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Career Opportunities

The Master of Accounting qualification from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School gives you the broad-based knowledge and in-depth accounting skills you need for the long-term development of your career. You gain access to a wide range of employment opportunities, namely within Accounting, Financial Services, Industry and Commerce, and Management Consultancy, and with employers such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young. UCD Master of Accounting graduates such as Siobhán Talbot, Chief Executive of Glanbia, and Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner KPMG, occupy some of the top positions in the business and accounting professions.

In 2016, 98% of our graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. (Source: First Destination Report 2016)

Potential careers for our graduates include:

Potential Careers for our Graduates

Potential careers for our graduates include:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Tax Consultant
  • Management consulting
  • Banking and investment management

Companies hiring our graduates

Smurfit Career Development Centre

The UCD Smurfit Career Development Centre team will work with you to define your career path and support you in developing the career-related skills, know-how, and confidence to pursue your post-MSc career goals.

Our holistic programme is designed to support you at key points in your career development.  Our programme is structured into three key stages, designed to support you in building and driving your own career.

A variety of workshops, events, one-to-one career appointments and access to a range of online tools and resources prepare you for future opportunities. 

Learn more about the Smurfit Career Development Centre

Getting Started: Set-up for Success

Building Career Skills & Professional Networks

Success at Interview and Professional Brand Building

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