Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Honours Bachelor Degree

  • Field of Study

    Accounting and taxation,Business & Administration,Combined,Economics,Finance, banking, insurance,Management and administration,Marketing and advertising

  • Type of Study:

    Full Time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

About the Course

Accountancy & Professional Studies at IT Tallaght

Accounting and Finance functions are critical for the success of every business and organisation operating today. Pursuing Accounting and Finance at ITT Dublin will give you a solid grounding in the principles and practices of the accounting and finance - from auditing, taxation and financial accounting to management accounting, law and financial risk management.

You will develop the skills and knowledge to make a positive difference in business and society and you will work in challenging and rewarding roles.

  • Leaving Cert Accounting, Business or Economics not required

  • IT Tallght has the Maximum exemptions from Accountancy Bodies.This means that you can become a Professionally Qualified Accountant within a relatively short period on completion of our degree.

  • Flexibility to postpone studies or continue part time if your circumstances change.

  • On completion of Level 8 degree, you have the opportunity to progress to a Level 9 Masters.

  • Advanced entry for students who have completed Accounting Technician Ireland Diploma

  • Professional lecturing staff with extensive industry experience

  • Small class sizes

  • Research opportunities at Postgraduate level for Honours Students

  • ACCA Award. 1st place in Bachelor in Business Accounting and Finance. Module

  • Advanced International Accounting & Audit Practice 2018


Sandra Colgan - Graduate of IT TallaghtSandra Colgan transferred to IT Tallaght in September 2016 to enter third year of the Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance Degree having successfully completed the Accounting Technician Ireland (ATI) course in Bray Institute of Further Education (BIFE).

Sandra says : “The option to enter third year of the Accounting & Finance Degree in ITT was a great opportunity for me to continue my studies having completed the two year ATI course. This is a really excellent link for ATI students wishing to gain a degree!  .  I am very fortunate to have secured a Trainee Accountant position with top firm Crowe Horwath at the beginning of my final year. I am now looking forward to starting my new job and completing my studies with the ACCA having obtained nine exemptions from the thirteen ACCA exams”.


Darren Farrell | Audit Senior | Assurance  

Ernst & Young, LLP

Darren Farrell - Graduate of IT Tallaght“Small classes, excellent lecturers and a well-balanced course structure combine to create a high quality learning environment delivering content relevant to professional employer demands. Lecturers are extremely approachable and supportive which fosters an environment in which students can reach their full potential and accelerate their professional career. I would highly recommend the course to all those who are interested in accounting and aiming to undertake professional accounting exams.”


Hugh McKenna, Graduate ITT 2018

Hugh McKenna, Graduate IT Tallaght 2018 

“This course gave me a practical and academic understanding in accounting and finance. It allowed me to intern in a top 10 accountancy firm and gain first-hand experience and the practical tools to work in an accounting practice or industry. I now have secured a graduate position as a trainee accountant with Grant Thornton.  I would recommend to anybody who wants to peruse a career in accounting and finance to do this course.”


Course Code: TA121 - Level 8
Honours Bachelor Degree of Business Degree (Accounting)

Length of course: 4 years

  • Recognised in Europe
  • Membership of the Professional Body
  • Mature students welcome.  Mature applicants (23 years of age) may not be required to meet the minimum entry requirements but may be considered on their merits.
  • Research opportunities at Postgraduate level for Honours Students
  • Recognised for Teaching.  

*Important Note
Degrees and modules within degrees can change over time. When determining suitability of an undergraduate qualification, applicants should in the first instance read the requirements for named curricular subjects on pages 7 to 44 of the document 'Curricular Subject Requirements/List of Degrees Recognised for Registration Purposes', which can be found at the link below.


Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements
At least grade H5 or better in two higher level papers and grade O6 or better in four ordinary level papers in the Leaving Certificate including English or Irish and Maths.  Pass in Foundation Level Mathematics (F2) is acceptable for this course.

Summary - 2H5 & 4O6/H7 - Maths (F2)

2018 CAO points : 218 (round 1)


QQI/FET (formally FETAC) entry requirements:

Essential component awards: 3 Distinctions 

Essential major awards:  BBSXX, 5M2102, BBSAX, 5M2468, BIPXX, 5M2067, BMXXX, 5M2069, BRSXX, 5M2105, BBSIT, 5M2111




Career Opportunities

The Accounting & Finance roles are extremely diverse and career opportunities available include:

Chartered accountant in Public and Private sectors Management accountant in Public and Private sectors
Company secretary Auditor
Forensic accountant Financial Services practitioner
Stockbroker Actuary
Data analyst Management consultant
Economist Purchasing manager
Retail banker Tax adviser



How To Apply

Christine Nangle
Head of Department of Accounting, Finance & Professional Studies
Phone: 0876750112 / 014042880

Department  phone extensions: + 353 1 404 2300 / 2333 / 2305 / 2306 / 2307  - Fax: + 353 1 4042304

Further Information

Excellence in teaching 
In ITT Dublin we respond to and partner with Industry and Practice to prepare our students for careers in finance and accounting for a diverse range of roles. Our teaching is informed by best practice and research in these disciplines. Many of our lecturers have extensive industry experience which they draw on for their course delivery . Teching  lectures, tutorials, reports, essays and practical assignments. Staff Profile 

Please visit the Accountancy & Professional Studies Website



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