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.
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.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Basic Financial Accounting||Financial Accounting|
|Cost Accounting||Management Accounting Techniques|
|Principles of Microeconomics||Microeconomics|
|Statistics and Mathematics||Information Technology for Accountants|
|Introduction to Management||Organisational Behaviour|
|Professional Written Communication||HRM in a Work Context|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Financial Reporting||Applied Financial Reporting|
|Man. Acc. Decision Making||Performance Measurement|
|Professional ethics for accountants||Governance and control|
|Law for Accountants||Company Law 1|
|The Macroeconomic Environment||The Global Economy|
|Professional Oral Communication||Financial Services Marketing|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Mandatory modules:||Mandatory modules:|
|Advanced Management Accounting||Advanced Financial Accounting|
|Business Finance||Corporate Investment Analysis|
|Business Strategy||Corporate Strategy|
|Accounting Information Systems Skills 1||Accounting Information Systems Skills 2|
|Choose one of the following electives||Choose 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
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.
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Masters of Business in Accounting or other equivalent masters courses in Ireland or abroad.
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