• » Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting

     Programme Title  Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting
     CAO Code  LY108
     LYIT internal code  
     Duration  3 Years
     Standard Code Places:  50
     National Framework Level  8
     Award Type  Major
     Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
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    Is this course for you?  
    If you want to build a career in the accounting profession, this course could be for you.  Over three years, you will learn the core accounting and finance skills needed to perform at a highly competent level in the accountancy profession.  You will also develop a complementary range of business skills that will equip you to work in a variety of related positions, including business management and teaching.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    At least grade H5 in two higher-level papers, together with Grade O6/H7 in four other subjects of the Leaving Certificate examination, to include Mathematics and Irish or English.
    • QQI applicants click QQIFET
    • Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country 
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning to Learn & ICT Mandatory  5  5
     Book-keeping Mandatory  5  3
     Personal Finance Mandatory  5  3
     Business Management Mandatory  10  6
     Quantitative Methods Mandatory  5  3
     1/2  Business Information Systems Mandatory  10  5
     Economics Mandatory  10  5
     Financial Accounting Mandatory  5  3
     Writing Skills Mandatory  5  3
     2/3  Financial Reporting 1 Mandatory  10  5
     Management Accounting & Finance Mandatory  10  5
     Computerised Accounts Mandatory  5  3
     Law for the Business Environment Mandatory  5  3
     2/4  Management Accounting 2 Mandatory  10  5
     Company Law & Governance Mandatory  10  5
     Business Tax Mandatory  10  5
     3/5  Digital Business Mandatory  10  5
     Financial Reporting 2 Mandatory  10  5
     Business Finance Mandatory  5  3
     Capital Gains Tax & VAT Mandatory  5  3
     3/6  Strategic Management Mandatory  10  5
     Advanced Management Accounting & Finance Mandatory  10  5
     Auditing Mandatory  10  5
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of the Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting the learner will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
    • Explain accounting and business concepts appropriate for entry-level positions in accounting and business fields.
    • Discuss key business areas including financial reporting, management accounting, taxation and auditing.
    • Review technical accounting literature and to present and defend complex financial strategies.
    • Explain the regulations and principles of accounting, and apply these accurately and correctly to accounting and business issues.
    • Evaluate the financial position of an organisation through the examination of financial statements and non-financial data in order to provide practical and ethical solutions to complex business challenges.
    • Operate effectively, both individually and as part of a team, across key business disciplines including accounting, finance and taxation
    • Deliver sound financial decision making in a challenging and dynamic business environment.
    • Discuss ethical dilemmas and legal issues, and respond appropriately by applying relevant ethical and legal concepts and codes of ethics issued by relevant authorities.
    Follow-on courses
    • Master of Arts in Accounting at LYIT.
    • Higher Diploma in Financial Services Technologies at LYIT.
    • Masters degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad
    • Higher Diploma in Education for qualification as a teacher.
    Career Opportunities
    Graduates of this course find positions in professional accountancy practices, industry, commerce, financial services and the public service, nationally and internationally.  Accounting courses at LYIT attract generous exemptions from the examinations of professional accountancy bodies including ICA, ACCA, CPA and CIMA.  All exemptions awarded are subject to annual review and revision by the various professional bodies and are based on students achieving clear passes in completion of specific modules.
    This course is suitable for those who ultimately wish to pursue a career in teaching as it will be recognised by the Teachers Council for the purposes of teaching Accounting, Business and Economics. Graduates have the opportunity to progress to LYIT’s MA in Accounting, which offers further generous exemptions from professional examinations.
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply