NUI Galway announces Analytics Summer School in conjunction with KPMG

Pictured at the launch of NUI Galway’s new MSc in International Accounting and Analytics programme and the appointment of Laurence May as Adjunct Professor in Accounting and Finance at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics were, from left, Dr Geraldine Robbins, Programme Director, NUI Galway; Laurence May, Audit Director at KPMG; and Professor Breda Sweeney, Head of Discipline of Accountancy and Finance, NUI Galway.
Jul 14 2017 Posted: 10:26 IST

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.”

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