NUI Galway announces Analytics Summer School in conjunction with KPMG

NUI Galway announces Analytics Summer School

NUI Galway announces Analytics Summer School

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Friday, 13 July, 2017: NUI Galway has announced an innovative collaboration with KPMG on a new Analytics Summer School at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics. The Summer School will use KPMG tools which were developed to harness the power of technology and bring greater vigour, precision and meaningful insights to the increasing age of data.

The first of its kind in Ireland, the KPMG-led Analytics Summer School will be available to students who are undertaking either NUI Galway’s Master of Accounting or MSc (International Accounting & Analytics) and will focus on auditing and accounting analytics and cognitive technologies using KPMG software and tools.

Laurence May, Director at KPMG and Adjunct Professor at NUI Galway, said: “We are in an age where more data is being created faster than ever before, with less than 1% of data ever being used or analysed. Therefore, the ability to analyse and use this data is a key challenge for all professions, including audit and accounting. NUI Galway has recognised the importance of this challenge and KPMG is delighted to partner with them on the new Analytics Summer School.”

Professor Breda Sweeney, Head of the Accounting & Finance Discipline, NUI Galway said: “We are delighted to partner with KPMG in adding this innovative summer school to our suite of existing postgraduate summer schools which are delivered in conjunction with international academic/business experts in areas of key importance to accountants in public and private sectors.”

Further information on the Summer School is available here.

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About the Master’s Programmes

The Master of Accounting aims to further develop the academic and professional knowledge and skills of honours accounting graduates who aspire to careers in accounting. It offers substantial exemptions from Chartered Accountants Ireland professional examinations.

The SAP Certified MSc (International Accounting & Analytics) offers membership of the ACCA Accelerate Programme which provides specialist networking advice, CV workshops, and access to the global ACCA community.

Both programmes will equip students with the accounting and analytical skills, and knowledge needed to engage with big data in a variety of roles in practice and industry.

For more information about the Accounting Masters programmes available email accounting@nuigalway.ie or visit:

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