BA in Accounting and Finance

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 3 years

  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 14,000 / year

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DCU’s Accounting and Finance course creates solution-oriented accountants and financial services professionals with both Irish and international perspectives.

The course takes you from an introduction to basic accounting concepts, to more complex theoretical and practical accounting studies. You’ll also explore a wide variety of other topics, including business, law, IT, tax, auditing, professional ethics, economics, corporate finance, investing, psychology, marketing, human resources, management, and communications.

Program description

The objective of this degree is to provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of accounting and finance, as well as an understanding of the business, legal, tax and IT context. of this work.

The title is structured in three main areas:

  • Accounting: Financial and management accounting is studied from Irish and international perspectives. Modules on taxation, auditing and professional ethics are also offered.
  • Finance: Provides a solid foundation in the principles of economics, corporate finance, and topics such as investing.
  • Business: A complete understanding of business principles is developed through the study of topics such as business and corporate law, psychology, marketing, human resources, management, communications, IT and business strategy.

You can also choose to study one of the three European languages ​​(French, German or Spanish) as part of the course. You can study a language throughout your career or drop it after the first year, depending on your preferences.

  • DCU Business School, accredited by AACSB, has a strong international reputation for the quality of its programs and graduates.

  • Generous exemptions from professional accountancy examinations.

  • High level of recruitment by all leading accounting firms.

  • Choose to specialize in accounting, finance, or management.

  • Three-year course with an additional option to a one-year Master’s degree.

  • Pleasant, student-friendly environment with excellent, supportive, and friendly speakers.

  • Top students received sponsored awards from KPMG, Mazars, CIMA, PwC, Grant Thornton, and Kavanagh Fennell.

Career options

Career areas

  • Commerce
  • Education
  • Financial services
  • Industry
  • Professional accounting practices
  • Public service

Career prospects

  • Audit
  • Tax
  • Consulting
  • Finance

There continues to be considerable demand for accountants, CFOs, and tax and management consultants.

You will be professionally prepared for these races. In terms of employers, you can choose from professional accounting, industry, financial services and public service practices, nationally and internationally.

Program structure

  • Financial accounting 1
  • Introductory accounting: planning and control 5
  • Introduction to microeconomics 5
  • Introduction to macroeconomics 5
  • Principles of commercial law in Ireland 5
  • Accounting math 1
  • Business analysis 1
  • Company 101
  • Critical thinking for business
  • Business 101
  • Intermediate French language skills 1
  • Intermediate French language skills 2
  • Intermediate German language skills 1
  • Intermediate German language skills 2
  • Psychology in organizations
  • The global business environment 5
  • Intermediate Spanish language skills 1
  • Intermediate Spanish language skills 2
  • Theory and practice of international accounting
  • Management accounting: cost systems
  • Management accounting: planning and control
  • Business and professional ethics
  • Quantitative methods for Acc. and End.
  • Investments and Corporate Financial Management
  • Foundations of company law
  • Business Information Systems
  • Audit principles and procedures
  • Intermediate French language skills 3
  • Intermediate French language skills 4
  • Intermediate German language skills 3
  • Intermediate German language skills 4
  • Introduction to marketing
  • Finance Mathematics: An Introduction
  • Head of Operations
  • Intermediate Spanish language skills 3
  • Intermediate Spanish language skills 4
  • Tax
  • Management accounting: decision making
  • Macroeconomic policy
  • Business strategy
  • Advanced International Financial Accounting
  • Fund Accounting
  • Business problems in accounting
  • Corporate Governance 5
  • Economic estimation and inference
  • International Finance
  • Financial theory
  • Econometrics and forecast
  • Risk management
  • International Economy
  • New Business Development Project
  • Urban and regional economy
  • Intermediate microeconomics 1
  • French language and contemporary society
  • German language and contemporary society
  • Introduction to human resource management
  • Advanced company law
  • Supply chain management
  • International services management
  • Project management
  • E-commerce
  • Advanced operational modeling for enterprises
  • Contemporary management
  • Intermediate Spanish language skills 6
  • Intermediate Spanish language skills 7
  • Uaneen – Contribution module
  • Uaneen non-contributory module

Admission requirements

  • As a general requirement, a Bachelor’s Degree / Baccalaureate Diploma / General Baccalaureate / Professional Degree from a recognized university with, minimum, is required a subject in mathematics.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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