Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Accounting CW948

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW948
  • 20
  • 317
  • 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 course will equip students with a high level of competence in accountancy, information technology and management skills.

Modules include: Economics, Business Law, Finance, 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 Degrees in the Faculty of Business and Humanities including: International Business, Marketing, Business, Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management or Finance and Accounting.

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 in this course to equip graduates 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 Institute of Technology Carlow and other institutions. Graduates may also take professional accountancy exams to further their qualifications.

What exemptions will I receive?




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 such as banking, insurance, financial analysis and fund management. A period of further study will allow the graduate to qualify as a professional accountant.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:    

  • English or Irish O4/H6
  • Mathematics O3/H6.


For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Susan Brennan BA (Hons), FCA, PG Cert (TL)