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Please note that we are not enrolling new students on this programme. Prospective students are encouraged to consider the MSc in Accounting and Financial Management as an alternative. If you have any queries please contact

Career opportunities

Our graduates are ready to effectively apply their knowledge and skills in practice and work at the heart of the finance community. They enjoy excellent job prospects. 

91% of our MSc in Strategic Management Accounting graduates were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. (Source:  FDR report 2016)

The programme provides access to a wide range of employment opportunities both nationally and internationally and including the Director of Finance / CFO pathway.

Since the programme’s inception in 2010 our graduates have generally charted out their course along the following areas:

Companies hiring our graduates

UCD Careers Network

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 UCD Careers Network 

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