Masters of Arts in Accounting

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LY_BACCT_M)
Key Programme Details
Award

Major Award from Letterkenny Institute of Technology

NFQ Level

9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime

Mode

Part-Time

ECTS Credits

85

Department

Business

Skills Area

Financial Services

General Information
Contact

Patricia Doherty

Email

Patricia.Doherty@lyit.ie

Phone

+353 (0)74 918 6202

Address

Address: Letterkenny Institute of Technology – Port Road – Letterkenny – County Donegal – F92 FC93 – Ireland

Role

Head of Department

Important Dates
Application Deadline

01/09/2017

Start Date

18/09/2017

About this Course

The MA in Accounting programme develops the analytical capacity of participants to deal with advanced and complex accounting issues. It has been designed specifically to meet the needs of graduates who have taken major accounting specialisms in their undergraduate studies allowing students to combine study for a Masters with study for professional examinations in an educationally effective way.

This highly innovative Professional Masters was developed in close collaboration with the Professional Accounting Bodies and attracts generous exemptions. The programme is the ideal preparation for a career in accountancy.

The new Integrated Case Study module creates capacity in the programme to prepare students for Professional Examinations. A key feature of the programme is the two month industry placement which allows students to develop professional and practical based skills to prepare them for employment. At the end of the industry placement, students will undertake a simulated interview which is focused on further developing interview skills.
Key Features:
Generous exemptions from ACCA, CPA, CAI & CIMA
Proven track record with Professional exams
2 month industry placement
Excellent employment record including the Big 4
Leading national and international best practice speakers


Having completed this programme, learners will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge, theory and concepts pertaining to accounting.
2. Critically appraise theoretical and conceptual knowledge in the field of accounting and assess how international issues impact the accounting profession.
3. Demonstrate the ability to research and analyse current accounting issues and challenges and reflect on how these may impact the organisation and its clients.
4. Develop advanced technical skills in the areas of financial accounting, management accounting, finance, information technology, auditing and taxation and apply to a variety of problems across different areas of accounting.
5. Integrate knowledge from different areas of accounting to develop solutions to problems.
6. Engage in effective communication (oral and written) on accounting matters and take responsibility for defining and achieving both personal and team goals.
7. Engage in self-directed and reflective learning to enhance personal and professional development.
8. Demonstrate an ability to exercise judgement in decision making, scrutinise and reflect on social norms and relationships and act to change them.

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a level 8 honours degree in accounting OR business studies/commerce (specialising in accounting), minimum 2.2. RPL (Recognition for Prior Learning) will be considered in accordance with the quality assurance procedures of LYIT

Long Description

The MA in Accounting programme develops the analytical capacity of participants to deal with advanced and complex accounting issues. It has been designed specifically to meet the needs of graduates who have taken major accounting specialisms in their undergraduate studies allowing students to combine study for a Masters with study for professional examinations in an educationally effective way.

This highly innovative Professional Masters was developed in close collaboration with the Professional Accounting Bodies and attracts generous exemptions. The programme is the ideal preparation for a career in accountancy.

The new Integrated Case Study module creates capacity in the programme to prepare students for Professional Examinations. A key feature of the programme is the two month industry placement which allows students to develop professional and practical based skills to prepare them for employment. At the end of the industry placement, students will undertake a simulated interview which is focused on further developing interview skills.
Key Feature
Generous exemptions from ACCA, CPA, CAI & CIMA
Proven track record with Professional exams
2 month industry placement
Excellent employment record including the Big 4
Leading national and international best practice speakers


Having completed this programme, learners will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge, theory and concepts pertaining to accounting.
2. Critically appraise theoretical and conceptual knowledge in the field of accounting and assess how international issues impact the accounting profession.
3. Demonstrate the ability to research and analyse current accounting issues and challenges and reflect on how these may impact the organisation and its clients.
4. Develop advanced technical skills in the areas of financial accounting, management accounting, finance, information technology, auditing and taxation and apply to a variety of problems across different areas of accounting.
5. Integrate knowledge from different areas of accounting to develop solutions to problems.
6. Engage in effective communication (oral and written) on accounting matters and take responsibility for defining and achieving both personal and team goals.
7. Engage in self-directed and reflective learning to enhance personal and professional development.
8. Demonstrate an ability to exercise judgement in decision making, scrutinise and reflect on social norms and relationships and act to change them.

Timetable Info

Timetable will be available September

Modules:
• Tax Practice
• Audit Practice
• Performance Measurement
• Research Methods
• Advanced Finance
• Advanced Financial Accounting
• Corporate Governance
• IT Applications for the Professional Accountant
• Integrated Case Studies in Accounting
• Work Placement

Delivery Location

Campus/Classroom

Delivery Notes

Step 1: Register on springboardcourses.ie

Step 2: Log-in on Springboard website and apply for course(s).

Step 3: Kathleen Mulvin-Brady will respond to your application and request all relevant documentation. Note your application will not be processed until all documentation has been received.

Gather all required documentation(required documentation differs depending on course):
- social welfare receipt, letter from social welfare or letter from commissioner of oaths
- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts/college results
- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name
- Any other relevant documentation to support your application, such as a CV or professional certificates.

All requested documentation are compulsory documents. It can take time to gather these documents so please do so prior to submitting your application.

Step 4: Once your documentation has been uploaded and received it will be sent to the Head of Department and reviewed.

Step 5: You will received an email letting you know if your application is successful or unsuccessful.

Step 6: Log-in to Springboardcourses.ie to accept your offer.

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Kathleen Mulvin Brady

Address

Registry, Letterkenny Institute of Technology - Port Road - Letterkenny - County Donegal - Ireland

Phone

074 918 6177

Email

Kathleen.Mulvin-Brady@lyit.ie

RPL Information

RPL: Recognition of Prior Learning Prior learning can be Certified or Experiential. Prior Certified Learning is where an applicant has already been awarded a qualification for a formal programme taken at an institution or training organisation. This prior learning can be recognised on the National Framework of Qualifications and may entitle the applicant to: Admission to a programme or course of study, The award of advanced academic standing, The award of exemptions from some parts of a programme. Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning involves the awarding of credit for learning from experience. In this case, the candidate must demonstrate that the learning experience has occurred by producing a Portfolio of Evidence to support the claim for access, exemption or credit (in some instances the assessor may decide to use an alternative method of assessment, e.g. project or exam.