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Qualification awarded: BSc (ACCOUNTING & FINANCE) Level 8 / BSc (CUNTASAÍOCHT & AIRGEADAS) Leibhéal 8
Duration of programme: 3 years
Type of programme: Honours Degree
Number of places: 50 approx.

What is Accounting & Finance?

This programme provides the ideal route to careers in professional accountancy, fund management, financial services, financial analysis, corporate finance and money markets. These sectors of the economy contribute significantly to national wealth creation and provide a range of challenging and rewarding careers which require integrity, analytical ability, financial knowledge as well as key skills and competencies in team working, independent research and critical analysis.

What will I study on this programme?

This degree programme develops, integrity, analytical ability, financial knowledge as well as key skills and competencies in team working, independent research and critical analysis within all students by use of a variety of learning approaches which include case studies, presentations, group work and projects as well as the more formal lectures with tutorial support.

The programme allows students in the second and third years of study to select modules from a range of relevant subjects thus facilitating students to specialise in their chosen areas. Full support and advice is provided throughout the programme from both academic staff and career advisors.

Graduates of this programme will have studied a comprehensive set of Modules aimed at maximum exemptions from the major Professional Accounting Bodies in Ireland. Students who wish to pursue a career in Finance gain knowledge through a comprehensive range of Finance, Econometrics and International Finance Modules. Students may choose a hybrid of both Accounting and Finance Modules.


First year students enrolling on this programme who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate, will be awarded a first year entrance scholarship of €2,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination.

What are my career opportunities?

This honours degree programme is appropriate to those who wish to pursue careers as professionally qualified accountants. It confers significant exemptions from the examinations of the professional accountancy bodies. In addition, the programme provides an ideal entry qualification for a range of careers in the financial services, money markets and banking. The financial sectors of the Irish economy continue to experience significant growth and development and offer excellent career paths for those with the appropriate skills, which this programme will develop.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a wide range of Masters degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Module Listing

Year 1
  • Accounting
  • Business Finance
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Communication Studies
  • Business Law
Year 2

Students take six modules from:

  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Finance 2
  • Financial Reporting
  • Managing the Organisation
  • Management Accounting
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Mathematics
Year 3

Students take two core modules: the Critical Analysis of Accounting & Finance & Corporate Finance. They select four modules from the following list:

  • Taxation for Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Auditing
  • Management Control & Decision Making
  • Strategic Management
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Derivatives
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Finance & Monetary Economics
  • Financial Institutions & Services

Are there study abroad opportunities?

DIT has a number of partner institutions that provide education through English outside of Ireland in the US and Canada but also in France, Germany and Scandinavia. Currently students on DT366 do not have these opportunities.

Study abroad is not an integral part of this programme.

What our students say!

  • The Programme content is excellent. Having a choice in second and third year is great. Exemptions from Professional Accounting Bodies are as good if not better than anywhere in Ireland.
  • As a mature student, I like that the classes are small. There is always someone to help if I have a problem with something. There are lots of mature students so I don’t feel like the odd one out.
  • There are many facilities like doctor, nurse, counselling, career advice, etc, which are available to me should I need them.
  • I also like that DIT is a city based college. Easy access. And as a mature student, I don’t feel so isolated like being in a college in the middle of nowhere.
  • I love DIT, because the building, facilities, JAVA CITY, DITSU, the lecturers are all very good, and students are friendly and kind. The courses are interesting.
  • Lecturers know our names individually; we’re not just a group of students. And we can approach them on an individual basis. Excellent teaching and learning.
  • This programme is an excellent grounding for further study both in Finance and Accounting

Entry Requirements

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Further information

School of Accounting and Finance

T: 01 402 3027 (Marie O’ Flynn)




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