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Course Details

Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance

Course code: BN307 Entry Route into programme:
  • Appropriate Higher Certificate in Business


Duration: 1 year
NFQ level: 7
Method of application: CAO
Schedule: Full time
Award title: Bachelor of Business
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 7
Awarding Body:                          Technological University Dublin Transfer and Progression :   BN414 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance

Minimum Entry Requirements

Holders of an appropriate Higher Certificate in Business should apply to the CAO in the year for which admission is sought. Entry is subject to normal entry requirements.


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

  • Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI): Full exemption from CAP 1 examination for 2.2 Honours graduates with a clear pass without compensation
    in all subjects. 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 BA1, BA2, BA3, BA4, P1, F1, E1, P2 and F2.
  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (ICPAI): Formation Levels: Full exemption; Professional Level 1: Auditing, Managerial Finance and Corporate Reporting. Based on students obtaining 50% or more in examinations of relevant subjects.
  • Irish Tax Institute (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 3
Semester 5
  • Financial Accounting : Preparation & Interpretation of Accounts & Accounting Regulation
  • Management Accounting : Cost Accumulation, Planning & Control
  • Financial Management 1
  • Income Tax
  • Introduction to Auditing

Electives :

Business Systems Analysis or Operations Management or German for Business 3a or French for Business 3a or Spanish for Business 3a

One elective must be selected

Semester 6
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting: Decision making & Performance Measurement
  • Income Tax & Corporation Tax
  • Intermediate Auditing
  • Computerised Accounting

Electives :

  • Databases for Businesses or German for Business 3b or French for Business 3b or Spanish for Business 3b

One elective must be selected

One Elective must be selected each semester

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...

"What attracts me to this course is an opportunity to work in a wide range of organisations : industry, practice, public and financial sector. The course offers a wide range of subjects which gives you a solid knowledge and it will prepare you for your future career. The size of the class group is relatively small, so students have a greater level of contact with their lecturers. The course is challenging but rewarding. I would advise this course to anybody who has an interest in Accounting & Finance. As for myself, I received the Student of the Year Award based on academic performance."                     Zorica Dragovic
Accounting and Finance

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