Featured


Courses

WIT offers a broad range of academic programmes from levels 6 to 10 on the national framework of qualifications across Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Computing.

Courses Landing page

Study at WIT

Discover the routes into studying at WIT for school leavers, adult learners, further education students, graduates and people who have already started studies elsewhere as well as options for those interested in online courses.

Study at WIT landing Page

Students

Discover the routes into studying at WIT for school leavers, adult learners, further education students, graduates and people who have already started studies elsewhere as well as options for those interested in online courses.

Students Landing Page

Schools

WIT offers a broad range of academic programmes from levels 6 to 10 on the national framework of qualifications across Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Computing.

Schools Landing Page

International

The Office for International Relations co-ordinates the admission, administration and support for international students throughout the course of their studies at WIT.

International Landing Page

Research

WIT is recognised as the leading research performer in the institute of technology sector with research activities that are internationally benchmarked, strategic, and economically relevant. Find out about the amazing multi disciplinary research under way

Research Landing Page

About

Discover the routes into studying at WIT for school leavers, adult learners, further education students, graduates and people who have already started studies elsewhere as well as options for those interested in online courses.

About Landing Page

Events

From virtual events to conferences, talks, public lectures and happenings in on-campus venues Waterford Institute of Technology is a hub of activity. Stay up to date with our calendar of upcoming events.

Events Landing Page
Code
WD084
Cao points
308 - 589
Level
8
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
3 years
Credits
180 ECTS
Placements
Available
Study Abroad
Yes
International Applications
Accepted
arrow-down

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
Professional Ethics for AccountantsTaxation
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

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.

WIT students to represent their counties in Croke Park this weekend

WIT students to represent their counties in Croke Park this weekend

Read more
WIT represented at 2021 All Ireland Ladies Football Final day

WIT represented at 2021 All Ireland Ladies Football Final day

Read more
​​​​​​​The South East’s technological university takes a significant step closer

​​​​​​​The South East’s technological university takes a significant step closer

Read more
John Hume Scholarship open for applications from first year School of Business students

John Hume Scholarship open for applications from first year School of Business students

Read more
WIT Vikings sport scholarship student profile: Adham Masood

WIT Vikings sport scholarship student profile: Adham Masood

Read more
Kerry placement led Waterford student to top accountancy marks

Kerry placement led Waterford student to top accountancy marks

Read more
School of Business annual awards move online

School of Business annual awards move online

Read more
Waterford Institute of Technology wins CIMA Excellence Award

Waterford Institute of Technology wins CIMA Excellence Award

Read more
Anita Osborne named Graduate of the Year Award in the School of Business Awards

Anita Osborne named Graduate of the Year Award in the School of Business Awards

Read more
Accountancy student tells of job offer after 2nd year

Accountancy student tells of job offer after 2nd year

Read more
Mary found gaining a degree later in life enriching

Mary found gaining a degree later in life enriching

Read more
Scholarship for first year WIT School of Business students open till 3 July

Scholarship for first year WIT School of Business students open till 3 July

Read more
Advice from our mature students to others

Advice from our mature students to others

Read more
Combine travel with study at WIT: Find out how and why

Combine travel with study at WIT: Find out how and why

Read more
21st John Hume Credit Union Scholarship student announced

21st John Hume Credit Union Scholarship student announced

Read more
Academic achievement highlighted at School of Business Recognition awards 2019

Academic achievement highlighted at School of Business Recognition awards 2019

Read more
School of Business Graduate of the year award goes to Noel 

School of Business Graduate of the year award goes to Noel 

Read more
MBS offered balance between professional and personal development

MBS offered balance between professional and personal development

Read more
Award of 20th annual PriceWaterhouseCoopers scholarship

Award of 20th annual PriceWaterhouseCoopers scholarship

Read more
Living at home while studying was a bonus for accountancy student Kate

Living at home while studying was a bonus for accountancy student Kate

Read more
WIT/BSTAI recognises success of Junior Certificate A Grade students across South East

WIT/BSTAI recognises success of Junior Certificate A Grade students across South East

Read more
Listen back: the world of business at WIT uncovered on WLR FM’s the Hot Desk

