BA (Hons) in Accounting

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Accounting

Full Time
2016 CAO range:
        315 - 535
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 course?

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

Special Features

  • 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.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Basic Financial AccountingFinancial Accounting
Cost AccountingManagement Accounting Techniques
Principles of MicroeconomicsMicroeconomics
Statistics and MathematicsInformation Technology for Accountants
Introduction to ManagementOrganisational Behaviour
Professional Written CommunicationHRM in a Work Context
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Financial ReportingApplied Financial Reporting
Man. Acc. Decision MakingPerformance Measurement
Professional ethics for accountantsGovernance and control
Law for AccountantsCompany Law 1
The Macroeconomic EnvironmentThe Global Economy
Professional Oral CommunicationFinancial Services Marketing
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Mandatory modules:Mandatory modules:
Advanced Management AccountingAdvanced Financial Accounting
Business FinanceCorporate Investment Analysis
Business StrategyCorporate Strategy
Accounting Information Systems Skills 1Accounting Information Systems Skills 2
Income TaxTaxation
Choose one of the following electivesChoose one of the following electives
*Auditing Theory *Auditing Practice
*Internal Audit Theory*Internal Audit Practice
*Marketing Environment Analysis*Managing the Marketing Mix
*Applied Critical Thinking *Skills for Accounting Professionals
*Company Law 2*Company Law 2
* = elective module

Leaving Certificate 2017:

Minimum entry requirements for BA (Hons) in Accounting

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O5/H7
Mathematics: O5/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry:

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 Higher Diploma in Education.

Follow on Study

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

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