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. In 2016, 91% of our MSc in Strategic Management Accounting graduates were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. (Source: First Destination 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:
- in management consulting and advisory for strategy, finance operations and effectiveness at one of the Big Four firms.
- in top talent programmes, starting as Business Analyst, Management Accountant, Financial Controller, Financial / Commercial Finance Analyst, or in product pricing.
- as direct hires, depending on individual backgrounds. These graduates work at different levels in areas as varied as, e.g., M&A, procurement, general management, financial risk management and compliance, or management information systems, to name but a few.
- as trainees in auditing and assurance to become Chartered Certified (ACCA) or Chartered (ACA) accountant.
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.