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DK810
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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3 Years
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The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting & Finance provides you with an opportunity to gain a broad education through the study of accounting and related disciplines. The programme will give you a sound basis for future employment in Accountancy and will give you the option of further study in accounting and related areas.

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This course includes training in management and finance and will earn some exemptions from examination by professional accountancy bodies. There is a choice between auditing and financial services in the final year.


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DK810 - 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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3 Distinctions

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Career Options: 

  • Professional Accountant (on Qualification)
  • Banker, Financial Consultant
  • Work with Insurance Companies, Building Societies
  • Financial functions in industry, commerce, private & public sector
  • Small Business Management
  • Secondary Teaching (Postgraduate Diploma in Education required - Please check teaching application process and the Teaching Council requirements.



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