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Alumni Insights

Our Alumni are the ultimate ambassadors of the UCD Smurfit School learning experience. They provide the most concrete proof of the excellence that typifies our School. Watch the video below to find out more from alumni of the Master of Accounting and the key role it has played in their career progression.  Or visit our MSc Alumni Stories page and Video Gallery to learn even more about the experiences of our graduates.

Sam Totterdell

MAcc 2022, Corporate Tax Associate at Deloitte

"I chose to study the MAcc at UCD as it felt the natural progression to pursue an accounting career. The Master of Accounting at UCD Smurfit set me up incredibly well for a career in professional services. It is a programme delivered by top-class facilitators who are invested in each student's development and well-being. The technical knowledge gained sets students up extremely well to go on and pursue their accounting and/or tax qualifications, with additional tax exemptions offered when compared to similar programmes. Alongside this excellent learning, the small class environment is conducive to making friends that you will continue to work alongside and build these friendships for many years into the future. It was a thoroughly enjoyable programme which allowed me to further my learning."

Laura Kelly

MAcc 2016, Audit Assistant Manager at Deloitte

"The reputation and accreditations which UCD Smurfit School holds are just some of the reasons that I choose to apply for the MAcc. From the outset it was clear to see the experience, knowledge, dedication and passion that was shared by lecturers and staff alike to support the success of the students. The MAcc provided me with a strong foundation in a wide array of subject matters, with a focus on both technical knowledge as well as practical application of the concepts in a collaborative environment. An added appeal was the ability to complete the tax summer school as part of the curriculum and obtain further exemptions from the Part II CTA exams. Ultimately the experience I gained on the MAcc, combined with the alumni network that I developed, equipped me with the tools to succeed in both my professional qualifications and my career."

Ross Duffy

MAcc 2019, Senior Tax Associate at PwC

"The MAcc at UCD Michael Smurfit Business School will ensure success in qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, but more importantly the MAcc will set you apart from your peers as you work both in Ireland and further afield. I completed the MAcc at UCD Smurfit Business School on account of it being Ireland’s leading business school, providing an outstanding quality of teaching and a supportive learning environment. The MAcc will give you the professional and analytical skills, along with solid technical knowledge, to support you during your training contract, professional exams and future career, wherever that may take you."

UCD Business Alumni Network

UCD Business Alumni comprises a global network of over 98,000 graduates in over 100 countries. The key focus of UCD Business Alumni is to help our business graduates keep in touch with colleagues, classmates, academics and the wider business community through a range of alumni activities and supports. Our goal is to create a strong alumni community and network, with the school as the focal point.  We are focused on building a life-long mutually beneficial relationship with graduates to ensure that they are constantly informed and engaged through regular events, reunions and communications. 

Find out more about the UCD Business Alumni Network and how you can become involved.

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