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Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance

CAO code: BN114 Entry Route into programme:
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Mature grounds
  • Special circumstances
  • QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates


Duration: 4 years
NFQ level: 8
Method of application: CAO
2018 Points: 270
Award title: Bachelor of Business (Honours)
Credits for Full Award: 240 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body:                           Technological University Dublin  

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate applicants will require a H5 in any two higher level subjects and a 06/H7 in four other subjects, these subjects must include Maths and English or Irish.

Foundation level mathematics will meet the minimum entry requirement where a grade F2 or higher is achieved.

Mature students may be admitted without meeting these formal requirements.

Minimum entry requirements for QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates, see


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 1
Semester 1
  • Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Economics : Micro Economics
  • Skills for Success in Higher Education
  • Exploring Modern Enterprises
  • Business Mathematics & Statistics 1


Electives :

  • French PLC 1a
  • French Ab Initio 1a
  • Spanish - Ab Initio 1a
  • Spanish PLC 1a
  • German - Ab Initio 1a
  • German PLC 1a
  • Irish Culture and Society


One elective must be selected. The same language elective option must be selected in semester 2 as that of semester 1.

Semester 2
  • Fundamentals of Economics: Macro Economics
  • Leading Modern Enterprises
  • Business Mathematics & Statistics 2
  • Business Information Systems



  • French PLC 1b
  • French Ab Initio 1b
  • Spanish – Ab Initio 1b
  • Spanish – PLC 1 b
  • German – Ab Initio 1b
  • German PLC 1b
  • Applied Media Studies in Business

One elective must be selected. The same language elective option must be selected in semester 2 as that of semester 1.

Year 2
Semester 3
  • Introduction to Management & Cost Accounting
  • Human Resource Management 1
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Law


Electives :

  • French for Business 2a
  • Spanish for Business 2a
  • German for Business 2a
  • European Studies


One elective must be selected

Semester 4
  • Financial Accounting
  • Information Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Human Resource Management 2


Electives :

  • French for Business 2b
  • Spanish for Business 2b
  • German for Business 2b
  • Sustainable Business Practice


One elective must be selected

Year 3
Semester 5
  • Financial Accounting : Preparation & Interpretation of Accounts & Accounting Regulation
  • Management Accounting : Cost Accumulation, Planning & Control
  • Financial Management 1
  • Income Tax and VAT
  • Introduction to Auditing


Electives :

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


One elective must be selected

Year 4
Semester 7
  • International Accounting Standards
  • Company Law
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Personal Finance
  • Business Ethics


Electives :

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


One elective must be selected

Semester 8
  • Group & Company Accounting
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Management 2
  • Corporate Social Responsibilityy


Electives :

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


Two electives 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...

"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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