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BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance


Name of Institution: QQI
Award Level: Level 8
Course Type: Undergraduate
Course Length: 3 years


The BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance prepares students for a career in Accounting and Finance. The programme provides a comprehensive education in the quantitative and analytical skills required in the business and in a range of accounting practices. The role of the accountant is placed within the broader business context that is delivered through a range of business relevant electives.

Both Accounting and Finance are core components of insuring the success of any business entity. Our degree programme provides each student with an in-depth knowledge of the area of accounting and finance as well as the practical skills, both of which are essential in the rapidly changing and highly competitive world of business. This in turn then creates a number of opportunities for advancement within a whole range of organisations.

The programme builds on long established and well recognised core competencies within Independent College Dublin in the delivery of and highest quality accounting and finance tuition.

In addition, the importance of new and emerging technologies is recognised and incorporated into programme content throughout its three stages.

Another important dimension of the programme is the International one. With growing internationalisation within business, it is essential that best practice internationally is recognised and incorporated in an appropriate way into degree programmes such as this.

Course Outline

Stage One:  

Business Law 

Introduction to Financial Accounting


Introduction to ICT

Applied ICT for Accounting and Finance

Introduction to Finance

Business organisation and Management

Principles of Marketing

Stage Two:

Corporate Finance

Advanced Financial Accounting

Management Accounting

Business Management and Databases

Human Resource Management

Business Research and Statistics


Stage Three:

Performance Management

Audit and Assurance

Finacial Reporting

Business Strategy

Business Project

International Financial Management


English language requirements:

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you will be able to study at degree level English. You will be required to show that your use of English is equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550/213

Start Date

Course Start Date: September 2019

Course Duration: Three years (Full Time) academic year September to May

Awarding Body: QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland)

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