Programme Title: Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance Level 7 Add-on
Advanced Entry Year 2
Applicants who wish to apply for advanced entry to Year 2 must provide evidence that they have met the learning outcomes for Year 1 through previous study at level 6, 7, 8 or equivalent. In certain cases, those who hold a QQI FET/FETAC level 6 qualification, or who have other relevant educational and/or work experience equivalent to Year 1 of an undergraduate programme, maybe considered for advanced entry.
* Advanced entry students are joining year 3 of this 3 year degree programme.
Advanced Entry Year 3
Applicants who wish to apply for advanced entry to Year 3 must provide evidence that they have met the learning outcomes for Years 1 and 2 through previous study at level 6, 7, 8 or equivalent.
Specifically applications are welcomed from those who have studied ATI Diploma or an ACCA qualification, where the qualification is an NFQ Level 6 Higher Certificate equivalent.
This one year add on programme aims to provide a level of knowledge and skills in Accounting and Finance that prepares students for middle level responsibility in an Accounting environment. Students who gain the Bachelor Degree Award may exit into the world of employment with this solid qualification. Advanced entry students are joining year 3 of this 3 year degree programme.
Should your circumstances change, you will have the flexibility to postpone your studies or continue your studies or transfer to our full time programme. You may also choose to take fewer modules and complete the programme over a longer period of time.
The department of Accountancy, Finance and Professional Studies prides itself on its industry links and its approach to supporting our students in the preparation and securing of employment. Our students are supported in semester 6 of year 3 of the programme, through a formal module, 'Professional Communication and Work Preparation', to develop their CV's, enhance their linked in profiles and perfect their interviewing skills.
Graduates of the Level 7 Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance can obtain up to: 8 exemptions from ACCA; 7 exemptions from the CIMA; and 7 exemptions from CPA. All exemptions are subject to performance in specific modules. Visit our website for full details on exemptions from these professional bodies.
A career in Accounting & Finance can offer you a strategic role in the management and development of an organisation. The career opportunities are broad ranging, interesting and dynamic. A career in Accounting and Finance is considered financially attractive, recession proof and a passport to travel globally.
While many go on to work in practice or in core financial reporting roles, the majority of accountants work in industry, many as auditors, tax consultants and management consultants. Graduates of this programme also enjoy rewarding careers in banking, finance and charities as well as public sector roles.
This programme is designed in pillars with the core disciplinary pillars being: 'Financial Accounting and Reporting' which commences with Financial Accounting and builds to International Financial Reporting; 'Decision Making and Risk Analysis' consists of modules around Maths, Management Accounting and Auditing and Assurance; 'Economics and Finance’ commences with Economics and goes on to includes Investment and Financial Management; and the final core disciplinary pillar is in ‘Law and Tax’. The quality of these pillars are proven through the programmes impressive exemptions received from professional bodies.
These pillars are complimented by two further pillars in 'IT and Data Management' and 'Business Management & Communications'. Along with obtaining skills on accounting packages, students have the opportunity to obtain Microsoft Professional Accreditation. The programme is complimented with a Professional Communication & Work Place Preparation module. This provides the students with broader professional communication skills through detailed CV and ‘linked in’ preparation and simulated professional mock interviews.
This module is also supported by a series of guest speakers from the Professional bodies, firms and Industry including: CAI; ACCA; Grant Thornton; Crowe Horwath; BDO; Barden Recruitment; AccountancySchool.ie; Hayden Brown Chartered Accountants; Cooney Carey; ITI; CIMA; & CPA. The opportunities afforded to the students in meeting these guest speakers is very valuable in building their professional network and career opportunities.
- This programme runs 3 evenings per week from 6pm until 10pm.