Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Accounting CW948

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW948
  • 20
  • 295
  • 3 Years
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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.

Special Features:

  • 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 - Fundamental Level - 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?

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 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.


For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Susan Brennan