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Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance Management


For the December 2020 intake, this course will be offered with funding from the Irish government. You may qualify to enrol for free.

A Progressive Diploma course designed to prepare graduates for management careers in accounting and finance.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance Management provides advanced study of accounting and finance at postgraduate level, enabling learners to significantly extend their specialist knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices and enabling them to develop the skills needed for the increasingly complex global accounting and finance environment.

Why Study Accounting & Finance at Griffith College?

Our fully-funded* Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting & Finance Management programme is available on a part-time basis over a one-year period and aims to prepare graduates for careers in International Accounting and Finance Management.

  • All classes are available online with the opportunity of some face-to-face weekend workshops (pending social distancing restrictions).
  • On completion of the taught programme, learners will gain up to nine exemptions from the ACCA foundation papers along with having the preparation to complete up to four professional ACCA examinations.
  • Students will advance their functional management competencies in finance and accounting.
  • Students will develop and refine transferable interpersonal and leadership skills which they can bring to the workplace.
  • flexible study model gives students the option of part-time study with the possibility of choosing their own elective modules.
  • Students have the opportunity to further their studies by progressing onto our MSc in Accounting and Finance Management.
  • highly practical learning approach taught by a Graduate Business School lecturing team with outstanding industry experience.
  • Designed with the working professional in mind; study this programme part-time with a split between evening classes and weekend workshops.
  • Finalist for Excellence in Education from the Irish Accountancy Awards 2020.
  • Delivered from Dublin but available to applicants nationwide.

*90% or 100% funding is provided by the HEA Jobs Stimulus initiative. Students currently in employment are required to pay €660; the course is free for unemployed students. See the Fees tab for more information.

Intake Dates

We run intakes for this course commencing in Autumn and Spring, as well as a special funded intake in December 2020.

  • December 2020 (apply by 18 December)
  • February 2021*
  • September 2021

*subject to sufficient numbers


Meet the lecturers

Paula Byrne is a qualified chartered certified accountant with an MBA from Warwick University. Paula owns a busy tax consultancy practice so offers real-life experience and examples. Her lectures are both lively and informative. Learn more

Paula Byrne

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