BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance

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QQI Award for Business Studies Course

Awarding Body

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.

Protection of Enrolled Learners

Independent College has approval to offer students learner protection insurance. Learner Protection insurance is only in place when each student receives their Insurance Policy.’ Each learner should ensure that they receive a Learner Protection Insurance Policy in their name. Learner Protection insurance is provided by O’Driscoll O’Neil and underwritten by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited. The learner protection policy provides for a refund of fees as specified in the 2012 Act. In some circumstances, it may be possible for a learner to transfer to a similar programme in another provider. In such circumstances, the learner may opt to receive the cost of an alternative similar academic programme. Transfer to another programme is always only a second option. The learner protection insurance policy is governed by s. 65(4)(b) of the 2012 Act.’

 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

Financial Reporting

Business Strategy

Business Project

International Financial Management

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)

The criteria which are required to be satisfied to enrol in this course are:

Students are required to achieve a minimum of Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects and four O6s in ordinary level subjects (to include Maths and a language)in the Leaving Certificate. Mature applicants are welcome and do not need to meet these requirements.

  • Completion of Independent College Dublin application form
  • Copy of applicant’s passport
  • Copies of any other previous academic qualifications
  • Copy of GNIB card if already resident in Ireland
  • 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

    The annual tuition fee for the upcoming September 2019 academic year is €4,400 for domestic based students already located in Ireland or the European Union.

    The annual tuition fee is €6,300 for Non EU based students.

    Not currently accepting admissions. Please contact us for further information.

    Contact Details

    The Admissions Office:
    Phone:+353 1 877 3925