BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • What we offer
  • Requirements

Overview

Both Accounting and Finance are core components of insuring the success of any business entity. Our degree programme provides each student with an in-depth knowledge of the area of accounting and finance as well as the practical skills, both of which are essential in the rapidly changing and highly competitive world of business. This in turn then creates a number of opportunities for advancement within a whole range of organisations.

The programme builds on long established and well recognised core competencies within Independent College in the delivery of and highest quality accounting and finance tuition. This has facilitated the development of strong linkages with the main professional accountancy bodies; as a result this has enabled exemptions from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

The BA will also enable students to progress onto prestigious post-graduate programmes such as the MSc. in Accounting with Finance programme offered at Independent College Dublin.

In addition, the importance of a new and emerging technologies is recognised and incorporated into programme content throughout its three stages.

Another important dimension of the programme is the international one.  With growing internationalisation within business it is essential that best practice internationally is recognised and incorporated in an appropriate way into degree programmes such as this.

Finally the importance of practice is fully recognised by the extent of our linkages with professional institutes and the corporate sector.  This is a supported by the inclusion of a two month internship or placement component available to participants in stage three of the programme.

 Who is the course for? The BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance prepares students for a career in Accounting and Finance.  The programme provides a comprehensive education in the quantitative and analytical skills required in the business and in a range of accounting practices.  The role of the accountant is placed within the broader business context that is delivered through a range of business relevant electives

CAO Code

IC005

Start Date

September 2014

Awarding Body

QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland, the new integrated agency replacing FETAC, HETAC, NQAI and incorporating the functions of IUQB).

HETAC QQI transition

Applications

Students under the age of 23 on January 1st of the year of entry must apply through the CAO (www.cao.ie ). All other applications can be made directly to our Admissions Office.

The Admissions Office,

Independent College Dublin,

62-63 Dawson St, Dublin 2.

Tel: 01:6351184

Email: admissions@independentcolleges.ie

Course Duration

Three years (Full Time/Part Time). Flexible part-time option available by agreement with the college enabling completion over a three-five year period.

Course Fees

Full Time: EU Students: € 4,750 per annum ( Payment plan options available) Non EU Abroad Students: €8,500 per annum
Part Time: EU Students: €3,250 per annum

Syllabus

Course Structure: The programme modules are delivered over a mix of one semester and two semester cycles.

Stage 1 PROGRAMME MODULES

Credits

Business Law

10

Introduction to Financial Accounting

10

Economics

10

Introduction to ICT

5

Applied ICT for Accounting and Finance

5

Introduction to Finance

10

Principles of Marketing

10

OR

 

Business Organisation and Management

10

Total Credits

60

 

Stage 2 PROGRAMME MODULES

Credits

Corporate Finance

10

Advanced Financial Accounting

10

Management Accounting

10

Business Information Management and Databases

5

Human Resource Management

5

Business Research and Statistics

10

Taxation

10

Total Credits

60

 

Stage 3 PROGRAMME MODULES

Credits

Performance Management

10

Audit and Assurance

10

Financial Reporting

10

Business Strategy

10

Business Project

10

International Financial Management

10

Total Credits

60

What We Offer

Context for Accounting and Finance is an important component of the programme.  Foundation material across business functional areas such as Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Economics forms an important part of stages One and Two of the programme. It also insures participants have a well rounded view of the business environment.  This is then complemented by a comprehensive treatment of the main elements of accounting and finance to a high professional level.

Throughout the programme leading edge knowledge from across the business spectrum reflecting the latest developments in both theory and practice are integrated and assures compliance with the highest of professional standards.

 

 

Requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum of two Higher C3’s and four Ordinary Level D3’s (including Maths) or equivalent.  Students under the age of 23 on January 1st of the year of entry must apply through the CAO. Applicants who are over 23 by January 1st of the year of entry are eligible for entry onto the programme as a mature student.

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