Griffith College

BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance

BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance

BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance

The programme gives you an understanding of the legal, business and social environments in which accountancy operates and enables you to be conversant in the technical languages.

Cork: Full-Time
Dublin: Full-Time, Part-Time
Limerick: Part-Time
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Validated by: QQI
QQI Level: 8
Course Level:Undergraduate, Study Abroad
Duration: 3 years Full time, 3 years Part time.
Overview

Business Courses at Griffith College

The hallmark of a Griffith business education remains the development of innovative, globally orientated business professionals who are able to integrate theory and practice. The Faculty provides numerous programmes to students from Ireland and around the world at all stages in their professional lives. These programmes equip students with not only the knowledge but also the capabilities required for success in the global marketplace. GCD undergraduate business degrees provide a solid foundation for careers in accounting, marketing, general management, finance and hospitality.

About the course

The BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance degree 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. If you are interested in the application of numerical techniques and the interpretation and communication of financial information, this course is ideal. It explores the theory and practical application of accounting and finance, and will give you a thorough grounding in the key business disciplines. Once completed you will have all the necessary skills to pursue a dynamic and rewarding career in accounting and finance.

 

This Accounting and Finance programme provides the learner with the computational, analytical and management skills required for a dynamic career in business. Whether you want to be an accountant, financial analyst or indeed, start your own business, then this is the programme for you. As with the BA (Hons) in Business Studies, the College designed this degree programme with the help and considerable expertise of its full-time and external lecturing staff, as well as a wide range of people in industry. As a result, the programme reflects the multiple requirements of today’s business and finance world.

Other opportunities

Students who do not wish to focus on a career as an accountant will find numerous opportunities in banking, stock broking, currency trading, management, insurance or positions in the financial sector.  So, whether you want to be an accountant, financial analyst or indeed, start your own business then this is the programme for you. 

Part Time Student Information

Are you considering returning to education? Do you want to upskill or change career direction? See below some useful information on studying this course part time:

  • Classes: are held in the evening time, normally 2 evenings per week in 1st year, 3 evenings per week in 2nd year and 3 – 4* evenings per week in 3rd year from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. *Your 3rd year schedule will depend on which electives you choose in your final year.
  • Exams: Part time and full time students sit exams together in January and May each year. You will be expected to book time off work to attend your exams as these take place during the day.
  • Location: Part time classes for the BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance are held in our City Centre Campus; Scotch House, 4th Floor, 6-7 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.
  • Parking: Free parking is available to all students at our Main Campus on South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Those attending classes in our City Centre location can utilise the Tara Street Car Park at an Evening Rate of €3.
  • Fees: Please visit the Fees tab on this page to view information on Fees, Sponsorship and our Direct Debit Scheme.

 

THE BEST BITS OF GRIFFITH BUSINESS

ACCA exemptions:
Graduates of the Honours Business Programmes at Griffith obtain excellent exemptions from the ACCA.  Those who complete the BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance programme may qualify for 9 exemptions while those from the BA(Hons) in Business programme may qualify for up to 5 exemptions.

Programmatic reviews:
Griffith College business courses undergo rigorous programmatic reviews to ensure pragmatic and relevant business tuition.

Progression paths :
Transfer and progression opportunities are available across all programmes within the faculty from Level 6 to Level 8. On successful completion of a level 8 programmes students have the opportunity to progress on to post graduate level.

Personal attention :
Personal attention provided along with an excellent student/lecturer ratio.

Tax relief:
Griffith College students can avail of tax relief on all QQI validated undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. For more information visit www.revenue.ie

BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance
Structure

Please Note: Our courses are currently undergoing Programmatic Review by our validating body QQI, this may mean some of the modules outlined below may change for the September 2015 term. 

The programme gives you an understanding of the legal, business 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.

*Electives -Year 3 One to be chosen

Year 1 Core Subjects
Semester other
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 2 Core Subjects
Semester other
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 3 Core Subjects
Semester other
International Corporate Reporting
Performance Management
Professional Development Portfolio
Taxation 1
ELECTIVE*
Audit and Assurance
Corporate Finance
Strategic Mangement
Taxation 2
Electives
Year 3 Electives
Semester other
Corporate Governance and Accountability
Derivatives
Project Management
Valuation and Securities Management
Entry Requirements
General Requirements
BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance

2 C3s (Hons) & 4 D3s (Ord) to include a Language (English, Irish or other language) and Maths.
Mature Students
If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form. A member of the College’s admissions team will be in touch to discuss your course entry requirements.

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

CAO Points Cork: 
AQA
CAO Points Dublin: 
255
CAO Points Limerick: 
270
Fees
  • Please note that a Registration Fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.
  • The tuition fees quoted below are tuition fees for Year 1 of the course only.

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 by:

Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Or Email[email protected]

Campus: 
Dublin
Study Mode: 
Full Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 4850
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 5950
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 9000
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 9000
Campus: 
Dublin
Study Mode: 
Part Time
Fee: 
EUR 2800
Campus: 
Limerick
Study Mode: 
Full Time Year 1
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 3,500.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 3,500.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 6,500.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 6,500.00
Campus: 
Cork
Study Mode: 
Full Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 4,000
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 5,000
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 6,500
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 6,500
How to Apply

Study Mode: Full-Time

  • Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2015 must apply through the CAO system www.cao.ie. Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2015 applications.
  • Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January, 2015 must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website homepage https://www.griffith.ie/apply-online . Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport and applications should be made before the 21st September 2015.

Study Mode: Part-Time

All part-time applicants must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website homepage https://www.griffith.ie/apply-online.

  • Applicants under 23 years on Jan 1st 2015 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 on 1st January, 2015 will be asked for a copy of their passport and applications should be made before the 21st September 2015. 

 

Progression
Academic Progression: 

Graduates who see an opportunity to make themselves more attractive to employers may want to consider the Masters programme in business. The Griffith College Graduate Business School offers a portfolio of programmes in International Business Management, each of which provides a route to the award of MBA.

The following programmes prepare graduates for the world of international business; at MSc and MBA levels, and in full and part-time modes 
-   Tripartite Programme - an outstanding opportunity to study a Masters programme in three European cities; Dublin, Berlin and Paris, and receive TWO masters in International Business. 
-   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.

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

Career Progression: 

Careers

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.

Accounting and Finance Students

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