Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Accounting CW948

  • CW948
  • 15
  • MAX: 480 AVERAGE: 400 CUT-OFF: 335
  • 3 Years
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What is the Course about?

This three year Honours Degree programme is designed to develop in the student a high level of competence in accountancy, information technology and management skills to enable him/her to gain suitable employment and make an immediate contribution to the business community.  

Economic development, business expansion, and an increased recognition of the importance of the finance function has ensured a demand for accountants.  Furthermore, the Accountant’s pivotal role in most organisations facilitates advancement to senior management and opens many diverse, challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

Special Features:

Core accounting techniques and theories are supplemented with skills that will optimise future career and progression prospects.  There is a particular emphasis on communications and computing.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Professional accounting exams; Masters course in Accounting or Business; Higher Diploma in Education.  

Graduates may also apply to undertake a Taught Masters or a Masters by Research at IT Carlow.

What exemptions will I receive?

Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA)

Formation 1 and Formation 2 - All subjects.

Professional 1 – Corporate Reporting & Managerial Finance Subject to: Minimum mark of 50% in exempted topics.

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI)

CA Proficiency 1 (CAP 1) – All subjects.

Subject to: 1. Minimum 2.2 Honours Degree.

2. Minimum mark of 50% in exempted topics.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Certified Accounting Technician – All subjects ACCA Qualification - Fundamental Level – Accountant in Business, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Corporate and Business Law, Performance Management, Taxation, Financial Reporting & Financial Management.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Certificate Level - All subjects Operational Level - All subjects Management Level - Performance Management and Financial Management.


Grants available

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

Graduate opportunities exist as a trainee accountant in practice or industry.  There are also opportunities in financial services such as banking, insurance, financial analysis  and fund management.

A period of further study  will allow the graduate to qualify as a professional accountant or a teacher. This will open up many more career opportunities both at home and abroad in practice industry, consultancy, taxation, financial markets, banking and insurance, education and the public sector.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate: 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade C3 or better.

4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade D3 or better.

Subjects required: English and Mathematics at Higher Level Grade D3 or Ordinary Level C3 or better.

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

For Further Information Contact

Susan Brennan
Course Director
Phone: 059 9175340

Martin Meagher
Head of Department
Phone: 059 9175303