- Potentially pursue a career as a professional accountant with this degree.
- Learn how to compile, analyse, interpret and communicate essential information about the operations of a business – whether that business be a small firm, a publicly traded corporation or an NGO (non-governmental organisation).
- Study technical accounting skills, financial analysis and the measurement of performance in business.
Why choose this degree?
- To become a professional accountant, you need to successfully complete three levels of professional exams as well as on-thejob training. If you successfully complete the BA Accounting and Finance, you will be exempt from the first level of these professional examinations (CAP1 examinations Chartered Accountants Ireland and equivalent examinations from ACCA, CIMA and CPA professional accounting bodies).
- If you complete the Masters in Accounting at Maynooth, you will be exempt from the second level of these examinations. You will then only have to take one level of professional exams and complete on-the-job training to qualify as an accountant.
- You also have the option of taking a four year degree with a work placement or study year abroad, thus combining what you learn in university with insights into industry or another culture.
Accounting is the major element of your degree, studied with Finance and Economics.
22.5 credits of Accounting, 15 credits of Economics, 7.5 credits of Mathematical Studies and 7.5 credits of Critical Skills. Continue with 7.5 credits of Critical Skills or continue with 7.5 credits of Mathematical Studies in the 2nd semester
2nd and Final year
- You study Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Taxation, Finance, Law and the parts of Economics important to Finance.
- Some students may choose to complete a work placement between 2nd and 3rd year, and graduate after 4th year
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International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements
Mature student applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any required written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2021 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
01 February 2021
The application process depends on the type of applicant you are. Click here for all information about how to apply.
Categories of applicant:
- School-leavers (Leaving Certificate students)
- Mature students (23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University/part-time degrees the mature age is 21)
- EU/EFTA/UK students
- International students (outside the EU)
- QQI (Further Education) students
- Transferring students
- Deferring students