Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Science in Accounting in Ireland

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science in Accounting(Accounting)
  • Major Subject: Accounting
  • Course Category: Degree Courses

Institutions Offering Bachelor of Science in Accounting

  • University College Cork University College Cork, Cork  
    Duration: 4 years.

    Teaching Mode: Full Time.

    Course Outline:
    The BSc Accounting is a distinctive broad business degree. It is unique in that it prepares students for a career in business and finance and for the pursuit of a professional accounting qualification, to further enhance career progression in business. Students have the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects including finance, law, management, economics, information systems, accounting, marketing and statistics.

    The programme is delivered by top-tier, friendly and supportive lecturers. Lecturers include experienced academics and professionals; who have worked in a variety of major accounting firms, financial institutions and leading industrial companies. Some lecturers also teach at professional accounting level for the main professional accounting bodies. They have PhDs and are research active in UCC. Lecturers also consult for industry and publish regularly in international journals that are pertinent to industry and practice.

    The programme boasts relatively small class sizes (approximately 70 students). This creates a student-friendly environment in which students benefit from high levels of guidance, support and peer networking, forming an excellent foundation for the development of life skills, critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.

    The degree is designed to produce high-quality graduates equipped with skills to succeed in a variety of diverse roles while also offering a fast track into a career as a professional accountant. The programme maximizes the exemptions from professional accounting body exams relative to other UCC undergraduate degrees (see Professional Accountancy Qualification below for more information).

    The majority of graduates go on to qualify as professional accountants and subsequently go on to pursue successful careers in diverse roles in a range of sectors. Careers include finance managers, business analysts, advisory, investment managers, risk management, business owners, teaching, as well as professional accountants. Recruitment of UCC accounting graduates remains exceptionally high among leading firms nationally and internationally.

    Each year, students complete 12 modules amounting to 60 credits, except for third year where students are on paid work placement for semester 2.

    During the programme students study modules from finance, law, IT, management, economics, accounting, auditing, governance, marketing, statistics and tax subjects.

    Year 1 Modules
    In year 1 students are given a thorough introduction to all business subjects which underpin the profession: finance, economics, IT, statistics, financial accounting and management accounting. AC1103 Financial Accounting Fundamentals; AC1104 Accounting for Partnerships and Companies; AC1107 Investment in Capital Assets; AC1108 Introduction to Valuation and Risk; AC1109 Management Accounting: Principles and Concepts; AC1115 Management Accounting: Cost & Control Systems; EC1202 Business Economics 1; EC1203 Business Economics 2; IS1106 Introduction to Information Systems; IS1107 Information Systems for the Networked Enterprise; ST1023 Introduction to Business Statistics; ST2200 Methods of Business Statistics

    Year 2 Modules
    In Year 2 students take a combination of compulsory and elective modules, allowing students to begin to specialise in fields that interest them. Compulsory modules further develop knowledge of financial accounting, management accounting and finance while also introducing students to law and taxation subjects.

    * Compulsory modules (40 credits) include International Financial Reporting; Consolidated Financial Statements and Reporting; Placement Plan; Introduction to Taxation; Data Analysis, Business Reporting & Process Automation; Corporate Financial Management; Introduction to the Legal System and Introduction to Business Law.

    * Elective modules (20 credits) are chosen from Business Microeconomics: Object-Oriented Business Modelling, Systems Analysis and Design: System Analysis and Systems Design: Systems Analysis and Systems Change: Introduction to Marketing: Introduction to Management and Organization: People and Organization: Data Analysis II: Introduction to Operations Research: Modelling and Systems for Decision Making.

    Year 3 Modules
    In Year 3 students will study in UCC for Semester 1, then complete a 6-month paid work placement (see Work Placement information below). Students build on their accounting and business knowledge. There is a focus on group work and teamwork and other soft skills in preparation for placement.

    * Compulsory modules: International Financial Reporting 2: Theory and Practice; Intermediate Management Accounting; Auditing; Multinational Finance; Cases in Corporate Finance; and Governance, Regulation and Control of Financial Organizations; Management Accounting: Data & Decision Making.

    Year 4 Modules
    In Year 4 students will have a large selection of elective modules to study. Module selection will be guided by their placement experience.

    * Compulsory modules (20 credits) include: Management Accounting: Planning and Control; Management Accounting: Data & Decision Making; Financial Information Analysis; Corporate Valuation.

    * Elective Modules (40 credits) are selected from Economics, Information Systems, Accounting, Law, Marketing and Management subjects.
  • Queen's University Belfast Queen's University Belfast, Belfast  
    Admission criteria
    (i) A level requirements
    -AAB + GCSE Mathematics grade B/6

    (ii) Irish leaving certificate requirements
    -H2H3H3H3H3H3 + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O3 in Mathematics

    (iii) Access Course
    -Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 75% + GCSE Mathematics grade B/6 or equivalent in Access Course.

    (iv)International Baccalaureate Diploma
    -34 points overall, including 6,6,5 at Higher Level + if not offered at Higher Level then Standard Level grade 5 in Mathematics or GCSE Mathematics grade B/6.

    (v)BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma
    -QCF BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3), with overall grades D*D*D + GCSE Mathematics grade B/6.

    -RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) at Level 3), with overall grades D*D*D + GCSE Mathematics grade B/6.

    (vi) Graduate
    -A minimum of a 2:1 Honours Degree + GCSE Mathematics grade B/6.

    English Language Requirements
    -An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent acceptable qualification, details of which are available at:

    -If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

    -Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
    -Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

    International Students - Foundation and International Year One Programmes
    INTO Queen's offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare international students for undergraduate study at Queen's University. You will learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre on campus, and will have full access to the University's world-class facilities.

    These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry.

    (i) Foundation
    -The INTO progression course suited to this programme is

    (ii) International Year One
    -The INTO progression course suited to this programme is

    Course duration: 3 years

    Mode of study: Full time
  • Technological University Dublin Technological University Dublin, Dublin  
    Duration: 3 years, 4 years

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