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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Accounting CW948
CAO ENTRY: NFQ LEVEL 8
What is the BA in Accounting 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.
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 in areas 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 as a teacher. This will open up many more career opportunities both at home and abroad in practice industry, consultancy, taxation, financial markets, mbanking and insurance, education and the public sector.
What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Professional accounting exams; Masters course in Accounting or Business. Graduates may also apply to undertake a Taught Masters or a Masters by Research at IT Carlow.
What subjects will I study?
Business and Company Law
Financial Accounting 1
Computer Applications 1
Financial Accounting 2
Plus One Elective:
Audit and Assurance
Advanced Management Accounting
Corporate Financial Management
Strategic Information Systems
What exemptions are available from professional bodies?
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 - All subjects.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Certificate Level - All subjects
Operational Level - All subjects
Management Level - Performance Management and Financial Management.
What are the 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.
Special features of the course
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
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Susan Brennan BA, FCA Course Director
Martin Meagher BComm, MBA, FCA, MA Head of Department
Phone: 059 917 5302
School of Business & Humanities