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Business (General Entry): Business & FinanceGnó (Iontráil Ghinearálta): Airgeadas & Gnó

Course Title: Higher Certificate in Business and Finance

This course is offered as part of our Business (General Entry) course which is listed on the CAO as course code TU678. For information how the application process works and the various options available, please visit our overview page

This course was previously known as TU674

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award
Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

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

Course Description

This course will provide you with a solid grounding in general business and competencies in key areas such as finance, economics and accounting.

You’ll gain knowledge and skills in a broad range of business-related modules, including Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing and Information Systems, and be able to apply this knowledge to different environments and industries. You’ll also develop good communication and writing skills.

The pace of a Level 6 course means that students gain extensive knowledge of a wide variety of topics and are employable in those areas. Most students take the opportunity to advance to a wide range of Level 8 course in TU Dublin or elsewhere. The programme particularly prepares students for further study in Finance, Economics and Accounting such as TU905 BSc Economics and Finance and TU910 BSc Accounting.

Professional Accreditation

Through choosing particular modules, you can start the process of getting accounting exemptions from major bodies such as Chartered Accountants Ireland and ACCA.

For students who progress to TU910 Accounting, this certificate gives you a route to full TU910 exemptions for Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Many graduates have gone directly to the workplace in a wide range of business administration settings although most will advance on to one of a wide range of Level 8 course in TU Dublin or elsewhere.

Graduates from this course gained employment with

  • Accenture
  • AIB
  • Arvato Finance
  • BDO
  • Central Bank and Pfizer
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • HedgeServ
  • Indeed
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • LinkedIn
  • Mazars
  • Oracle
  • PwC
I found the Higher Certificate course to be very appropriate for those who are not quite sure what area of business they would like to choose. It gives a fantastic grounding as a step towards a degree qualification and/or the work environment.
You get a taste of all fields that you could possibly choose from in this course and, after two years, it was clear to me that accounting was what I wanted to do. I am now in the Accounting and Finance degree and a lot of the topics I covered in the certificate have helped me in my studies for my degree.

If you reach the appropriate level in your final examinations, you may continue into one of the following degree programmes:

Direct entry into Year 2 of a three-year programme…

Direct entry into Year 2 or Year 3 of a four-year programme …

  • TU925 Retail & Services Management (Level 8 Honours)

TU Code

TU678 (FIN)


Level 6


Higher Certificate


2 years

Number of Places



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