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MSc in Applied Accounting with CPA and DIT

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MSc in Applied Accounting with CPA and DIT


Thursday, September 28, 2017 




MSc in Applied Accounting with CPA and DIT

Earn a joint Masters Degree and professional qualification. 

The Masters in Applied Accounting is the only combined Level 9 Master’s degree and Professional Accounting qualification programme in Ireland.

Each trainee will be on four day work placements (Monday to Thursday) with one day per week (Friday) in class over two 15 week semesters. The students will be on full time work placement for each subsequent week during the first two years and full time during year three of the work placement.

What Makes this Masters Different?

  • The combination of the global recognition of the CPA qualification and DIT’s position in the top four percent of universities worldwide frames the masters programme as the perfect opportunity for those wishing to progress or travel with their career.
  • DIT’s exceptional state of the art facilities and CPA’s commitment to the support of its students and members ensures the best student experience possible.
  • Research and innovation into the educational offering to ensure it meets the needs and expectations of employers and equips students with the exact skills sought by employers is at the heart of both DIT and CPA’s interests. 

If you have any questions or queries about the CPA qualification or the MSc in Applied Accounting, the CPA Ireland team will be present at the following career fairs over the coming weeks:

UCC Careers fair-October 11th, Athlone IT Careers Fair October 11th, DIT Careers fair – October 11th, Sligo IT Careers fair – October 12th, LIT Careers fair – October 17th, Tralee Careers Fair - October 18th, Letterkenny IT Careers Fair – October 23rd, Dundalk IT Careers Fair – November 8th

Click here for details on how to apply.