Students on this programme will gain an in-depth knowledge of the major theoretical and practical aspects of accounting from both Irish and international perspectives as well as a strong understanding of business, legal and taxation issues and practices. As the course progresses, the emphasis shifts from foundation knowledge to more advanced study of particular areas of the major accounting, business and finance disciplines. In year 3 there is a greater emphasis on independent work and on the development of a critical and analytical approach to the subject matter.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
Graduates from this programme may seek to use it as a fast track to professional accountancy qualifications by availing of their entitlement to exemptions from ACCA, CIMA, ACA or CPA. Accounting graduates who enter employment immediately usually find well-paid jobs very quickly. Typical positions would be in audit and general accounting firms as well as multinational blue-chip companies and small and medium-sized enterprises across a range of industry sectors.