Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Accounting CW948
- NFQ Level 8
- 3 Years
- Further Studies
- Career Prospects
- Entry Requirements
What is the Course about?
Accounting is a vital part of any organisation's operations. Accountants provide essential information and professional advice to help individuals and organisations make the right financial and business decisions.
This three-year honours Accounting Degree programme will equip students with a high level of competence in accountancy, information technology and management skills.
Modules include: Economics; Business Law; Finance Law; Financial Accounting; Management Accounting; Computer Applications; Management; Communications; Taxation; Information Systems; Financial Reporting and many more. Students also have the opportunity to change specialism at the end of Year 2 and may transfer to any one of the honours Degree programmes in the Faculty of Business & Humanities: including International Business; Marketing; Business; Human Resource Management; Supply Chain Management or Finance & Accounting.
- A range of exemptions are available to graduates with leading accountancy representative bodies including CPA, ICAI; ACCA and CIMA.
- Strong emphasis on communications and computing in this programme to equip graduate with real-world skills required by employers.
What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Graduates are eligible to progress to a Taught or Research Masters Degree at IT Carlow and other institutions. Graduates may also take professional accountancy exams to further their qualifications.
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 and Auditing
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI)
- CA Proficiency 1 (CAP 1) - all subjects
Subject to a minimum 2.2 Honours Degree and a minimum mark of 50% in exempted topics, with 40% minimum in prior years in identified base subjects.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- Certified Accounting Technician - All subjects
- ACCA Qualification - all subjects
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- Certificate level - all subjects
- Operational Level - P1 Performance Operations and F1 Financial Operations
- Management Level - performance
- P2 Performance Management and F2 Financial Management
What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
Graduate opportunities exist as a trainee accountant in practice or industry. Many graduates also find employment in the financial services sectors working in banking, insurance, financial analysis and fund management and many other areas. A period of further study will allow the graduate to qualify as a professional accountant.
What are the minimum entry requirements?
- 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.
- English at Ordinary Level Grade O4 or Higher Level Grade H6 or better.
- Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O3 or Higher Level Grade H6 or better.
Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.
Business & Company Law
Financial Accounting 11
Information Systems I
Advanced Corporate Finance
Audit and Assurance
For Further Information ContactProgramme Director