Have you completed an accounting degree at LYIT or elsewhere and are now considering progressing to a masters programme? The Master of Arts in Accounting at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) could be for you. It provides post graduate education and training at the forefront of accounting and accounting-related practice.
The current pandemic has resulted in students wishing to stay closer to home to undertake postgraduate studies. The Department of Business Studies is here to guide and assist accounting students who wish to progress from undergraduate courses at LYIT or elsewhere.
Students will enhance their analytical skills and learn advanced accounting subjects with a focus on theory and practice. With generous exemptions from ACCA, CPA, CAI and CIMA, this innovative masters programme is highly successful and has been developed in close collaboration with the Professional Accounting Bodies.
MA Accounting graduate Jennifer Harrison found the course really beneficial to her career “This programme led me through the whole way to getting qualified and finding employment”.
The programme attracts a wide variety of students including students who have studied further afield in Dublin and Galway. Maeve Blaney joined the MA in Accounting programme having previously completed her undergraduate studies in accounting in DCU.
“For me, going to LYIT after completing my undergraduate degree in DCU was a great decision. The small class sizes are ideal and the lecturers couldn’t be more helpful or supportive. Nothing is ever too much bother. The work placement option is an added advantage” says Maeve.
Maeve says “The course covers all the essential subjects and although it was challenging at times, it was worth it in the end. I would definitely recommend it, especially if you intend on sitting professional accountancy exams in the future”.
The programme includes a two month industry placement and has an excellent employment record and graduates can look forward to opportunities in key accounting roles in multinational organisations and practices.
Shaun Strain from Hogan Associates describes how the course enhanced his career opportunities. “I felt that it gave me the opportunity to pass the exams and go on with my career into accountancy”. Now that Shaun is an employer he now sources new employees directly from the MA, “We come to LYIT first without going out advertising for employees. We contact the lecturers to see if any graduates are available because LYIT’s MA in Accounting is held in such high regard”.
This is just one example of the industry links at LYIT which provide exceptional graduate employment opportunities.
Applications are now been accepted for the MA in Accountancy programme that will be due to start in September. For more information on this programme contact Patricia Doherty, Head of Department of Business Studies – Patricia.Doherty@lyit.ie or visit https://www.lyit.ie/CourseDetails/D401/LY_BACCT_M/AccountingTags: