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NC022
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.

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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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3 Years
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The course will help you understand the relationships between finance and other business disciplines. You will develop a critical and methodical approach to problem-solving and decision making in a financial context and develop the ability to interpret and communicate financial and other information. The broader business viewpoint of the course will give you an excellent foundation in leadership and management and give you the broad perspective necessary for the modern interconnected business world.

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NC022 - Accounting and Finance
National College of Ireland - NCI

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NC022 - Accounting and Finance
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Three Distinctions

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Recent graduates from Accounting and Finance from NCI are employed as trainee accountants and tax advisors within the Big 4 and Top 10 Accountancy firms together with industry and financial services. Many are undertaking the professional accountancy exams and specific employers include Ernst & Young, Deloitte, BDO, Grant Thornton, JPA Brenson Lawlor, JP Morgan, Enterprise Rent a Car, Citi, BNY Mellon, Moore Stephens, Cornmarket and Daiwa.



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