Listen back: the world of business at WIT uncovered on WLR FM’s the Hot Desk

Read more
Find out how to run the world at the WIT School of Business

Find out how to run the world at the WIT School of Business

Read more
Teaching visit to Zheng Zhou University of Light Industry, China

Teaching visit to Zheng Zhou University of Light Industry, China

Read more
Accounting graduate Gemma secures job with a Big Four firm

Accounting graduate Gemma secures job with a Big Four firm

Read more
Innovative assessment helps new business students find their feet

Innovative assessment helps new business students find their feet

Read more
Secondary school students try business at WIT

Secondary school students try business at WIT

Read more
Award of 19th Annual PriceWaterhouseCoopers Scholarship

Award of 19th Annual PriceWaterhouseCoopers Scholarship

Read more
Deans List - School of Business top students for 2016-2017 named

Deans List - School of Business top students for 2016-2017 named

Read more
WIT and BSTAI recognise success of Junior Certificate A Grade Students

WIT and BSTAI recognise success of Junior Certificate A Grade Students

Read more
Financial report on agricultural crime reveals loss for farmers

Financial report on agricultural crime reveals loss for farmers

Read more
Education in Ireland Student Ambassador blog: Seen Mun Chung

Education in Ireland Student Ambassador blog: Seen Mun Chung

Read more
Students given insight into forensic accounting as a career

Students given insight into forensic accounting as a career

Read more
WIT Accounting students meet the professional market

WIT Accounting students meet the professional market

Read more
Journal of Corporate Finance achievement a testament to finance PhD

Journal of Corporate Finance achievement a testament to finance PhD

Read more
School of Business recognises top students in 2015-2016

School of Business recognises top students in 2015-2016

Read more
10 things to make you fall in love with Waterford

10 things to make you fall in love with Waterford

Read more
Former WIT student has been chosen as the winner of Young Chartered Star competition

Former WIT student has been chosen as the winner of Young Chartered Star competition

Read more
Accounting graduate John Kehoe continued his studies to the MBS in Accounting

Accounting graduate John Kehoe continued his studies to the MBS in Accounting

Read more
Beat 102-103 and WIT team up to reduce CAO final decisions stress

Beat 102-103 and WIT team up to reduce CAO final decisions stress

Read more
Study in the south east student profile: Evelyn Farrell #Waterford

Study in the south east student profile: Evelyn Farrell #Waterford

Read more
WIT Digital Champions build digital literacy capacity

WIT Digital Champions build digital literacy capacity

Read more
Annual IAFA Conference held at WIT

Annual IAFA Conference held at WIT

Read more
Sports Scholarship recipient Miriam Walsh talks all things camogie

Sports Scholarship recipient Miriam Walsh talks all things camogie

Read more
WIT Hospitality and Culinary graduates have the X factor forum hears

WIT Hospitality and Culinary graduates have the X factor forum hears

Read more
Ireland’s representative at the European Court of Auditors gives talk at WIT

Ireland’s representative at the European Court of Auditors gives talk at WIT

Read more
School of Business welcomes visiting lecturer from Germany

School of Business welcomes visiting lecturer from Germany

Read more
Students’ decision making in business put to test

Students’ decision making in business put to test

Read more
Cheque presented following annual Business School charity soccer fundraiser

Cheque presented following annual Business School charity soccer fundraiser

Read more
WIT Futsal Team Prepare For Poland

WIT Futsal Team Prepare For Poland

Read more
Malaysian student recognised as number 1 in Ireland at Mayor’s Reception

Malaysian student recognised as number 1 in Ireland at Mayor’s Reception

Read more
Malaysian student at WIT crowded ‘International student of the year’ at USI awards

Malaysian student at WIT crowded ‘International student of the year’ at USI awards

Read more
€545 raised by Annual School of Business charity tournament

€545 raised by Annual School of Business charity tournament

Read more
Sports Report 11th March

Sports Report 11th March

Read more
PriceWaterhouseCoopers Scholarship student announced at WIT

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Scholarship student announced at WIT

Read more
School of Business – Top Students 2013-2014

School of Business – Top Students 2013-2014

Read more
WIT Students Receive CPA Ireland Prize for Academic Excellence

WIT Students Receive CPA Ireland Prize for Academic Excellence

Read more
PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship for accounting students

PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship for accounting students

Read more
Accounting Graduates achieve top spots in ACA exams

Accounting Graduates achieve top spots in ACA exams

Read more
Accounting student awarded PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship

Accounting student awarded PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship

Read more
School of Business Dean’s List & Awards Ceremony

School of Business Dean’s List & Awards Ceremony

Read more
New book published by WIT accountancy lecturers

New book published by WIT accountancy lecturers

Read more
See more

Contact

Course Leader
Paul Treacy
Mr. Paul Treacy
BABFS, ACA - Programme Leader for BA (Hons) in Accounting
Tel: 51845606 [email protected]

Ask a Question

Department Courses