BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance

Course Points
306
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 course will give you a sound basis for future employment in Accountancy, Financial Services and Business.

The course provides a comprehensive introduction to accounting basics and will progress to cover more complex theoretical and practical accounting studies. The course will explore a variety of other topics, including business, law, IT, taxation, auditing, professional ethics, economics, corporate finance, investments, psychology, marketing, HR, management, and communications.

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Marketing
  • Microeconomics
  • Management
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Foundation Accounting
  • Electives: Introduction to Business Computing // English 1

Semester 2

  • Macroeconomics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Foundation Accounting
  • Electives: Communication Skills for the Workplace // English 2

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Technology & Information Management 1
  • Organisation Behaviour
  • Business Law
  • Managerial Economics
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting

Semester 2

  • Technology & Information Management 2
  • Research & Writing Skills
  • Company Law
  • Public Finance
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Business Planning
  • Taxation 1
  • Management Accounting
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Corporate Reporting and Accountability
  • Electives: Auditing 1 // Financial Services 1

Semester 2

  • Business Strategy
  • Performance Management
  • Taxation 2
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Corporate Reporting & Accountability
  • Electives: Tax 2 // Auditing 2

* All module titles are subject to change and are for indicative purposes only. The provision of electives each year is subject to numbers enrolling on each elective and available resources.

Successful graduates of this course are generally rewarded with a range of excellent career opportunities. Important strengths of this course include small learning groups and a highly experienced and approachable lecturing team. Many of our past graduates are at the very top of both the Accountancy profession and Irish business.

The majority of programme graduates choose Accountancy as a career. Accountancy is a profession which is in demand regardless of whether the economy is in a boom or a recession. For those students that choose this career pathway, it is important to note that the course has generous exemptions from examinations of professional accounting bodies. For more information, please visit www.dkit.ie

The remaining students who choose not to pursue Accountancy have other exciting career opportunities. They have a high-quality degree in business with good numerical skills which can lead to further studies and/or a career in areas such as IT, Taxation, Human Resources, Marketing Management, Operations Management and Financial Services.

  • 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
→ AND 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
  • 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 306
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.