Management Accounting addresses the tools and techniques organisations use to make decisions and drive behaviours to achieve their strategic goals. The emphasis is both technical and behavioural. Management Accounting addresses questions as varied as what information is needed in decision-making, what the characteristics of well-designed incentive systems are, or how digital transformation will change the corporate finance function in practice. Every organisation uses management accounting principles.
This programme will equip you with a systematic and rigorous knowledge of management accounting, firmly rooted in the context of strategic management.
The programme targets high-level graduates seeking a long-term career with leadership-level responsibility in the corporate finance function, management consulting, controlling and accounting.
Our close ties with the business world and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the world’s leading professional body of management accounting, have enhanced the design of the course so that it responds to strategic corporate needs.
The select worldwide status of this programme grants successful graduates exemptions from all CIMA exams except the final integrated case study at CIMA strategic level and an invaluable management accounting specialisation.
A blended teaching approach characterised by varied in-class methods (lectures, seminars, case studies, guest speakers from industry) provides a balance between theoretical learning and skill development. Top-class faculty and senior expert practitioners ensure the academic rigour and real-life relevance of the course content.
% Employed after 6 months
Full-Time Programme Duration
3.15 / 4.2
Based on class of 2017/18
87% / 13%
International class %
The Smurfit Experience
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UCD Smurfit School on Tour in China
Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong
Quinn Pop Up Stand January 2019
UCD Lochlann School of Business
MSc Open Evening February 2019
Carysfort Ave, Blackrock, Co. Dublin