Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Accounting CW948

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW948
  • 30
  • 307
  • 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.

The course will also provide a foundation for specialised accounting careers, as well as other related careers. Accounting careers typically involve analysing and utilising financial information in order to evaluate a business’s financial position. This can involve anything from basic bookkeeping 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 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 and Professional - all subjects

Chartered Accountants 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?

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 Eng
  • Mathematics O3/H6.


For Further Information Contact

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