About This Program
Acquire technical skills in accounting and business analysis in-line with the coursework for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, even if your undergraduate degree is unrelated to accounting or business!
This MSc International Accounting Practice is another conversion postgraduate program offered by University College Cork. Individuals with undergraduate degrees from all disciplines may therefore apply.
And if you are nervous about the prospects of a career post-graduation, don't be. With an accounting placement of up to five months or 20 weeks, you'll get sufficient time to practice what you've learned during lectures, projects and papers.
And due to the excellent reputation of UCC for producing high caliber accounting graduates, graduating from this program will provide you with skills that will allow you to gain a number of exemptions from the main international accountancy bodies.
The MSc International Accounting Practice program is delivered by a combination of UCC academic staff and invited guest speakers. You'll be in good hands as the academics are experts in their field:
The academic staff members are research-active, engaged with a variety of research areas and publishing in national and international journals.
This MSc International Accounting Practice program is comprehensive and requires significant student participation and engagement.
You will be required to participate in Induction Week for the following reasons:
This course consists of traditional classroom-based lectures across two semesters. You may have to spend up to three hours preparing and studying for each hour of lectures.
Your assessment will be made from:
Upon completion of the MSc International Accounting Practice, you can expect to have excellent career prospects in an accounting role, with a wide range of organizations, including:
This 12-month MSc International Accounting Practice is designed for those preparing to work as accounting professionals, in Ireland and internationally. Alignment to professional accounting syllabi provides you with exemptions which are recognized globally.
In addition to combining skills in the twin disciplines of accounting and business analysis, you also get to develop key competencies in:
The MSc International Accounting Practice will provide you with the skills required to:
Course Code : CKL43 Full-time
College : Business and Law
Duration : 12 months
Qualifications Level : NFQ Level 9
All fees listed below are in Euros (€).
Tuition Fee - International Fees
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:
It is important to apply early as this course may be over-subscribed. Please note the following protocol:
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.
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 program 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.
If you did not meet the academic requirement or there is no equivalency for your country, let us know! Share your Inquiry with IVC.
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:
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:
A personal statement (minimum of 200 words) to the satisfaction of the Programme Director.
Why Study in University College Cork
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.
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:
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: