BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance

Course Points
304
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
60 Places

Course Summary

This course provides you with an interesting and challenging opportunity to gain a broad education through the study of accounting and related disciplines. The programme will give you a sound basis for future employment in Accountancy, Financial Services and Business.

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Accounting & Finance provides you with an interesting and challenging opportunity to gain a broad education through the study of accounting and related disciplines. The programme will give you a sound basis for future employment in Accountancy, Financial Services and Business, and will give you the option of further study in accounting and related areas - including the M.A. in Accounting at DkIT (DK910).

Graduates of this course are eligible for career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Professional Accountant (on Qualification)
  • Financial Services including Fund Management
  • Insurance
  • Banking and Building Societies
  • Work with Insurance Companies
  • Building Societies
  • Financial functions in industry, commerce, private & public sector
  • Small Business Management
  • Secondary Teaching (Postgraduate Diploma in Education required, plus teaching council registration - please check teaching application process and the Teaching Council requirements here)
  • MA in Accounting
  • Postgraduate and professional studies
  • The BA (Honours) in Accounting and Finance is recognised internationally and the following exemptions are currently granted.

Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate including:

  • At least two H5 Grades
  • AND Mathematics Grade O6 or H7
  • AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7
  • PLUS Minimum Points Score of 300.

Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 6 different subjects which must include: 

  • Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better
  • Two subjects at either:
        • ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction).
        • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma) (Grade Merit or Distinction)
        • OR BTEC National Level 3 Diploma (Grade min: MM)
        • OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Diploma (Grade min: MM)
        • OR BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma (Grade min: MMP)
  • The remaining subjects must be different from that presented above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at:
        • GCSE (Grade A* - C)
        • AND/OR AS Level’ (Grades A - E)
        • AND/OR A-level’ (Grades A* - E)
        • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E)
        • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
        • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
  • And a minimum score of 300 points

Shane Hill (Department of Management & Financial Studies)
Phone: +353 42 9370254
Email: shane.hill@dkit.ie

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 About this Programme
  • 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)

Extra Things to Note: Students who have passed Year One of this course may be considered for transfer to Year Two of Level 8 Business (DK816). This is subject to an interview and places being available. Entry requirements for Year One still applies for transfer into Year Two.

Course ID DK810
Level 8
Duration 3 Years
Points 304
Places 60
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Management and Financial Studies
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK810.

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Northern Ireland & UK

Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
applying to DkIT from Northern Ireland or the UK.