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University College Dublin: Accounting and Financial Management

Institution University College Dublin View institution profile
Department UCD College of Business
Telephone +353 1 716 8500
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This programme is designed to equip future accounting and finance professionals with the knowledge and skills to succeed. The broad-based syllabus is flexibly tailored for those who wish to enhance the accountancy or finance components of their primary degrees and who wish to pursue a career in this area.

This degree at a ranked and accredited business school prepares its graduates for roles in the finance function of Irish PLCs and multinational companies, leading accounting services firms, and for accounting roles in the finance industry. Our Dublin location and ongoing relationships with leading global companies and accounting services firms will help you present yourself with confidence to the world’s top companies.

The programme strikes a forward-focussed relevant balance between technical skills and essential theoretical grounding. This is reflected in our holistic teaching approach combining the School’s inspiring academic faculty with contributions from distinguished visiting business leaders.

Graduates from the programme start their CIMA examinations at the Strategic Case Study level. This is the top level of CIMA exams. Students who are successful in the Strategic Case Study just need to demonstrate they have met CIMAs Practical Experience Requirements before joining as a CGMA.

Graduates from the programme who have completed the relevant modules are entitled to seven exemptions from ACCA including Financial Management (FM), Financial Reporting (FR) and Performance Management (PM).


University College Dublin


Why UCD?
University College Dublin is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. Ranked in the top 1% of institutions worldwide, in the overall 2023 QS World University Rankings, UCD was named 181 in the world. 

UCD, Ireland’s Global University, is Ireland’s largest university. Established in 1854, the university has a student body of over 38,000 students with more than 9,500 international students drawn from 152 countries. UCD is Ireland's leader in graduate education with over 12,000 graduate students; almost a quarter of whom are graduate research students.

Students are attracted to UCD by the strength …

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