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

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW908
  • 90
  • 270
  • 4 Years
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  • Career Prospects
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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 the same information to project further growth and to analyse expenditure in order to strategise comapny 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 accounting, financial services across the business, banking and consultancy sectors. Those in finance and accounting 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 finding 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 - all subjects

Chartered Accoutants in Ireland (CAI)

  • CA Proficiency 1 (CAP 1) – all subjects

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

  • Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills Level - all subjects

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

  • Certificate level - all subjects
  • Operational Level - all subjects
  • Management Level - P2 Advanced Management Accounting and F2 Advanced Financial Reporting

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 disciplines, 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 Management Accountant
  • Investment Banker
  • Retail Banker
  • Tax Advisor

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 finance and accounting contexts in which a business operates including the accountancy profession, the business entity, 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:

  • 2H5 & 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), ACA