KPMG x Business School in the Solas Room of the U Building
Joe O'Mara, Head of Aviation Finance at KPMG with Prof Daire Keogh, President of DCU and students Nicole Emezie and Olivia Cody

Kyran O'Brien/ DCU

KPMG partners with DCU Business School

Five year strategic partnership will deliver a range of activities that will maintain and enhance KPMG’s contribution to business education in Ireland.

KPMG, one of the leading providers of professional services, has signed a five year partnership agreement with Dublin City University Business School. For over four decades, KPMG has been a strong supporter of accounting education at DCU.

Through a substantial philanthropic commitment, this agreement 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. 

Expanding and building upon existing engagements, it will see collaboration on curriculum development, guest lectures, student awards, deeper ties with DCU’s work placement programme and human capital enrichment. 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.


KPMG x Business School in the Solas Room of the U Building
Joe O'Mara, Head of Aviation Finance KPMG with Prof Barbara Flood, DCU Business School and Prof Daire Keogh, President of DCU

Prof Daire Keogh, President of Dublin City University said: 

“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 companies.”

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.”

Seamus Hand, Managing Partner at KPMG in Ireland, 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.”

About KPMG

KPMG is a leading provider of professional services, offering a range of audit, tax and advisory services to a broad range of domestic and international clients across all sectors of business and the economy. They help their clients explore potential obstacles to change and collaborate on critical decisions that can deliver real value to their businesses.

KPMG is at the heart of business in Ireland, with 108 partners and almost 3,500 people based in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway.

About DCU Business School

DCU Business School offers a distinctive, high quality, industry-engaged, and research-informed curriculum across seven undergraduate programmes, eighteen Masters’ programmes, and a doctoral programme.

As one of Europe’s most dynamic young business schools, it collaborates closely with business and industry to ensure that its educational offerings are responsive to the needs of people, organisations, economies and societies.

It has a reputation for programmes which develop ‘work ready’ graduates and enrich the leadership competencies of experienced professionals and a faculty and staff that are deeply committed to supporting student learning.


KPMG x Business School in the Solas Room of the U Building
Attendees at the event to mark the announcement of the partnership between KPMG and DCU Business School