Accountancy and Finance

Welcome to the Discipline of Accountancy and Finance which consists of 10 academic staff. The discipline has an outstanding reputation for its excellence in teaching and learning, its engagement with the accounting profession and the wider business community, and its research in the area of performance management.  

The discipline plays a key role in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics. At undergraduate level, the discipline has a significant input to the B.Comm.(Accounting) and the B.Comm. At postgraduate level, the discipline offers three programmes, the Master of Accounting, MSc (Corporate Finance), and MSc (International Accounting & Analytics).  All of our programmes are accredited by the Professional Accountancy Bodies and graduates can benefit from significant exemptions from professional examinations. The employment record of our students is outstanding, virtually all Master of Accounting students and MSc (International Accounting & Analytics) secure employment contracts in advance of commencing the programme. This reflects the continued high employment rate for trainee accountants in practice and industry.   

The discipline also offers a PhD programme in Accounting and Finance for national and international students who wish to pursue a PhD on either a full time or part time basis. Further details of this programme can be found on our Research page.

Postgraduate Taught Programmes

Tax Clinic

Tax Clinic

NUI Galway's Tax Clinic aims to ensure the fairness and integrity of the tax system for taxpayers.

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  • Business Postgraduate Programmes 2021 - 2022

    Business Postgraduate Programmes 2021 - 2022 PDF (4.7 MB)

  • Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2021

    Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2021 PDF (11.3MB)

  • Business Undergraduate Prospectus 2021-22

    Business Undergraduate Prospectus 2021-22 PDF (1.57MB)

  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2022

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 PDF (8.4MB)

  • Quick Guide to Courses 2022

    Quick Guide to Courses 2022 PDF (697 KB)

  • A Level Quick Guide 2022

    A Level Quick Guide 2022 PDF (352 KB)

  • CAO Brochure

    CAO Brochure PDF (1.3 MB)

  • QQI / FETAC Pathways Guide

    QQI / FETAC Pathways Guide PDF (45MB)

  • Professional Accounting Body Exemptions

    Professional Accounting Body Exemptions PDF (8 KB)

  • Leading Business Alumni Book

    Leading Business Alumni Book PDF (1.57)

  • Quick Guide to Courses 2022

    Quick Guide to Courses 2022 PDF (697 KB)