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Course Details

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance

Course code: BN414 Entry Route into programme:
  • Appropriate Bachelor of Business
Duration: 1 year
NFQ level: 8
Method of application: CAO
Schedule: Full time
Award title: Bachelor of Business (Honours)
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body: ITB  

Minimum Entry Requirements

Holders of an appropriate Ordinary Bachelor Degree in Business (NFQ Level 7) should apply to CAO in the year for which admission is sought. Entry is subject to normal entry requirements.

Exemptions by Professional Bodies

Graduates are granted generous exemptions from the examinations of professional accountancy bodies.

Current exemptions include:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants (ACA): Full exemption from CAP 1 examination for 2.2 Honours graduates. Based on students obtaining 50 % or more in examinations of relevant subjects.
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA): Exemption from F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, and F9 at fundamental level.
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA): Exemption from C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, F1, E1, P2, F2, E2
  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (ICPAI): Formation Levels: Full exemption; Professional Level 1: Auditing, Managerial Finance. Based on students obtaining 50% or more in examinations of relevant subjects.
  • Irish Tax Insitutute (AITI): exemption from Accounting and Law Part 1


All exemptions awarded are subject to annual review and revision by the various professional bodies and are based on students achieving clear passes in completion of specific modules.

Course Content

Year 4
Semester 1
  • International Accounting Standards
  • Company Law
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Personal Finance
  • Business Ethics

Electives :

  • Project Management or Capital Acquisitions & Capital Gains Tax or German for Business 4a or French for Business 4a or Spanish for Business 4a or Work Placement

One elective must be selected

Semester 2
  • Group & Company Accounting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Management 2
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Electives :

  • Global Marketing or Process Analysis or Advanced Taxation or German for Business 4b or French for Business 4b or Spanish for Business 4b or Supply Chain Management

One elective must be selected


Note : The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.


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What our students say...

Emma ITBDublin

" The Accounting degree didn’t exist when I studied at ITB, but there was a significant element of accountancy in my Business degree which I enjoyed and I feel this is what made my decision for choosing the career I did. In my time in ITB, I was always closely involved with the Students’ Union and was the Union Vice President . I think it is really important to get involved with the Students’ Union as it makes your college years more fulfilled. It is also a great way of meeting new people/ making new friends that are outside your course ."

Emma Dawson ,
Bachelor of Business (Honours) Graduate - Accountant , Crowleys DFK

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