Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting

Duration:3 years, 4 year

Course Summary

This programme provides an ideal route to a career in professional accountancy and to a training contract with an accounting practice.

In allowing students to select modules from a range of subjects in the second and third/fourth years of their studies, the programme enables students to specialise in their chosen field.

Some students may choose to focus on accountancy related modules in order to secure the generous exemptions awarded by professional accountancy bodies to graduates of this programme.

Other students, who are interested in pursuing a career in finance, may opt for modules from the programme’s comprehensive range of finance, econometrics and international finance modules. Students also have the option of studying a mix of accounting and finance modules.

Minimum Entry Requirements?

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Minimum Number of
SubjectsHigher
63H5’s
Minimum Grade in
MathsEnglish OR Irish
O4/H7O4/H7

QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award RequiredAdditional Requirements
Level 5:

One of the following awards:

  • BBSSX Business Studies – Secretarial
  • 5M1997 Office Administration
  • BBSAX Business Studies – Administration
  • 5M2468 Business Administration
  • BBSIT / 5M2111 International Trade
  • BMXXX / 5M2069 Marketing
  • BBSXX / 5M2102 Business Studies

Level 6:

Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

Level 5:

Distinctions in 5 modules required, which must include one of the following:

B20029 / 5N2066 Statistics
C20139 / 5N1833 Mathematics

OR

Leaving Certificate Mathematics 04/H7

AND

One of the following:

B20001 / 5N1348 Accounting Manual and Computerised
B20151 / 5N1350 Applied Economics

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.  Applicants for this course  should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

What is Accounting?

This course provides an ideal route to a career in professional accountancy and to a training contract with an accounting practice. You may also pursue a career in areas such as fund management, financial services, financial analysis, corporate finance and money markets.

You’ll develop a thorough understanding of the fundamentals (both technical and theoretical) of accounting and finance, and establish a sound foundation for further professional studies in these fields.

Your capacity to engage in critical analysis, apply concepts to practice, engage in independent research, contribute to teamwork and communicate clearly are developed through a wide range of learning and teaching approaches, including problem-solving, case studies, projects, preparation of academic papers, group work and formal lectures with tutorial support.

After Year 1, you can select modules from a range of subjects and thus specialise in your chosen field.

Some students may choose to focus on accountancy-related modules to secure the generous exemptions awarded by professional accountancy bodies (including Chartered Accountants Ireland, CPA Ireland and ACCA) to graduates of this course.

Study Abroad Opportunities

In Year 3, students have the option to spend one year studying in a University in the United States, Canada, Australia or Northern Europe.

Other students, who are interested in pursuing a career in finance, may opt for modules from the course’s comprehensive range of finance, econometrics and international finance modules. You can also study a mix of accounting and finance modules.

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

What are my career opportunities?

  • Trainee Accountant (various firms)
  • Junior Hedge Fund Manager
  • Tax Associate
  • Audit Associate
  • Business Analyst (Trainee)
  • Trainee Trader
  • Junior Fund Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Junior Corporate Banker
  • Banking (graduate programmes)
  • Tax Trainee
  • Management Consultant
  • Settlement Administrator

Module listing

Year One
  • Accounting
  • Business Finance
  • Communications and Professional Development
  • Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Managing the Organisation
  • Quantitative Analysis
Year Two

Core modules

  • Business Finance
  • Business Law
  • Financial Reporting
  • Macroeconomics
  • Management Accounting
  • Management Science

Elective Modules

  • EU Framework
  • Maths for Finance & Economics
  • Business Information Systems
Year Three

*Optional year abroad in a partner Institution or

Year 3/4

Students take two core modules:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Critical Analysis in Accounting & Finance

And four modules from the following list:

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Institutions & Services
  • International Finance & Monetary Economics
  • Management Control & Decision Making
  • Strategic Management
  • Taxation
  • Investment & Portfolio Management
Year Four

Year 3/4

Students take two core modules:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Critical Analysis in Accounting & Finance

And four modules from the following list:

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Institutions & Services
  • International Finance & Monetary Economics
  • Management Control & Decision Making
  • Strategic Management
  • Taxation
  • Investment & Portfolio Management
Duration:
3 years, 4 years

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