|Degree Awarding Body:
|Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) - formerly Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC)
|Professional Awarding Body:
|Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
For many students, the rewards and prestige offered by a career in money management make it an attractive path to pursue. An honours degree in Accounting & Finance with Part III ACCA Professional qualification is a major step towards achieving that goal. It is a popular choice with students who want to move directly into a career in accountancy as well as those who recognise the value of an accounting degree in a wider business management context. The BA in Accounting & Finance (Hons) with Part III ACCA Professional qualification programme provides comprehensive education in the quantitative, computational and analytical skills required in the business world. Students learn about the role and operation of accounting in a range of contexts, informed by current thinking and research in the discipline.
Students on this course will gain an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of accounting and finance from both Irish and international perspectives as well as a strong understanding of business, legal and taxation issues and practices. As the course progresses, the emphasis shifts from foundation knowledge to in-depth study of particular areas of the major accounting, business and finance disciplines with a greater emphasis on independent work and on the development of a critical and analytical approach to the subject matter which gives students the confidence to critically evaluate information, ideas and opinions.
On completion of the three year BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance degree at DBS students can obtain exemption from Part I and Part II of the ACCA
(the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) professional qualification. ACCA is the global body for professional accountants and aims to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
Students holding a relevant certificate, ordinary degree or other relevant qualifications may qualify for entry to the second or third year of the degree programme.
Teaching and Assessment
The BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance with Part III ACCA Professional Qualification is taught mainly through lectures and tutorials, with students taking responsibility for a significant amount of study outside scheduled class contact times. Assessed work will consist of traditional end-of-year examinations, plus a significant element of continuous assessment based on coursework. Such coursework may involve research-based reports, case studies, essays or practical assignments.