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).
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Costing||Human Resource Management in a Business Environment|
|Introduction to Financial Accounting 1||IT Skills for Accountants|
|Introduction to Management||Introduction to Financial Accounting 2|
|Microeconomics 1||Management Accounting Techniques|
|Professional Written Communication||Microeconomics 2|
|Statistics & Mathematics||Organisational Behaviour|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Accounting Information System Skills||Company Law for Accountants|
|Intermediate Financial Reporting 1||Financial Services Marketing|
|Intermediate Management Accounting 1||Global Economy|
|Law for Accountants||Governance and Control|
|Macroeconomy||Intermediate Financial Reporting 2|
|Professional Oral Communication||Intermediate Management Accounting 2|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Mandatory modules:||Mandatory modules:|
|Advanced Management Accounting||Advanced Financial Accounting|
|Business Finance||Applied Finance|
|Business Strategy||ERP System Skills|
|Income Tax||International Corporate Strategy|
|Accounting Information System Skills 1||Taxation|
|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 Certificate 2018:
Minimum entry requirements for BA (Hons) in Accounting
2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: 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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