BA (with Honors) in Accounting and Finance

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Starting dates: September / February

  • Duration: 3 years

  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 6,500 / year

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The BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance prepares students for a career in Accounting and Finance. The program provides a comprehensive education in the quantitative and analytical skills required in business and in a variety of accounting practices. The accountant’s role falls within the broader business context delivered through a variety of business-relevant electives.

The program builds on well-established and recognized core competencies within the Independent College Dublin in delivering the highest quality accounting and finance tuition.

In addition, the importance of new and emerging technologies is recognized and incorporated into the content of the program in its three stages.

Independent College Dublin has a history of offering degree programs that attract students and produce graduates that are tailored to the needs of the employer. The accounting and finance program review has provided an opportunity to ensure that the program achieves its objectives and equally to ensure that those objectives are matched to the needs of stakeholders within a very challenging business and business environment.

Following the review process, the overall objectives of the Bachelor (Honors) in Accounting and Finance were reviewed as follows:

  1. Provide students with knowledge and understanding of the fundamental theories, concepts, and methods of accounting and finance and the interrelationships between accounting and finance and other broader business functions.
  2. To equip students with the ability to prepare a series of standard financial statements for use by management in a business environment and to interpret the business implications of such information.
  3. Create an environment in which students can work effectively in teams and independently, to critically evaluate, think creatively, and communicate effectively regarding issues in various areas of accounting and finance. </ li>
  4. Provide links with accounting and financial bodies to maximize opportunities for participation and optimize professional development for students.
  5. Facilitate the student’s development of a variety of transferable skills that are directly complementary and relevant to the workplace.
  6. Provide students with the knowledge and foundation to continue studying successfully in professional or graduate programs.

Program learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to:

-Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of accounting and financial concepts and techniques, including current reporting standards and a variety of contemporary topics.

-Apply knowledge and professional competence in the preparation of accounting and financial information for internal and external reports, and interpret the meaning and relevance of that information.

-Analyze contemporary theories and practices on financial management, risk and the functioning of the accounting and financial function.

-Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of internal control problems in companies and the effects of the regulatory environment on financial information.

-Evaluate the ethical responsibilities of accounting, financial and related professionals, identify possible ethical dilemmas that may arise and evaluate possible solution approaches.

-Creating, evaluating and evaluating options that allow effective problem solving and decision-making, making use of appropriate qualitative, quantitative and ICT techniques and skills.

-Display a variety of personal and interpersonal skills, including the ability for continuous learning, independent inquiry, effective communication, meeting deadlines, and successful teamwork.

-Demonstrate a level of academic and professional ability that supports progression to academic programs and / or additional professional studies for relevant professional exams.

Career options

On recruitment sites, agencies, and website-based recruitment sites, there are numerous job opportunities in the following areas:

  • Small and medium-sized companies.
  • The Public Sector.
  • Digital marketing agencies.
  • Major technical marketing centers based in Ireland.

Previous graduates of a program at Independent College Dublin have worked in the following companies:

  • Oracle.
  • Digg.
  • Air BnB.
  • Google.
  • PWC Group.
  • In the Company of Huskies.
  • Procter and Gamble.
  • Fidelity Investments.
  • IBM.

Independent College Dublin has recently hired a Career and Student Experience Officer to offer robust assessment processes and feedback tools to assist in individual training sessions on behavioral competencies and career matching. This is complemented by visiting professional mentors and professional trainers who have been involved in recent years in our existing programs to facilitate student engagement with the industry. To date, significant emphasis has been placed on developing interpersonal communication and trust and the skills to communicate the value of students to an employer.

Program structure

Semester 1:

  • Information systems in companies
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Marketing Insights
  • Global organizations and human resource management
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Learning to learn

Se master 2:

  • Introduction to statistics and data analysis
  • Financial accounting
  • Marketing tools and analysis
  • Organizational behavior
  • Leadership management
  • Legal problems in business

Semester 1:

  • Management
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Income tax
  • Legal problems in corporate entities, management and regulation

Semester 2:

  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Accounting: Implementation Issues
  • Financial risk management
  • Corporate tax
  • Legal problems in corporate financing and associated processes
  • Corporate governance and accountability

Semester 1:

  • Applied project 1
  • International financial information: frameworks and standards
  • Indirect taxes
  • Audit and assurance frameworks
  • Performance Management Accounting
  • Strategic Financial Management

Semester 2:

  • Applied project 2
  • International financial information: advanced standards and consolidations
  • Taxes on capital gains and taxes on capital acquisitions
  • Audit and assurance reports
  • Advanced performance management
  • International financial management

Admission requirements

Students are required to achieve a minimum of Grade H5 at a higher level in two subjects and four O6 in ordinary level subjects (to include Mathematics and one language).

English language level equivalent to 6.0 IELTS or equivalent score for students where English is not the applicant’s native language

International students interested in enrolling in this program must provide the following information to the College:
+ Copy of the transcript of the results of the previous business course with ECTS credits
+ Complete the Independent College Dublin application form
+ Copy of the applicant’s passport
+ Copy of GNIB card if already resident in Ireland
+ Copies of any other previous academic qualification
+ Copy of English Certificate – IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent test is required

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