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Accounting and Finance (HETAC), BA (Hons)

Griffith College, Ireland

Griffith College

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BA (Hons)Full-time3 yearsFebruary, SeptemberEU 5450 per yearEUR 9000 per year

About Accounting and Finance (HETAC), BA (Hons) - at Griffith College

This degree is ideal for students interested either in a career in the accounting profession or who wish to develop the expertise to analyse business activities from a financial perspective. This course explores the theory and pratical application of accounting and finance, and will give you a thorough grouding in the key business disciplines.

In the first year of the degree programme the subjects are held with the BA in Business Studies and this gives students the flexibility to adjust their career choices if necessary.

On completion of the course, students will be equipped with the ability to identify changes in business requirements as they occur and have the confidence to develop and implement new procedures to satisfy them.

As with the BA in Business Studies the College received participation and support from both its full-time and external lecturing staff and a wide range of industries in endeavouring to design a degree programme which reflects the multiple requirements of today's business and finance world.

Course Content

Year 1

    • Micro Economics


    • Information and Communication Technology


    • Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions


    • Business Accounting


    • Macro Economics


    • Legal Aspects of Business


    • Management and Marketing Principles

Year 2

    • Management Accounting


    • Financial Reporting


    • Management and Organisational Behaviour


    • Managing Human Resources


    • Financial Management


    • Research and Professional Skills


    • Company Law


    • Enterprise Development


    • Information Systems Management

Year 3

    • Strategic Management 1


    • Taxation 1 & 2


    • Advanced Financial Reporting


    • Strategic Financial Management


    • Advanced Management Accounting


    • Audit and Assurance


    • Corporate Governance and Risk Management (Elective)


    • Financial Institutions and Markets (Elective)


    • International Business Environment (Elective)


    • Project Management (Elective)


    • Strategic Management 2 (Elective)


Although graduates of this programme may wish to pursue postgraduate studies in Griffith College Graduate Business School. They can also gain substantial exemptions from the examinations of the following professional accountancy bodies:

Professional Body Exemptions To be attempted Duration Expected

ACCA All papers in Part 1 Part 3 1 Year
and Part 2 

CPA Formation I and II.  1 subject from 1 Year
3 subjects from Professional I
Professional I and 4 subjects
(11 subjects) from Professional II
(final 5 subjects)

ACA Please contact the faculty for details


Though graduates of this course may enter many different aspects of the business arena, the focus is on the world of finance and in particular accounting.  A significant advantage is the many exemptions from the aforementioned professional exams for which graduates of the course are eligible.  Students who are not concerned with pursuing a career as an accountant could alternatively pursue careers in banking, stockbroking, currency trading, management, insurance or in other careers within the financial sector.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to pursue a bachelor degree with Griffith College need to have completed high school and obtained grades equivalent to two A levels at Grade "C" and four GCSE's which must include English and Maths. Students must also demonstrate that their language proficiency is suitable for such a programme if coming from a country where English is not the first language. IELTS band 6.0, TOEFL (computer) 213 points , TOEFL (paper) 550 points or TOEFL(internet) 79-80 points.

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