Programme Code BAHACF
Programme Duration 3
Programme Level 8
EQF Level 6
EHEA Level First Cycle
Programme Credits 180
Semester Duration 1 Week(s)
Language of Instruction English
Field of Study 0411 - Accounting and taxation
CAO Code; QQI Progamme Code etc

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

Demonstrate a critical understanding of the theories, concepts and methods pertaining to the domain of Accounting and Finance along with an understanding of the contemporary Economic and Regulatory environment and their interrelationships in a business context.
Acquire detailed knowledge of many areas relating to the world of Accounting and Finance, developing a deep understanding of Financial and Statistical tools and Standards, along with Taxation and Accounting practices in the context of the relevant legal and regulatory framework and the corresponding Economic environment.
Gather and analyse complex data from multiple sources, including financial statements, economic, regulatory data and/or other sources, identify issues and communicate findings in a clear and comprehensive manner.
Use skills of critical analysis to identify and test hypotheses within the many parameters of a work setting, allowing for independent conclusions to be drawn and effective decision making.
Work effectively to provide critical analysis of real-world scenario’s and apply classroom thought tools and concepts.
Apply strong qualitative and quantitative skills to critically analyse real world problems in the domain of Accounting and Finance and propose solutions to such issues.
Work effectively both independently and in diverse team environments, appreciating the requirement to accept responsibility for own work and that of others.
Demonstrate an ability to work independently with the capacity to further develop own learning on a stand-alone basis.
Work effectively both independently and in diverse team environments to achieve and deliver on objectives.
Demonstrate independent insight into issues pertaining to Accounting and Financial markets with the ability to challenge relevant models and applicable regulatory frameworks, where appropriate.
Exercise appropriate judgement in developing their own careers and professional development and be able to present appropriate skills sets to prospective employers.
Experience of, and integration into college – led events through the academic year.
Exercise appropriate judgement in developing academic integrity and integrate this integrity into their personal professional development.
Experience of, and an advanced understanding of the role of reflection in personal professional development and in adapting to the perspectives of different stakeholders in an organisation.
Experience of, working with college – led initiatives to pursue professional development opportunities that may arise.
Learners will have had experience of working in a team within classroom assignments, and will be able to link the skills thus acquired to an academic context.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H6MYL Academic Management Skills
H6BLAF Business Law for Accounting and Finance
H6ECIW Economics for the 21st Century
H6FAC1 Financial Accounting 1
H6FOM Fundamentals of Management
H6MBF Mathematics for Business and Finance

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H6ICTA ICT in Accounting and Finance
H6IFM Introduction to Financial Markets
H6MAF Marketing for Accounting & Finance
H6QTM Quantitative Methods

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H7CLAF Company Law for Accounting and Finance
H7CF Corporate Finance
H7FA2 Financial Accounting 2
H7MA1 Management Accounting 1
H7QMF3 Quantitative Methods in Finance
H7TX1 Taxation 1

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H7BECON Business Economics
H7CI Collective Investments
H7CGE Corporate Governance and Ethics

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H8DRM Derivatives and Risk Management
H8FR Financial Reporting
H8LR Law and Regulation
H8MA2 Management Accounting 2
H8PA Portfolio Analysis
Module Code Title
H8IFM International Financial Management
H8IST Introduction to Strategy
H8TX2 Taxation 2

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H8CIFA Contemporary Issues in Finance and Accounting
H8FSA1 Financial Statement Analysis
Module Code Title
H8ADAS Auditing and Assurance
H8EP Entrepreneurship
H8RS Research Project
H8TX3 Taxation 3