Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance - Direct Entry - CW968

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW968
  • 20
  • n/a
  • 2 Years
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What is the Course about?

Accounting and finance are an integral part of any organisation. Accountants provide essential information and professional advice to help individuals and organisations make the right financial and business decisions.

The course will equip students with a high level of competence in accountancy, information technology and management skills, qualifying graduates to make an immediate contribution to the business community.

In Year 3, students who opt for Accounting study specialist subjects in more detail. Additional specialist choices can be made from the elective list depending on student’s area of interest.

Special Features:

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 the real-world skills required by employers.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates are eligible to progress to a Research or Taught Master’s 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?

Accountants play a pivotal role in most organisations and the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance Degree opens many diverse and challenging career opportunities. Many graduates 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. There are many career opportunities available in sectors such as: consultancy, taxation, financial markets, banking and insurance.

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

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