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Accounting and Finance, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
Dublin Institute Of Technology's Accounting and Finance three year honours degree programme provides the ideal route to careers in professional accountancy, fund management, financial services, financial analysis, corporate finance and money markets.
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Overview

These sectors of the economy contribute significantly to national wealth creation and provide a range of challenging and rewarding careers which require integrity, analytical ability financial knowledge as well as key skills and competencies in team working, independent research and critical analysis.

This degree programme develops these abilities within all students by use of a variety of learning approaches which include case studies, presentations, group work and projects as well as the more formal lectures with tutorial support.

The Dublin Institute Of Technology's Accounting and Finance programme allows students in the second and third years of study to select modules from a range of relevant subjects thus facilitating students to specialise in their chosen areas. Full support and advice is provided throughout the programme from both academic staff and career advisors.

What is Accounting and Finance?

This programme provides an ideal route to a career in professional accountancy and to a training contract with an accounting practice. Graduates may also pursue careers in areas such as fund management, financial services, financial analysis, corporate finance and money markets.

NOTE: Students may opt to spend year 3 studying abroad. Students who avail of this opportunity will complete their degree over a four year period and will be awarded the BSc Accounting & Finance (International) qualification.

Career Opportunities

This Honours Degree programme is appropriate to those who wish to pursue careers as professionally qualified accountants. It confers significant exemptions from the examinations of the professional accountancy bodies. In addition, the programme provides an ideal entry qualification for a range of careers in financial services, the money markets and banking.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

What will I Study?

This Degree programme allows students to develop a thorough understanding of the fundamentals (both technical and theoretical) of accounting and finance and provides graduates with a sound foundation for further professional studies in these fields. Students’ capacity to engage in critical analysis, apply concepts to practice, engage in independent research, contribute to team work and communicate clearly are developed through the use of a wide range of learning and teaching approaches including problem solving, case studies, projects, preparation of academic papers, group work and formal lectures with tutorial support.

In allowing students to select modules from a range of subjects in the second and third/fourth years of their studies, the programme enables students to specialise in their chosen field.

Some students may choose to focus on accountancy related modules in order to secure the generous exemptions awarded by professional accountancy bodies (including Chartered Accountants Ireland and ACCA) to graduates of this programme. Other students, who are interested in pursuing a career in finance, may opt for modules from the programme’s comprehensive range of finance, econometrics and international finance modules. Students also have the option of studying a mix of accounting and finance modules.

Are there study abroad options?

Students may opt to spend year 3 studying abroad in locations such as the United States, Canada, Australia or Northern Europe, through English. Students who avail of this opportunity will complete their degree over a four year period and will be awarded the BSc Accounting & Finance (International) qualification.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in Irish
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Accounting
  • Business Finance
  • Communications and Professional Development
  • Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Managing the Organisation
  • Quantitative Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must apply through the CAO system. 
  • Applicants must have obtained a full award. A Component Certificate is not sufficient. 
  • The best 8 modules are used for ranking purposes for a reserved quota of places on a number of courses.
  • A major award may be accumulated over more than one academic year.  In such cases it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to QQI for a major award where courses are taken over more than one year.
  • Applicants presenting full QQI Level 5 awards will not be required to meet minimum entry requirements based on Leaving Certificate results. The QQI Level 5 award is accepted in its own right.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 819 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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