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What will I learn?

A blended teaching approach characterised by varied in-class methods (lectures, seminars, case studies and guest speakers from industry) provides a balance between theoretical learning and applied skills development.

The programme develops the necessary skills and knowledge to analyse business strategy and how business works, provide the relevant information required for business and strategic decisions, integrate the "people side" of numbers, and manage successful strategy implementation.

The programme develops your knowledge of IFRS accounting standards and how they are applied in practice. It integrates this material with sophisticated financial statement analysis skills.

The programme is made up of a number of modules including advanced financial reporting and consolidation, risk management systems, performance measurement and management, strategic corporate finance and management control systems.

By the end of the programme students will have advanced accounting and financial management skills.

How will I benefit?

  1. Students will be taught at the beautiful UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School located in a bespoke campus in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Students will join a dynamic international environment with more than 60 nationalities represented at the School.

  2. Successful completion of the course corresponds to an extensive knowledge base in the areas of accounting and finance management, backed by a vital set of technical, analytical and personal skills.

  3. Graduates will demonstrate a firm grasp of the tools and techniques for measuring and managing business performance, financial reporting and analysis, and financial management.


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

Note that on-campus teaching is delivered under prevailing public health guidelines. In the event of a required change to planned delivery, further information about alternative delivery methods (including online delivery) will be confirmed with prospective and incoming students.

Intercultural Development Programme (ICD)

Being the first and only programme of this kind in Ireland, ICD is an innovative research-driven and theory-based intercultural intervention which aims to help you to stand out among the crowd by developing your Key 21st-century Skills. These skills are valued by companies, NGOs and governments around the world who operate internationally, together with national companies and organisations who employ and serve an increasing diverse population. The ICD programme, which is offered to all students at Smurfit, will strengthen your CV and give you an edge over graduates from other Business programmes in the global job market.

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Global Leadership Programme (GLP)

Our Global Leadership Programme (GLP) offers you a unique opportunity to engage in a diverse range of cocurricular activities i.e. development activities outside the modules you take on the Master's programme.

It's all about helping you become an impactful leader with a global mindset. This optional programme is designed to build your capacity for effective personal and organisational leadership. When it comes to seeking employment and attending job interviews, the GLP will help give you an edge over other similarly qualified candidates and will considerably strengthen your CV.

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