BA (Hons) in Accounting

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Accounting

Full Time
2019 CAO range:
        307 - 577
Cork Road
3 years
180 ECTS

What is Accounting?

Accounting is a stimulating and challenging business function concerned with the collection, analysis and reporting of information to the owners and managers of a business and other interested parties such as lending institutions and Government.

What is the BA (Hons) in Accounting?

The BA (Hons) in Accounting is a three year degree course that prepares students mainly for careers in accountancy.

Special Features of the BA (Hons) in Accounting

  • The course attracts extensive exemptions from the Chartered Accountants Ireland (ACA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Institute of Certified  Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA).

  • The course has a number of awards attached to it including the PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship, the Aidan McAvinue prize for taxation, the CPA  prize for Financial Accounting and the CIMA prize for Management Accounting.

  • The course offers students the choice to avail of an additional flexible year in Year 3 which allows our students to work in the financial services industry or to study overseas in a partner college. Students who elect to take the flexible year will graduate after four years with the BA (Hons) in Accounting (Practice).

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Costing 1Human Resource Management in a Business Environment
Introduction to Financial Accounting 1IT Skills for Accountants
Introduction to ManagementIntroduction to Financial Accounting 2
Microeconomics 1Management Accounting Techniques
Professional Written CommunicationMicroeconomics 2
Statistics & MathematicsOrganisational Behaviour
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Accounting Information System SkillsCompany Law for Accountants
Intermediate Financial Reporting 1Financial Services Marketing
Intermediate Management Accounting 1Global Economy
Law for AccountantsGovernance and Control
MacroeconomyIntermediate Financial Reporting 2
Professional Oral CommunicationIntermediate Management Accounting 2
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Mandatory modules:Mandatory modules:
Advanced Management AccountingAdvanced Financial Accounting
Business FinanceApplied Finance
Business StrategyERP System Skills
Income TaxInternational Corporate Strategy
Accounting Information System Skills 1Taxation
Choose one of the following electives:Choose one of the following electives:
*Auditing 1*Auditing 2
*Fund Accounting*Business Project Management
*Islamic Finance*Company Law 2 for Accountants
*Marketing Environment Analysis*Economics/Finance Research Project
*Supply Chain Management*Managing the Marketing Mix
* = elective module*Skill for Accounting Professionals

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BA (Hons) in Accounting

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BA (Hons) in Accounting:

Career Opportunities for the BA (Hons) in Accounting

Graduates of the BA (Hons) in Accounting may work in business or as trainee accountants or teachers following further study.

To qualify as a professional accountant the graduate may opt to study for the accountancy examinations of one of the main accounting bodies while working in the accounting area. To qualify as a business teacher graduates must complete a Professional Masters of Education.

Follow on Study for the BA (Hons) in Accounting

Masters of Business in Accounting or other equivalent masters courses in Ireland or abroad.

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