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BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance

Equipping you with the confidence and skills to become a leading professional in Accounting and Finance.
242 Points

CAO Code


Start Date

September 2024

Course Capacity



3 Years

Work Placement


NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Business, Management & Marketing

Course Type


Study Mode



On Campus

Course Overview

The course provides a comprehensive introduction to accounting, progressing to cover more complex theoretical and practical accounting studies. The course explores a variety of other topics, including business, law, taxation, auditing, professional management, economics, corporate finance, microeconomics and macroeconomics, marketing, human resources management, and communications.

For those students that choose the accounting career pathway, it is important to note that the course has exceptional exemptions from examinations of professional accounting bodies. The re-accreditation by the ACCA, a global body for professional accountants, comes with exemptions for up to nine papers - the maximum available for any undergraduate degree.

What makes this course different


Excellent Career Opportunities

93% of graduates in employment or further study after 6 months of graduating (85% in employment, 8% further study) - (DkIT/HEA Graduate Survey)


9 Professional Accounting Examination Exemptions

This degree gives you the most (of any course in Ireland) ACCA professional accounting examination exemptions available after graduation. This means fewer professional examinations for you as you start your career

Understanding the Industry

Accountancy and finance are two interconnected disciplines that form the backbone of modern business and economic systems. Accounting informs all areas of business, from strategy to outsourcing and operational planning to environmental policies. It involves processes such as bookkeeping, financial statement preparation, auditing, and tax planning. Finance focuses on the management of money, investments, and financial resources. It involves assessing risks, making financial decisions, raising capital, and analysing the performance of businesses.

Career Opportunities

Future Careers:

  • Accountant
  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Payroll Manager
  • Management Accountant
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Chartered Accountant

In these areas:

  • Accountancy Firms
  • SMEs
  • Fintech
  • The Revenue Commissioners

Course Delivery and Modules

  • Year 1

    • Marketing
    • Microeconomics
    • Management
    • Quantitative Techniques
    • Foundation Accounting | Macroeconomics
    • Human Resource Management
    • Operations Management


    • Introduction to Business Computing
    • English
    • Communication Skills for the Workplace
  • Year 2

    • Technology & Information Management
    • Organisation Behaviour
    • Business Law
    • Managerial Economics
    • Cost and Management Accounting
    • Financial Accounting
    • Research & Writing Skills
    • Company Law
    • Public Finance
  • Year 3

    • Business Planning
    • Taxation
    • Management Accounting
    • Strategic Financial Management
    • Corporate Reporting and Accountability
    • Business Strategy
    • Performance Management


    • Auditing
    • Financial Services

Professional Accreditations

Graduates gain exemptions through accreditations with the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), Certified Public Accountants Ireland (CPA Ireland) and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA -CIMA).

The nine exemptions available from the ACCA are the maximum available for undergraduate degrees in Ireland.

Exemptions (Indicative)

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA): F1 Accountant in Business, F2 Management Accounting, F3 Financial Accounting, F4 Corporate and Business Law, F5 Performance Management, F6 Taxation, F7 Financial Reporting, F8 Audit and Assurance, F9 Financial Management. (* To gain the Audit & Internal Review exemption graduates must take Auditing in award year).
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI): CA Proficiency 1: Paper 1 Finance, Paper 2 Management Accounting, Paper 3 Financial Accounting, Paper 4 Taxation, Law for Accountants.
  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA): F1 Economics & Business Environment, F1 Business Laws, F1 Business Maths & Quantitative Methods, F2 Financial Accounting, F2 Management Accounting, F2 Taxation, F2 Information Systems, P1 Corporate Reporting, P1 Managerial Finance, P1 Auditing (Students must have taken Auditing Year 3 Semesters 1 and 2).
  • DKIT

Fees and Funding

Please find information on fees and funding here:

Entry Requirements

Recent CAO Points

2023 CAO Round 1 Points


How To Apply

Apply on CAO

All standard entry first-year applicants must apply for entry through the CAO. See Important application dates for CAO and information for specific applicant types below:

CAO Code: DK810
Apply on CAO

Advanced Entry & Transfer Applications

Advanced Entry is for applicants who have previous educational achievements and/or work experience and want to be considered for direct entry into year  2, 3, or 4 of a course. This includes students looking to transfer to DkIT from another Higher Education provider.

Closing Date: 6th June
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International Application (non-EU)

International Applicants (not from or living in the EU) can apply through an agent or directly to DkIT to study this course.

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance please ask it below and we will get back to you.

Shane Hill

Department of Management & Financial Studies


Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).