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Accounting & Finance - Tallaght

Lifelong Learning

This is an excellent Accounting and Finance course which offers maximum exemptions available to a Level 8 graduate from the examinations of professional accountancy bodies including Chartered Accountants Ireland and ACCA as well as exemptions from CIMA, Irish Institute of Tax and CPA.

Award Name Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)
NFQ Classification Major
Awarding Body Technological University Dublin
NFQ Level Level 8 NFQ
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ) Major Technological University Dublin Level 8 NFQ
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1 year

Mode of Study
Part Time

Method of Delivery

This course runs 3 evenings per week from 6pm to 10pm.

Entry Requirements

Advanced Entry Year 4
Applicants who wish to apply for advanced entry to Year 4 must provide evidence that they have met the learning outcomes for Years 1, 2 and 3 through previous study at level 6, 7, 8 or equivalent.

Note exemptions ordinarily available on this Level 8 cannot be guaranteed to advanced entry students as many of the exemption requirements will have accumulated through years 1 to 3.

Careers / Further progression

A career in Accounting & Finance can offer you a strategic role in the management and development of an organisation. The career opportunities are broad ranging, interesting and dynamic. A career in Accounting and Finance is considered financially attractive, recession proof and a passport to travel globally.

While many go on to work in practice or in core financial reporting roles, the majority of accountants work in industry, many as auditors, tax consultants and management consultants. Graduates of this course also enjoy rewarding careers in teaching, banking, finance and charities as well as public sector roles. Other graduates have pursued further post graduate education before taking up employment.

On successful completion you may progress to the professional examinations of ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA and ITI. Alternatively you may progress to a masters course in Accounting and Finance.

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Further information

Commencement Date September 2023


No Leaving certificate Accounting, Business or Economics subjects are required. We start at an introductory level and we prepare you for the more complex concepts you will meet at a later stage. As you progress through the course you build up credits and exemptions which are recognised nationally and internationally.

Should your circumstances change, you will have the flexibility to postpone your studies or continue your studies part time in the evening or exit the programme at Level 6 (Higher Certificate in Business & Accounting) or at Level 7 (Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance).

Professional Body Accreditation

If you are adding on from TU776 or TU102 then Graduates of the Level 8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance obtain full exemption from CA Proficiency 1 examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland; 9 exemptions from ACCA; 9 exemptions from CIMA; 10 exemptions from CPA; and Group 2 exemption for Part 1 of the Irish Taxation Institute. All exemptions are subject to performance in specific modules. Visit our website for full details on exemptions from these professional bodies.

If you are adding on from any other programme exemptions ordinarily available on this Level 8 cannot be guaranteed as many of the exemption requirements will have accumulated through years 1 to 3.

This course is designed in pillars with the core disciplinary pillars being: 'Financial Accounting and Reporting' which commences with Financial Accounting and builds to Advanced International Financial Reporting; 'Decision Making and Risk Analysis' consists of modules around Maths, Management Accounting and Auditing and Assurance; 'Economics and Finance’ commences with Economics and goes on to includes Investment and Financial Management and International Corporate Finance; and the final core disciplinary pillar is in ‘Law and Tax’. The quality of these pillars are proven through the courses impressive exemptions received from professional bodies.

These pillars are complimented by two further pillars in 'IT and Data Management' and 'Business Management & Communications'. Along with obtaining skills on accounting packages students have the opportunity to obtain Microsoft Professional Accreditation. The course is complimented with a Professional Communication & Work Place Preparation module. This provides the students with broader professional communication skills through detailed CV and ‘linked in’ preparation and simulated professional mock interviews.

This module is also supported by a series of guest speakers from the Professional bodies, firms and Industry including: CAI; ACCA; Grant Thornton; Crowe Horwath; BDO; Barden Recruitment;; Hayden Brown Chartered Accountants; Cooney Carey; ITI; CIMA; & CPA. The opportunities afforded to the students in meeting these guest speakers is very valuable in building their professional network and career opportunities.

School of Accounting, Economics & Finance
01 220 6475/6425

Department of Lifelong Learning
01 220 7432

Attendance Options:
Evening, Part time
Apply to:
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