GFIS Postgraduate achieves recognition in national accounting examinations

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Ms. Eleanor Roche, a recent graduate of the MSc (Global Financial Information Systems) postgraduate programme has been placed second in the Final Admitting Examinations (FAE) of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Eleanor graduated from the programme with a fi

Ms. Eleanor Roche, a recent graduate of the MSc in Global Financial Information Systems postgraduate programme has been placed second in the Final Admitting Examinations (FAE) of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Eleanor graduated from the programme with a first class honours award in 2014 and is now working with EY Ernst Young Waterford.

Remarking on her achievement, Mr John Casey programme director, MSc in Global Financial Information Systems stated: “This is a significant personal achievement for Eleanor. The FAE examination presents a major challenge to many of the brightest graduates on the island of Ireland especially as over 1000 candidates registered for this set of examinations - many with degrees in accounting/business from all the colleges and universities in Ireland”.

Eleanor's undergraduate course was also at WIT where she studied a BA in Languages and Marketing, graduating in 2011 with a first class honours award and she was joined by Sarah Fitzgerald (BBS Accounting, 2013) who achieved seventh place overall in the FAE examinations. Sarah is now with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Waterford.

The MSc in Global Financial Information Systems (MSc in GFIS) enables high calibre graduates to rapidly develop quantitative, analytical, and ICT skills and experience, embedded in a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of financial services. The programme is delivered over a 12 month period, where the first 9 months are spent undertaking modules and examinations on campus, and the final 3 months comprise of a Professional Internship/Placement. The MSc in GFIS is designed for graduates and professionals seeking a Masters Degree that integrates financial services knowledge and skills, with ICT knowledge and skills. The importance of producing graduates with these hybrid skills has been identified in several agency, Government, and expert group reports, and by financial services industry representatives, as being essential for continued inward investment into the financial services Industry. In April 2013, the MSc in GFIS was shortlisted as the Best New Course 2013 at the Postgrad Ireland Awards. This was followed up in April 2014, when the MSc in GFIS finished as runner-up and highly commended by the judges, in the Postgrad Ireland Best Business Course 2014 category at the Postgrad Ireland Awards and again in 2015 when the MSc in GFIS was shortlisted as in the Postgrad Ireland Best IT Course 2015 category in the Postgrad Ireland Awards.

For further information please contact either the programme director, Mr John Casey ([email protected]) or Head of Graduate Business, Professor Denis Harrington ([email protected]). If you wish to make an application for the programme, please visit www.pac.ie

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Master of Science in  Global Financial Information Systems (GFIS)

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