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Master of Science in Applied Accounting

Programme Code: CR_BAACC_9
Mode of Delivery:Part Time, ACCS
No. of Semesters:4
NFQ Level:9
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:90
programmeReviewDate:September 2022
Field of Study:Accounting, Auditing and Accountability

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) A broad and in-depth knowledge of the theoretical issues in accounting and the relevance to practice and industry.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) The competence and knowledge required to integrate the learning experience through the research and production of a research-led dissertation. Be able to apply theoretical concepts to their own workplace from the subject areas studied.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) A strong ability to analyse accounting problems on the strategic level and propose and implement solutions. The ability to play a leading role in their organisations. Application of skills across corporate reporting, strategic leadership, audit, assurance and taxation as well as business practices.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) Analyse, evaluate and synthesise complex, multi dimensional problems emanating from the accounting and business environment from the perspective of individual, peer and team based insight. Utilise the skills gained on the programme in a range of key accounting issues; have an input into the identifying and solving of problems in an accounting and business context.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) The ability to research accounting and business problems utilising advanced research skills and implement solutions to those problems; apply accountancy skills to a variety of business contexts; suggest solutions to accountancy issues; relate work-based problems to learning from the programme and case studies/research conducted.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) The ability to act pro-actively, practically and positively in a variety of structures (including teams) to complete specific tasks pertinent to accountancy and business; lead and supervise teams; work as a member of a cross-functional team; be an effective and contributory leader/manager.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) The competence to take responsibility for his/her own learning as evidenced by advanced research assignments and professional development and the autonomy to control their own personal development through inquiry, reflection and investigation; utilise programme learning to deal with new experiences and unfamiliar situations and continue their path of lifelong learning.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) The ability to participate in the accounting function of assisting others in moral, social and ethical decisions; synthesize their knowledge, skills and competencies in a manner that ensures a rounded perspective on the business environment with changing workplaces and practices.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ACCT9006 Strategy and Leadership (CPA) ( Part 1 of 2 )
ACCT9004 Strategic Corporate Finance
MGMT9062 Communications & Prof Dev
ACCT9007 Advanced Corp. Reporting (CPA) ( Part 1 of 2 )

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ACCT9008 Finance Research Methods
ACCT9006 Strategy and Leadership (CPA) ( Part 2 of 2 )
ACCT9007 Advanced Corp. Reporting (CPA) ( Part 2 of 2 )

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ACCT9010 Audit Practices (CPA) ( Part 1 of 2 )
ACCT9011 Advanced Taxation (CPA) ( Part 1 of 2 )
DATA9004 IT and Analytics for Business
PLAC9020 Work-based Learning (CPA) ( Part 1 of 2 )

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ACCT9009 Accounting Inquiry
ACCT9010 Audit Practices (CPA) ( Part 2 of 2 )
ACCT9011 Advanced Taxation (CPA) ( Part 2 of 2 )
PLAC9020 Work-based Learning (CPA) ( Part 2 of 2 )

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