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TA121
Accounting and Finance

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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This course aims to provide a level of knowledge and skills in core business subjects that prepares students for positions of greater responsibility in a business environment. Students are also introduced to Business Management which includes all the office systems that help management to run a business smoothly and efficiently – information systems, financial accounting, economics and the internal operations of a company. Those who enrol on this programme also have an option to take a European language.

Maximum exemptions from Professional Accountancy and Taxation bodies may be obtained by the graduates of this programme should they wish to pursue a professional qualification.


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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BRSXX    Retail Studies
BROXX  5M2105  Retail Practice
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade

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Three Distinctions

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BBS(Hons) Accounting – Graduate opportunities from this programme are excellent. They may follow careers as trainee professional accountants in practice and industry. Many more choose employment in second level teaching, financial services or further academic study at master’s level.

Potential employers range from professional accountancy practices, industry, financial services, banking, insurance, second level teaching and the public service, both in Ireland and overseas. Graduates pursuing accounting or taxation careers may be granted substantial exemptions from the examinations of the following professional bodies:

  • Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Institute of Incorporated Public Accountants (IIPA)
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA)
  • Irish Taxation Institute (ITI)



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