The overall target of the course is to instil a broad knowledge base in the many aspects of accounting, coupled with the specific skills that successful graduates will require in order to progress through professional training and gain rapid access to senior management positions in their future career.
A stepping stone in your accounting career – the course is widely recognised for the quality of its graduates and the accelerated career trajectory that they take, both within Ireland and internationally.Diversified teaching from leading experts – via workshops, lectures, seminars and IT laboratories. Graduates will benefit from and apply cutting-edge knowledge delivered by expert lecturers and researchers, as well as accounting professionals and executives. Our lecturers include a former president of Chartered Accountants Ireland, as well as authors of accounting textbooks.
You must complete ten compulsory modules in the following areas
and either a minor dissertation or two summer modules:
• Financial Reporting
• Advanced Financial Accounting
• Finance and Financial Instruments
• Auditing and Assurance 1 & 2
• Taxation 1 & 2
• Management Accounting
• Management Control Systems
• Contemporary Issues in Accounting (Case Study Based)
Unless you are undertaking a minor dissertation, you must complete
two summer modules from the following list:
• Corporate Governance and Ethics
• Current Issues in Accounting Practice
• Taxation Summer School
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
A first class or second class honours grade 1 Business degree. An overall final average grade of 63% or GPA of 3.20 (out of 4.2) will be required (or equivalent).For students from the University of Limerick, a final QCA of 3.12 or higher is required. Exemption from the Chartered Accountants Proficiency I (CAP 1) examination is also required which is obtained from Chartered Accountants Ireland.
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