Accounting & Finance

Accounting & Finance / Cuntasaíocht ┐Airgeadas

Course Title: Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance 

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 course, maybe considered for advanced entry. 

  • Please send a copy of your transcript and award to the CAO to support your application

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.

  • Please send a copy of your transcript and award to the CAO to support your application

Course Description

This three year course 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. 

Should your circumstances change, you will have the flexibility to postpone your studies (existing with a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Accounting and Finance) or continue your studies part time in the evening.

The School of Accounting, Economics & Finance 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 course, through a formal module, 'Professional Communication and Work Preparation', to develop their CV's, enhance their linked in profiles and perfect their interviewing skills. 

This course 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 courses 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 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: CAI; ACCA; Grant Thornton; Crowe Horwath; BDO; Barden Recruitment;; 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.

Professional Exemptions

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

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

  • Economics 1
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Principles of Business 2
  • Data Technology in Organisations
  • Business Law
  • Business Mathematics 2

Semester 3

  • Economics 2
  • International Financial Reporting 1
  • Enterprise Systems & Processes
  • Law of Employment & Business Formation
  • Management Accounting 1
  • Marketing

Semester 4

  • International Financial Reporting 2
  • Personal Finance
  • Business Processes and IS
  • Company Law
  • Management Accounting 2
  • Organisational Psychology

Semester 5

  • Auditing and Assurance 1
  • Business Ethics
  • Financial Management
  • Business in the Digital Age
  • Income Tax

Semester 6

  • Auditing & Assurance 2
  • Professional Communications & Employment Preparation
  • International Financial Reporting 4
  • Investment Analysis
  • Accounting Information Systems & CAATs
  • Business and Capital Taxes

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. Please refer to the Entry requirements above. 

For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub.  A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry is detailed on the CAO website

For entry to year 1 Level 8 – please go to TU933
For entry to year 1 Level 7 – please go to TU788

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 successful completion, you’ll be eligible to progress to the final year of (TU911) Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance 

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Level 7


Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance


3 years



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Year 4
On the successful completion of year 3, students may proceed to: TU911 - Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance.