undergraduate to Ph.D. courses - all for you to choose from;
  • Has more than 1,200 qualified academic faculty staff;
  • Ensures that students needs are looked after as UCC has a student union that acts as the representative body of the 15,000 plus students attending UCC. You will automatically be a member as your student levy will be part of your miscellaneous fees;
  • Has over 80 active societies and 50 different sports clubs.  There are also various clubs that center on a variety of activities such as academic, charitable, religious, creative arts as well as sports.  You'll never get bored and you'll enjoy opportunities to network;
  • Encourages its societies to engage in altruistic and humanitarian works such as raising funds for an orphanage in Cambodia and financial support for the Cork Hospitals Children's Club;
  • Established its own Accommodation and Student Activities Office that can provide you with advice and information on renting accommodation in Cork City;
  • Has impressive graduate statistics in that ninety percent (90%) of primary degree graduates are in employment or further study.

Students

Aside from stylishly-furnished rooms that can accommodate 1,200 students, you may want to consider studying in University College Cork for the following reasons:

  • Favorable student visa process;
  • The Republic of Ireland is an English-speaking country. There's no need to learn a new language;
  • It is the Gateway to Europe for leading global companies. In fact 8 out of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies are located in Cork;
  • Your needs and rights will be protected. UCC's International Office was ranked 1st in Ireland and 3rd in the world with a 944% satisfaction rating.  UCC offers one of the best student support and careers service;
  • It was the 1st university in the world to be awarded the international Green Flag;
  • It was voted "Safest Campus in Ireland" by international students;
  • 87% of UCC's graduate are in employment;
  • Your degree is respected and recognized as UCC belongs to the top 2% of research institutions in the world;
  • Everything you need is only minutes from Cork City Centre:  accommodation, library, green campus, shops, restaurants and art gallery!

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