KPMG Ireland has signed a five year partnership agreement with Dublin City University (DCU) Business School. This partnership will make a significant contribution to the Business School’s mission to educate leaders and professionals for the global marketplace and to contribute to the development of individuals, industry and society through its teaching, research and engagement with industry.
For over four decades, KPMG has been a strong supporter of accounting education at DCU. Commenting on the partnership announcement, KPMG Managing Partner Seamus Hand said, “at KPMG we believe in the importance of investing in education for our people, our business and our communities. We’re proud of our ongoing relationship with DCU and we look forward to this new partnership with DCU Business School which will help students develop fulfilling and exciting careers whilst contributing to the pool of talented graduates so fundamental to Ireland’s success.”
Expanding and building upon existing engagements, the partnership will see collaboration on curriculum development, guest lectures, student awards, deeper ties with DCU’s work placement programme and human capital enrichment.
According to President of Dublin City University, Prof Daire Keogh, “this new strategic partnership marks a very welcome extension of our relationship with KPMG. It is a collaboration that will be of huge benefit to students at DCU Business School, both in terms of the evolution of our innovative and industry-relevant courses and in relation to increasing access to high quality work placements in one of the world’s leading professional services firms.”
It will also see collaboration on research, across topics related to accounting and the accounting profession, talent development and human resource management, leadership, innovation and digitalisation. Additionally, it will offer professional development and training opportunities for KPMG staff.
Prof Barbara Flood, Professor of Accounting at DCU Business School said, “DCU Business School has an excellent reputation for its degree programmes, which are industry-engaged, research-informed and international in orientation, providing students with the knowledge, skills and values that enable them to flourish in their careers. This new strategic partnership will deepen the School’s long-standing relationship with KPMG and it will enrich the educational experience and career development of our students today and into the future.”
Source: KPMG Ireland