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Accounting & Finance / Cuntasaíocht ┐Airgeadas

Course Title: Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance

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.

Course Description

Are you seeking a high-powered career in accounting and finance? The scope of this course will allow you to move into a whole range of careers in accounting firms, industry and the financial sector. The course will introduce you to accounting basics, and then to more complex theoretical and practical areas of accounting. You’ll also learn about business law, IT, taxation, auditing, economics, corporate finance, investment, marketing, HR, management and communications. You may also opt to study one of three European languages (French, German or Spanish), giving you an added appeal to employers.

Professional Accreditation

On graduation, you’ll qualify for generous exemptions from the professional accountancy bodies, including ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ICPAI and CTA.

IT Requirements

Students on this course will be required to have a medium spec computer/laptop (i.e. able to run Win 10, an AV solution and Office comfortably. Be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes, use other software such as SPSS, Adobe Connect; e.g. Latitude 5510; Latitude 5410; 

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  • Training Contracts with ACA and ACCA firms
  • Accountancy Practices
  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing, Taxation
  • Banking
  • Financial Services

Semester 1:

  • Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Economics: Micro Economics
  • Leading Modern Enterprises
  • Skills for Success in Higher Education
  • Business Mathematics & Statistics 1


  • French PLC 1a
  • Spanish - Ab Initio 1a
  • Spanish PLC 1a
  • German - Ab Initio 1a
  • German PLC 1a
  • French ab initio 1a
  • Irish Culture and Society

Semester 2:

  • Fundamentals of Economics: Macro Economics
  • Exploring Modern Enterprises
  • Business Mathematics and Statistics 2
  • Business Information Systems


  • French PLC 1b
  • Spanish – Ab Initio 1b
  • Spanish – PLC 1b
  • German – Ab Initio 1b
  • German – PLC 1b
  • French ab initio 1b
  • Applied Media Studies in Business

You must select one elective, and the same language option in Semesters 1 and 2.

Note: The choice of electives are indicative and are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year

Semester 1:

  • Introduction to Management & Cost Accounting
  • Human Resource Management 1
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Law


  • French for Business 2a
  • Spanish for Business 2a
  • German for Business 2a
  • European Studies


Semester 2:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Information Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Human Resource Management 2


  • French for Business 2b
  • Spanish for Business 2b
  • German for Business 2b
  • Sustainable Business Practice

Note: The choice of electives are indicative and are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year

Semester 1:

  • Financial Accounting: Preparation & Interpretation of Accounts & Accounting Regulation
  • Management Accounting: Cost Accumulation, Planning & Control
  • Financial Management 1
  • Income Tax & VAT
  • Introduction to Auditing


  • Business Systems Analysis
  • Operations Management
  • German for Business 3a
  • French for Business 3a
  • Spanish for Business 3a


Semester 2:

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting: Decision Making & Performance Measurement
  • Income Tax & Corporation Tax
  • Intermediate Auditing
  • Computerised Accounting


  • Databases for Businesses
  • German for Business 3b
  • French for Business 3b
  • Spanish for Business 3b

You must select one elective.

Note: The choice of electives are indicative and are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year

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

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

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Business


3 years

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