BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance - Part-time

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Structure
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fees
  • Next Steps

Overview

Evening Degree Accounting and Finance  

Successful completion of this degree gives substantial exemptions from professional accountancy examinations such as ACCA.

The BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance degree programme is designed to prepare students for a career in the accounting and finance function in business. It features a blend of specialised accounting and finance subjects together with general business subjects. It aims to develop an awareness of the international relationships between finance and other business disciplines, to develop a critical and methodical approach to problem solving and decision making in a financial context and to develop the ability to interpret and communicate financial and other information.

Aims & Objectives

On graduation from this programme students should have the ability to: 

  • Display an excellent understanding of the theory and techniques used by professional accountants and financial managers. 

  • Practice the analytical skills, theoretical knowledge and management techniques required in a wide variety of accounting and business related careers. 

  • Apply financial models and techniques to business decision-making problems at both operational and strategic environment level. 

  • Display and use transferable skills in a variety of business contexts.

  • Proceed in a highly competent manner to further postgraduate or professional studies in the areas of accounting and finance.

Course Content

The BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance programme comprises of 3 levels.  Students should complete this course in 4 years part-time.  Students attend lectures 2 evenings per week on average This programme has the following content:

 Stage 1

​Stage 2

​Stage 3

Core Modules

Economic Perspectives

IT Essentials

Business for Accounting ​with Law

Maths and Statistics for Finance

Accounting

Learning to Learn

Communication for Personal Success

Core Modules

Employability Skills

Innovation

Management

Financial Management

Financial Accounting

Cost Management

Business and Company Law

 

Core Modules

Employability in Action

Lifelong Learning

Performance Management

Financial Reporting

Taxation Systems

Advanced Financial Management

Audit and Assurance

DBS Employability Pillar

In line with the DBS philosophy of ensuring its graduates have a suite of knowledge, skills and competence that make them readily employable, the programme contains an Employability Pillar of modules that complement the programme specific modules. This pillar of modules ensures students are aware of employer expectations on graduating, enhances their communication skills and time management while positioning the student for academic development during the course of their degree studies.

Teaching and Assessment 

Student assessment will be based on a combination of continuous assessment and end of year examinations. Continuous assessment will include essay writing, case studies, presentations, literature reviews and projects, and students will be required to work individually as well as in groups. End of year examinations are typically held in late April/early May. Level 1 subjects may also include an in-class assessment usually held in December.

Structure

Level 1 seven mandatory subjects provide foundation knowledge in core business and accounting areas and include employability and personal development modules which run throughout the programme.

Level 2 further develops technical knowledge in the key accounting and finance disciplines while providing an opportunity for students to augment their studies with a knowledge of the legal environment.

Level 3 at stage 3 students critically examine current practice and developments in specialist areas of accounting and finance and learn to deal with complex financial and business situations in an integrative and cross disciplinary manner.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this programme often use it as a fast track to professional accountancy qualifications, availing of their entitlement to exceptional exemptions from ACCA. Former students from this programme are employed worldwide in a range of business, accounting and finance positions. They work in tax, audit and general accounting firms as well as multinational blue-chip companies and small and medium-sized enterprises across a range of industry sectors. Graduates can also pursue further academic study within the Postgraduate School at DBS including the MSc International Accounting and Finance​.

Fees

The Course Fees for the BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance are:

• Level 1: €575 (10 credit modules) / €290 (5 credit modules) per annum.

• Level 2: €685 (10 credit modules) / €350 (5 credit modules) per annum.

• Level 3: €735 (10 credit modules) / €370 (5 credit modules) per annum.

For a full list of part-time undergraduate business degree fees click here.. You can also contact our admissions team who will also be able to advise on the payment options available to our students.

All undergraduate programmes of 2 years or more have been approved for tax relief purposes. Tax relief is granted to Irish resident taxpayers at the standard rate of income tax in respect of tuition fees paid exceeding €2,000 and up to €7,000 for part-time programmes only

Next Steps

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Our admissions office is located in our Aungier Street campus and you are welcome to visit the college to speak with a member of our admissions team Mondays to Fridays, 8:45am – 5:15pm. Alternatively, you can contact us by email.

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Standard Applicants for the Evening Business Degree programmes must meet the minimum entry requirements of the College. For Evening Business Degree programmes the minimum entry requirements are 2 honours in higher level subjects and 4 passes in ordinary level subjects (to include English & Maths) in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Please forward the relevant documentation or any other second or third level qualifications (original & official English translation where issued in another language) to the Admissions Office. Proof of age such as a copy of driver’s licence or passport must also be submitted.

Standard Applicants 

Standard Applicants for this programme must meet the minimum entry requirements of the College. The minimum entry requirements are 2 honours in higher level subjects and 4 passes in ordinary level subjects (to include English) in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Please forward the relevant documentation or any other second or third level qualifications (original & official English translation where issued in another language) to the Admissions Office. Proof of age such as a copy of driver’s licence or passport must also be submitted.

Mature Applicants

If you are over 23 years of age and do not meet the minimum entry requirements, you may apply as a Mature Student. Mature students are assessed on the basis of age, work experience, general education standard, motivation and commitment to the programme for which they are applying. Please forward documentation such as any relevant transcripts, a CV or any other related documentation to the Admissions Office. Proof of age such as a copy of driver’s licence or passport must also be submitted.

FETAC Applicants

Minimum admission requirements for graduates of FETAC awards (former NCVA Level 2 or 3) are a full FETAC award in a course in a cognate area with a distinction grade in at least three modules. A full FETAC award normally consists of 8 modules. A full award may be accumulated over more than one academic year. Further details can be obtained from the Admissions Office.

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Course overview

COURSE OVERVIEW 201​6

Awarding Body:
 
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
QQI AWARD LOGO (1)
Award: Honours Bachelor Degree
NFQ Level: 
Level 8 (Honours Bachelor Degree)
Award Title: 
BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance
Award Type: Major
Duration: 
4 ​Years, 2 evenings per week

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2016. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm