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Trinity Business School and ACCA Announce Partnership to Equip Irish Accountants

Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have announced a new partnership today to equip Irish accountants and finance professionals with the skills to thrive in a rapidly changing professional environment.

The new partnership will see ACCA members being offered cutting-edge executive programmes that will enhance their technical, ethical and digital expertise. 

Together ACCA and the Trinity Business School will work on a number of projects, creating a unique MBA entry pathway for ACCA members, establishing a bursary scheme for all ACCA members accepted onto the MBA and the development of an range of short professional development courses which will enable senior members to add value to their businesses, their people and to clients.

Designed to support senior executives’, the partnership will amplify skills across a range of areas including business analytics, big data, strategy, innovation and emerging technologies.

The relationship follows pioneering global research commissioned by ACCA which defined key drivers of change and demands within the accountancy profession and outlined skills which will be required to meet those changes.

According to John Gaynor, President ACCA Ireland the MOU with Trinity will ensure these essential skills are developed, sustained and met. Commenting on the partnership John Gaynor, said, “This agreement is an exciting step in ACCA’s strategy to develop the accountancy profession Ireland needs and unlocking the potential of our members.

“The reputation for excellence of ACCA members worldwide is based on the strength of the qualification, the quality of employment they secure and commitment to lifelong learning. The opportunities secured under this partnership with TCD are hugely important for senior members to enhance their capacities in dealing effectively with technological transformation, and/or to gain the broader business focus of a Trinity MBA.”.

The ACCA Ireland and TCD partnership reflects our shared values of integrity, professionalism and excellence, and their commitment to grasping the opportunities and dealing with the challenges of ever changing technology in business.”

We are delighted to introduce two short courses on: analytics and big data; and on strategy, innovation and emerging technologies. These, along with the unique MBA pathway and bursary scheme are exciting developments for ACCA members, providing potential to add tangible value to their companies and CVs.”

“Collaboration in the design and delivery of real and measurable professional development for Irish leaders and organisations is central to how we engage in executive education”, said Michael Flynn, Director of Executive Education in Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin. “We look forward to working with ACCA to ensure ACCA members have access to cutting edge short courses and an Executive MBA pathway that will give them and their organisations a competitive advantage”.

Visit the Trinity MBA page for more information.