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Qualification : BACHELOR OF BUSINESS STUDIES DEGREE

Award Type and NFQ level : UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (8)

CAO/PAC code : MH407

CAO Points : 400

Closing Date : 01 July 2018

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If you would like to pursue a career as a professional accountant and would like to obtain an understanding not only of financial and managerial accounting, but also how these fit into a business, this is the route for you.
 
Choose this degree if you are interested in:
  • Learning about key areas of management and accounting while preparing for a professional career as an accountant;
  • Gaining an excellent foundation in leadership and management of organisations, as well as financial analysis and the measurement of performance;
  • Studying business and accounting together so that you develop an excellent set of technical accounting skills, coupled with a thorough appreciation of the world of business and management;
  • Availing of exemptions (upon graduation) from CAP 1 examinations from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and equivalent examination papers from the ACCA, CIMA and CPA professional accounting bodies.

The Accounting Group were delighted with their success at the Irish Accountancy Awards 2017 being declared winners of the Excellence in Education and Training category.  The award recognises excellence in the delivery and development of knowledge and skills in the Accountancy Profession.

 

Accounting is taken jointly with Business for the 3 years of the programme. Some students may choose to take an internship year between 2nd and 3rd year (subject to availability), and graduate after 4th year.
 
 
Course Duration: 3 years (BBS) or 4 years (BBA)

While graduates are likely to be primarily focused on a professional accountancy qualification, this programme prepares students for a variety of careers in both the private and public sectors, and in many industries. Typical career options include  accountant in practice/industry, finance director, managing director, management consultant, liquidator/receiver, financial analyst, stockbroker, tax consultant, treasury consultant and teacher. Both the Business School and the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting offer a range of postgraduate courses including:
  • MA in Accounting (CAP2 exemptions)
  • MA in Finance
  • MSc in Strategy and Innovation
  • MSc IT - Enabled Innovation

 

This table displays the requirements for Leaving Certificate applicants.
Subject Required Ordinary Level Grade Higher Level Grade
Irish Yes O6 H7
English Yes O6 H7
Language No N/A N/A
Math Yes O4 H7
Science No N/A N/A

International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements

Mature Students

A mature student is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time degrees the mature age is 21. Admission is based on your application. Written assessment and/or interview. 
 
O4/H7 Leaving Certificate Mathematics or equivalent is required.
 
Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2018. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2018.
 
Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.

Mature student applicants who have a disability 

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for the written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 1 March 2018 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline. 

For further information on the supporting documentation required, as well as examination and other supports visit the Access Office website.

Additional Information

Leaving Certificate applicants are required to present (as a minimum): 2H5 & 4O6/H7, O6/H7 in Irish, English & O4/H7 Mathematics.
 
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Click here for details about 1st year optional Critical Skills courses and 2nd year optional Electives and degree pathways. 
 
HEAR and DARE
 
DARE: The Disability Access Route to Education is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.
 
HEAR: The Higher Education Access Route is a third level admissions scheme for school leavers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
 

 

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

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