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

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW908
  • 70
  • 270
  • 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:

  • A range of exemptions are available to graduates from professional bodies:

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 - P2 Performance Management and F2 Financial Management.

Strong emphasis on communications and computing equips graduates with real-world skills required by employers.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Although many of these careers are open to graduates from many discplines, 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 Managment Accountant
  • Investment Banker
  • Retail Banker
  • Tax Adviser.

What exemptions will I receive?




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 entitiy, the capital markets and the public sector. Graduates will be equipped to work in the areas of accountancy, banking, financial services and tax.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 4H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Head of Department:
Susan Brennan
BA (Hons), FCA, PG Cert (TL)