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DC115
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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Accounting is the process of taking financial data, analysing it, and presenting it in reports that can be easily interpreted by others. This is crucial for businesses, where managers don’t always have training in finance, but need this information to make informed decisions.

Accounting is for logical thinkers. The course offers an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of accounting and finance, as well as an understanding of the business, legal, taxation and IT context of this work.

The degree is structured around three main areas: Accounting, Finance and Buisness. Students may also choose to study a Eurpoean language (French, German or Spanish) for all or part of their course.

Graduates are granted significant exemptions from examinations of professional accountancy bodies.

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DC115 - Accounting and Finance
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DC115 - Accounting and Finance
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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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BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration

Essential Module Requirements:
Distinction in B20029 - Statistics
or 5N2066 - Statistics
or C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
(or O4/H6 or better in LCE Maths)

Distinctions in 5 modules including 4 from the following modules:


B20001 - Accounting - Manual & Computerised
or 5N1348 - Accounting Manual and Computerised

B20005 - Business Administration
or 5N1610 - Business Administration Skills

B20027 - Spreadsheet

B20029 - Statistics
or 5N2066 - Statistics
or C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics

B20131 - Business Law
or 5N2091 - Business Law
or B20132 - Legal Studies
or 5N1394 - Legal Practice and Procedures

B20151 - Applied Economics
or 5N1350 - Applied Economics

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Graduates find careers as Accountants, Financial Managers, and work in the fields of Industry, Commerce, Financial and Public Service and Education



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Senior Tax Manager
Andrew Dunne 2
Irish Tax Institute

Andrew Dunne is a senior tax manager with Ernst & Young. He earned his degree in accounting and finance at DCU. His work involves advising clients on their corporation tax affairs. Andrew is also an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).

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Associate Director
Joseph Conboy 2
Irish Tax Institute
Joseph Conboy is currently employed at KPMG as an Associate Director. He studied a degree in Accounting and Finance and then went on to do a Masters in Accounting, both in DCU. His role involves dealing with a range of tax issues that arise in aviation finance.
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