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ACCOUNTING & FINANCE BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (HONOURS) Ab Initio


LC224 What is the programme about?


The Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance (Level 8) ab initio is a four year honours degree programme. It is structured to address many of the competence requirements of professional Accountancy bodies and to give students a range of learning experiences tailored to careers in Accounting and Finance. The practical focus of the programme ensures that on completion you will be a work-ready graduate with employment opportunities in professional accounting practice, commerce, industry, government, the not-for-profit sector and secondary school teaching. Alongside the development of your accountancy and finance knowledge, there is a strong focus on developing your management skills to ensure that when you graduate you have the high-level transferable skills that employers are seeking. This programme assumes no previous knowledge of accounting, finance or economics.


The programme is recognised by leading professional accountancy bodies including: CAI, ACCA, CIMA, CPA and IIPA. It has also been recognised by the Teaching Council as fulfilling its degree requirement for registration as a post-primary teacher, subject to the complete programme of study being undertaken at LIT (Moylish). As with any other degree, a teaching qualification such as the Professional Diploma in Education is also required.


Who is the programme suited to?


This ab initio programme will suit students who can commit to a full four year programme of study. (Ab-initio means "from the beginning"). This programme is suited to students who have an interest in the financial aspects of business, enjoy working with numbers and people, have good communication skills and enjoy a challenge. It will further provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to launch your professional accountancy career with confidence and to accumulate maximum exemptions from professional accountancy examinations.


Modules


Year 1: Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship & Business Management, Business Computers and Communications, Quantitative Methods for Business.


Year 2: Financial Accounting 2, Management Accounting, Public Finance, Law and Business, IS/IT & Computerised Accounting, Marketing.


Year 3: Financial Accounting, Management Accounting & Operations Research, Taxation, Company Law, Auditing & Forensic Accounting, People Management Theory and Practice.


Year 4: Financial Reporting, Financial Management, Tax Planning, European Business & Commercial Law, Corporate Governance & Business Ethics, Strategic Management. What can I do after the programme?


Graduates have an excellent record of achieving training positions at leading firms such as PWC, Deloitte (DTTL), EY Ireland (Ernst & Young), Grant Thornton, BDO, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, BNY Mellon and Northern Trust among others. Career opportunities include: Trainee Accountant, Trainee Tax Advisor, Auditor, Funds Analyst and general management opportunities across a range of organisations. For details of exemptions applicable to this programme, please see web page www.lit.ie/courses/LC224


Programme Code LC224


Programme Level Level 8


CAO Points 2015 305


Duration 4 Years


Class Contact Hours 20 hours per week (depending on year)


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Location


Moylish Campus, Limerick


Minimum Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate (2017): A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.


QQI FET/FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.


> 70 Undergraduate Prospectus 2017/2018


Contact Mr. Michael Sheehan, Programme Leader


Tel: 061 293329 Email: michael.sheehan@lit.ie Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC224


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