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BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance (Blended)

BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance (Blended)

Overview

Looking for a degree in Accounting and a positive work/life balance? Our blended Accounting and Finance programme is for you!

The BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance degree is delivered through the flexible blended learning study mode and is ideal for students interested either in a career in the accounting profession or who wish to develop the expertise to analyse business activities from a financial perspective.

Why Study Accounting and Finance at Griffith College?

This Accounting and Finance degree reflects the multiple requirements of today’s business and finance world, preparing you for a career in accounting, banking, stockbroking, currency trading, management, insurance or positions in the financial sector. Whether you want to change career or are studying accounting and finance, or are a school leaver, the BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance (Blended) is for you.

  • If you are interested in the application of numerical techniques and the interpretation and communication of financial information, this course is ideal.
  • Once completed, students will have the necessary skills to pursue a dynamic rewarding career in accounting and/or finance.
  • You can qualify for 9 ACCA exemptions, ACA CAP 1 exemptions and a number of CPA exemptions
  • You will receive lecturing from vastly experienced professionals from a wide range of industries.

Course Highlights

  • Suit your work / life balance, study in your own time at your own pace.
  • Dedicated e-learning tutor support and lecturer contact to ensure all your questions are answered.
  • Substantial exemptions from the Professional Accountancy Bodies available.
  • Option to switch to the part-time or blended BA (Hons) in Business Studies after Year 1. 

What can Blended Learning Students Expect?

Students can now fit their study around a busy schedule with the blended delivery mode. We have brought the classroom to you.

  • Blended learning consists of weekly video lectures, monthly live webinars and one Saturday class per month.
  • Students are recommended to commit at least 10 hours per week to ensure they receive the same experience as students attending other study modes. 
  • Exams are held in person in January and May each year with the full-time and part-time students.
  • Take part in our Access programme if you cannot commit to the required time per week. Take as few modules as you need to fit your schedule. Achieve your degree over a flexible duration.
Course details

The year one and two Finance/Accounting and Management modules act as a perfect introduction and development for the final year modules. 

Core Subjects
Year One
  • Business Management
  • Effective Learning and Development
  • Micro Economics
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business
  • Financial Accounting (linear)
  • Information Technology Skills
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Macro Economics
Year Two
  • Accounting Information for Managers
  • Company Law
  • Finance and Wealth Management
  • Professional Development
  • International Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting Systems and Analysis
  • Management Practice
  • Technology in Accounting and Finance
Year Three
  • International Corporate Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Professional Development Portfolio
  • Taxation 1
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Taxation 2
Year Three Electives - one must be chosen

Students choose one elective from the elective list below. Electives are delivered in semester one of the final year. Electives are offered subject to demand. 

1. Corporate Governance and Accountability

This module examines in detail the subject of Corporate Governance. The module assesses the importance of identifying, assessing, controlling and mitigating risk within the context of Corporate Governance.

2. Derivatives

The aims of the module are to develop an appreciation of the key features of major derivative instruments and the principles of derivatives pricing. Students develop a practical understanding of the possible uses of derivative instruments and the ability to apply that knowledge to explore how derivative instruments can be used in risk management.

3. Project Management

The module assesses the importance of identifying, assessing, controlling and managing projects in a business context. Students gain an appreciation of project management best practice and assess the relationship between project management, technology and strategy.

4. Valuation and Securities Management

This module provides students with an understanding of security analysis and valuation from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. It is designed to provide the tools required to analyse the performance of securities, value securities and assess returns on active investment strategies.

Timetables

Please note this is an indicative timetable only and is subject to change.

BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance (Blended) Indicative 1st Year Timetable

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language) and Maths.

English Language
If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.

How to Apply

All blended applicants must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website.

Applicants under 23 years

Applicants under 23 years on Jan 1st 2018 will be asked for a copy of their Leaving Certificate results / FETAC qualifications or equivalent and must meet the minimum entry requirements for the programme.

Applicants over 23 years

Applicants over 23 years on 1st January, 2018 will be asked for a copy of their passport.

Fees
Tuition Fees
Dublin

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

EUR 3,200.00

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.

Sponsorship

Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: [email protected]

2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

QQI Award Fee

Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.

Progression

Academic Progression

Upon successful completion of their honours degree course, graduates may wish to continue their studies with a postgraduate qualification in Griffith College or with one of the many third level institution in Ireland or abroad.

The Griffith College Graduate Business School offers a portfolio of programmes which may be of interest. The following programmes prepare graduates for the world of international business; at MSc and MBA levels, and in full and part-time modes

  • The MBA in International Business programme is divided into three stages, taking one year to complete full-time and approx. two years part-time.

  • The MSc programme is divided into three stages, taking one year to complete full-time and approx. two years part-time.

  • The MSc Accounting and Finance programme is divided into three stages, taking one year to complete full-time and approx. two years part-time.

Professional Accountancy Exemptions

Graduates of this programme may wish to pursue further studies they can gain substantial examination exemptions from the following professional accountancy bodies:

  • ACCA Fundamental exemptions

  • ACA CAP 1 exemptions

  • CPA Formation 1, Formation 2 and Professional 1 exemptions (subject to electives chosen).

Career Progression

The programme gives you an understanding of the business, legal, and social environments in which accountancy operates and enables you to be conversant in the technical languages and practices of the accounting sector in a market economy. These include measurement and disclosure in financial statements, managerial accounting, auditing, taxation and business law. While typical careers focus on the world of finance and accounting in particular, any aspect of the business arena is open to graduates. A significant advantage is the many exemptions from the professional exams for which graduates of the course are eligible. Students who do not wish to focus on a career as an accountant will find numerous opportunities in banking, stockbroking, currency trading, management, insurance or positions in the financial sector.

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