BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance

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Program Description

BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance

This course is a redevelopment of our existing Accounting, and Economics and Finance degrees to give students more flexibility and a broader range of career options. The course is subject to QQI validation.

About this Course

This accountancy and finance degree is about much more than just the numbers. It will give you the technical skills you need but also the ability to think critically and creatively to understand how an organisation can succeed. It features a blend of specialised accounting and finance subjects together with general business subjects. In the first year, you will study a broad range of accountancy, finance and business modules. In the second year you will choose either finance or accountancy streams and study modules based on these specialist streams.

The course will help you understand the relationships between finance and other business disciplines. You will develop a critical and methodical approach to problem-solving and decision making in a financial context and develop the ability to interpret and communicate financial and other information. The broader business viewpoint of the course will give you an excellent foundation in leadership and management and give you the broad perspective necessary for the modern interconnected business world.

Career Prospects

This degree will equip you for a career in accountancy, taxation, finance and related fields. NCI has particular expertise in this area and graduates have achieved excellent employment rates.As a graduate of this course you will:

  • Understand the theory and practice of accounting and finance.
  • Develop your skills and knowledge in all areas of business.
  • Be able to pursue a career in general management, accountancy, taxation or related fields.

Recent graduates from Accounting and Finance from NCI are employed as trainee accountants and tax advisors within the Big 4 and Top 10 Accountancy firms together with industry and financial services. Many are undertaking the professional accountancy exams and specific employers include Ernst & Young, Deloitte, BDO, Grant Thornton, JPA Brenson Lawlor, JP Morgan, Enterprise Rent a Car, Citi, BNY Mellon, Moore Stephens, Cornmarket and Daiwa.

Course Structure and Award

This undergraduate course is a three-year honours degree. The course is run over 6 semesters with continuous assessment held throughout the course and examinations at the end of each semester. On completion, you will receive a QQI BA (Honours) Degree in Accounting and Finance at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Who is the course for?

The course will appeal to students looking to move into the international world of accounting and finance. The course is for school leavers, mature students and graduates of QQI level 5/6 programmes who wish to embark on a course of full-time study.

Entry Requirements

Minimum entry requirements are a grade C3 or above in two Higher level subjects, together with a D3 (Higher or Ordinary level) in four subjects. A minimum of grade D3 (Higher or Ordinary level) must be obtained in English and Mathematics.

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