|12 Months Full-time
|Rolling deadline. Open until all places have been filled. Early application is advised.
|Non-EU Closing Date
|Open until all places have been filled or no later than 30 June. Early application is advised.
|9 September 2024
Our MSc (Management Information & Managerial Accounting Systems) (MIMAS) is a full-time conversion programme running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Students take taught modules from September to May, followed by the completion of a group-based research project and culminating with a graduate placement commencing from June onwards.
MIMAS is a challenging postgraduate degree course. The employment record for our graduates is excellent and many are currently employed in a variety of positions, including management consultant, project manager, business analyst, business intelligence analyst, management accountant and financial accountant.
The programme includes a three-month industrial internship and you will also take modules in a variety of subjects relevant to both management accounting and Information Systems (IS).
The IS modules will give you an appreciation of how technology can be used to support the operations and transactions of modern organisations. The management accounting modules will provide you with a thorough understanding of management accounting concepts and techniques and how these can be used to support managerial decision-making. The course also carries exemptions from three major accounting bodies: CIMA, ACCA and CAI.
In total you will take 90 credits including taught modules to the value of 60 credits, and a placement module (AC6016) to the value of 30 credits. In the event of a placement not being secured an unplaced student will undertake a 30-credit Industry Report module (AC6017).
- AC6002 Accounting Information Fundamentals (5 credits)
- AC6412 Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility for International Firms (5 credits)
- AC6419 Principles of Cost Management (5 credits)
- AC6420 Advanced Managerial Accounting (5 credits)
- AC6421 Performance Management, Risk and Control for International Firms (5 credits)
- FI6006 Professional Development (5 credits)
- IS6125 Database Analysis and Design (5 credits)
- IS6126 Databases for Management Information Systems (5 credits)
- IS6200 Programming for Business I (5 credits)
- IS6217 Programming for Business II (5 credits)
- IS6218 Understanding Global Business Processes (5 credits)
- IS6219 Enterprise Data Reporting and Visualisation (5 credits)
This course consists of traditional classroom-based lectures in addition to a series of computer practical sessions. You will also gain experience of seminars, industrial site visits, guest lectures, student presentations to (and feedback from) leading industry experts etc. On average, you can expect 25 contact hours per week (i.e. lectures/practical sessions) with the remainder of your time spent researching and completing projects and assignments.
A variety of assessment methods are used during this course. In addition to the traditional end-of-year written examinations, you will undertake a series of individual and group assignments and projects during the year in the areas of both management accounting and information systems.
Who teaches this course?
This course is taught by a team of dedicated and experienced academics who all have relevant industrial experience, either in management accounting and/or information systems. The majority of the teaching team also have PhDs which facilitates them in guiding your research efforts.
Why Choose This Course
This course is unique in being the only master’s level course in Ireland that focuses on both accounting and information systems. The course content is tailored to industry requirements, with frequent site visits, guest speakers, and case studies. The graduate placement opportunities are unparalleled in Ireland in terms of the profile of the companies, the international scope, and the full-time positions open to students on completion. It is an invaluable launch pad for careers in international business and entrepreneurship.
Placement or Study Abroad Information
There are national and international placement opportunities available. The MIMAS course is unique in having cultivated an international reputation for the calibre of our students, and we have strong relationships with placement companies and employers in Ireland, the UK, and Europe. Across the Atlantic, students have been placed in organisations in New York and Seattle. Strong links are maintained with the financial services industry in Luxembourg. Post-graduation, a growing contingent of Chinese students has opened up the possibility of careers in China.
Skills and Careers Information
You will acquire the skills to steer organisational performance and monitor financial health, analyse historic data to predict future trends, and budget and forecast. In parallel, you will learn to design and build information systems from a process, database and user interface perspective. You will be introduced to business intelligence and data analytics, and you will gain important communication skills.
MIMAS students become business analysts, accountants, auditors and information systems professionals.
The MSc Management Information and Managerial Accounting Systems (MIMAS) is a conversion programme designed for applicants who have not previously studied Accounting or Software Development. As such, the course is not suitable for graduates from degrees with high levels of software development and management accounting content (e.g. BSc Business Information Systems, BSc Accounting).
This course is open to graduates of all disciplines (but not for graduates from degrees with high levels of software development and management accounting, as stated above) with a minimum Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8). Applicants who do not meet the Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) standard may be admitted to the programme under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) on the basis of significant practical or professional experience as deemed appropriate by the Head of Department and subject to the approval of the School of Business.
It is important to apply early as this programme is often over-subscribed. If your application is successful at this stage you will receive an offer or (if you have not yet received your final exam results) a conditional offer. If you meet the application requirements but the course is full, you will be placed on the waiting list. Students on this waiting list get priority over later applicants. If the course has not been filled in the first round, or by the first round waiting list, and your application is successful, you will receive an offer or a conditional offer. If you meet the application requirements but the course is full, you will be placed on the waiting list.
For Applicants with Qualifications Completed Outside of Ireland
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements. For more information see our Qualification Comparison page.
For full details of the non-EU application procedure visit our how to apply pages for international students.
- In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.
- Note that not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above. For more information contact the International Office.
English Language Requirements
Applicants who are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university-approved English language requirements. Vsit our PG English Language Requirements page for more information.
Fees and Costs
Postgraduate EU and International Fees 2024/2025
See our Postgraduate EU and Non-EU (International) Fee Schedule for the latest information.
If your course requires a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second-semester fee payment in January.
Fees are payable in two equal instalments. First payment is at registration and the balance usually by the end of January.
How can I pay?
See different options on our How Do I Pay My Fees? page.
Any questions? See the 'Contact Us' section on the Fees Office page.
How To Apply
1. Check dates
Check the opening and closing dates for the application process in the fact file boxes at the top of the page.
2. Gather documents
Scanned copies of supporting documents have to be uploaded to the UCC online application portal and include:
- Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC.
- Any supplementary items requested for your course if required.
3. Apply online
Apply online via the UCC online application portal. Note the majority of our courses have a non-refundable €50 application fee.
Any questions? Use our web enquiry form to contact us.
The closing date for non-EU applications is Open until all places have been filled or no later than 30 June. Early application is advised.Apply Now