Bachelor of Business (Honours) - Finance and Accounting (FAC) CW908

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW908
  • 70
  • New Course
  • 4 Years
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What is the Course about?

Accounting focuses on the day-to-day management of financial reports and records across the business world while finance uses this same information to project future growth and to analyse expenditure in order to strategise company finances. Combining these areas gives an overview of financial strategy and control, while providing focus on professional principles and processes, used in order to manage numbers. This degree will provide a foundation for specialised accounting careers, as well as many other related careers. Accounting careers typically involve analysing and utilising financial information in order to evaluate a business financial position. This can involve anything from basic book-keeping to managing balance sheets and income statements. A degree in this area is a great starting point for careers in financial services, across business, banking and consultancy sectors. Those in finance careers often have the added responsibility of predicting and analysing the potential for profit and growth, assessing monetary resources, utilising accounting statistics and reports, and also looking externally for future funding options.

Special Features:

  • All students, regardless of the original option chose, will be permitted to change their selection at the end of Year 2 and confirm their specialism for Years 3 and 4 at that point.
  • Exit Awards - Ordinary Bachelor Degree after Year 3.
  • Exit Award - Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6)  after Year 2

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates who achieve a minimum of a second class Honours degree are eligible to undertake a Research or Taught Masters at IT Carlow or other institutions.

What exemptions will I receive?

Accounting and Finance graduates are likely to be eligible for exemptions from some professional accountancy exams.



What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Finance and Accounting is a growing sector demanding graduates with key skills and understanding of the contexts in which this area of business operates including the legal and social environment, the accountancy profession, the business entity, the capital markets and the public sector. Graduates will be equipped to work in the areas of accountancy, banking, financial services and tax. Although many of these careers are open to graduates from many disciplines, a degree in Finance and Accounting will lead employers to give preference to graduates to work and undertake further study as a:

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Chartered Certified Accountant
  • Chartered Management Accountant
  • Investment Banker
  • Retail Banker
  • Tax Adviser

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better.
  • 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.
  • Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Graduates of a relevant Certificate are eligible to enter Year 3 of this programme; Graduates of a relevant Ordinary Degree are eligible to enter Year 4.

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.

For Further Information Contact

Head of Department
Martin Meagher, BComm, MBA, MA, FCA