Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Financial Management

GMIT Castlebar Campus


The programme provides students with a specialised education in accounting and financial management. It is a preparation for employment and a career in accounting and financial management in a range of organisations. It serves as a basis for further academic and professional education and aims to produce capable, adaptable, resilient, and self-confident graduates with a capacity for independent thought and judgement.

Programme Modules


Programme modules may include the following:

Statistics, Marketing; Communications, PC Applications, Accounting, Business Mathematics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Law, Management, Business Information Systems, Social & Organisational Psychology, Personnel Management, Business Research, Financial Reporting Environment, Operations Management, Small Business Management, Management Information Systems, Decision Making & Quantitative Analysis, and Organisational Behaviour.

Career Opportunities


The degree will serve as a preparation for a wide range of career choices in the field of accounting and finance: private practice, industry, commerce, banking, financial services, the commercial services sector and the voluntary and the government sectors.

Follow-on Studies


Students may progress to Bachelor of Business (Honours) Degree programmes at this or other institutes and at universities in Ireland and elsewhere.

Other Essential Information


Exemptions are available from professional bodies including:

  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA)
  • Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI)
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
  • Institute of Accounting Technicians in Ireland (IATI)
  • Institute of Bankers in Ireland

Entry Requirements


Pass (Grade D3 or better) in five (5) Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics and English or Irish with a minimum of 140 points.

Also available through ACCS mode.

Program taught in:
  • English

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