Accounting & Finance

Accounting & Finance / Cuntasaíocht ┐Airgeadas

Course Title: Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance

Choice of Location Guaranteed, Blanchardstown or Tallaght

2022 CAO Points: 255

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish

O6/H7/F2 or higher


QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award Distinctions in 3 modules required

Further details at

Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at

English Language Requirements:

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.

This four-year course prepares you for a career in professional accountancy and finance and can lead to a contact with an accounting practice. You don’t need to have studied any Leaving Certificate Accounting, Business or Economics subjects. We start at an introductory level, which will prepare you for the more complex concepts that you meet at a later stage in the course. All modules gradually develop students' knowledge with each module building on the knowledge acquired in previous semesters. 

One of the core goals of our department is to enrich the development of our graduates to maximise their employment potential and we embrace the 'T Graduate' concept as a model to achieve this. 

Our core disciplinary skills, as exemplified in the 'T Graduate' concept, are evidenced in the exemptions awarded by professional bodies. We compliment these skills with strong interpersonal and computer skills.  Along with obtaining skills on accounting packages, the management of big data and an understanding of the digital enablers for accountants, students will also have the opportunity to obtain Microsoft Professional Accreditation. 

Work Placement

Work placement is core to this course. It takes place in the second semester of year 3 when the student will have gained competencies in some accounting and business modules. Our goal is to provide you with practical focused skillset you need for the work place. The work placement/work based project takes place in the second semester of year 3 in an accounting/finance work environment when the student has gained competencies in some accounting modules.

Professional Accreditation

On graduation, you’ll qualify for generous exemptions from the professional accountancy bodies, including ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA and The Irish Tax Institute.

Career Planning & Preparation

The course 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. The opportunities afforded to the students in meeting these guest speakers is very valuable in building their professional network and career opportunities.

For more about our professional exemptions for this programme visit Partnership | TU Dublin to find out more our professional exemptions.

Module Map, Credits and Assessment Breakdown

TU933 Module content

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 course also enjoy rewarding careers in banking, finance and charities as well as public sector roles.

Potential Careers

  • Trainee Accountant (various firms)
  • Junior Hedge Fund Manager
  • Tax Associate, Audit Associate
  • Business Analyst (Trainee)
  • Trainee Trader
  • Junior Fund Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Internal/External Auditor (trainee)
  • Junior Corporate Banker
  • Banking (graduate programmes)
  • Tax Trainee
  • Management Consultant
  • Settlement Administrator
  • Teaching

Semester 1

  • Business Mathematics 1
  • Principles of Law
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Principles of Business
  • Data Skills & Information Technology


  • Critical Skills Development
  • Skills for Success in Higher Education

Semester 2

  • Business Mathematics 2
  • Business and Employment Law
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Economics 1
  • Global Management Practice
  • Data Technology in Organisations (Acct)

Semester 1

  • Management Accounting 1
  • Company Law
  • International Financial Reporting 1
  • Economics 2
  • Marketing Principles
  • Enterprise Systems & Processes (Acct)

Semester 2

  • Management Accounting 2
  • Introduction to Taxation
  • International Financial Reporting 2
  • Personal Finance
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Processes and IS (Acct)

Semester 1

  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Business and Capital Taxes
  • International Financial Reporting 3
  • Financial Management
  • Accounting in the Digital Age (Acct)

Note: ACCF H3015 'Auditing and Assurance' is delivered across both semesters in Year 3

Semester 2

  • Professional Communications & Employment Preparation
  • Accounting & Finance Work Placement
  • AIS and Disruptive Technologies
  • Accounting and Finance Industry Case Study

Note: 25 credits to be taken from GE1 (ACCF H3027 - 'Accounting & Finance Work Placement') OR GE2 (ACCF H3025 - 'AIS and Disruptive Technologies' and ACCF H3028 - 'Accounting and Finance Industry Case Study') in Semester 2 of Year 3.

Semester 1

  • Advanced Management Accounting 1
  • International Corporate Finance 1
  • Advanced Personal Taxes
  • Group and Company Financial Reporting 1

Group Electives 1

  • Strategy Formulation (Acc and Fin)
  • Operations Management

Group Electives 2

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Accounting Information Systems

Note: ACCF H4025 - 'Operations Management' is delivered across both semesters in Year 3. One elective must be taken from GE1 and GE2 in Semester 1 of Year 4

Semester 2

  • Group and Company Financial Reporting 2
  • Advanced Management Accounting 2
  • Advanced Corporate Taxes
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Strategic Business Analytics (Acct)

Group Electives 1

  • Strategy Implementation

Note: ACCF H4011 - 'Strategy Implementation' to be taken in Year 4 Semester 2 IF ACCF H4019 - 'Strategy Formulation (Acc and Fin)' has been taken in Semester 1 of Year 4.

Please note, there is no advanced entry to this course.

Small classes, excellent lecturers and a well-balanced course structure combine to create a high-quality learning environment delivering content relevant to professional employer demands. Lecturers are extremely approachable and supportive, which fosters an environment in which students can reach their full potential and accelerate their professional career. I would highly recommend the course to all those who are interested in accounting and aiming to undertake professional accounting exams.

This course prepares each individual student for the workplace, by giving particular attention to the skills that they would need to become a successful accountant. The lecturers are approachable and take time out of their day to help any students with any queries they may have. The content of the course aligns with the professional accounting bodies and in turn this gives a greater degree of preparation than most other accounting courses. 

At final year level, the lecturers are involved in preparing every student for the workplace before they complete the course in May, and are always on hand to offer advice when needed.

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

Students may also choose to progress their studies through one of the professional bodies – Visit Partnership | TU Dublin to find out more about our professional exemptions.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance


4 years

Number of Places

30 in each campus


Blanchardstown, Tallaght


EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Contact Us

School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

Progression Options

Years 1 - 4
Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance (Level 8)
Year 4
On graduation, you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin, or elsewhere.

Progression and Exit Awards

Should your circumstances change, you can postpone your studies or continue them part-time in the evening or you can exit the programme at Level 6 (Higher Certificate in Business & Accounting) or Level 7 (Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance)