BA ACCOUNTING & FINANCE
Accounting is the language of finance and business. Accountants compile, analyse, interpret and communicate essential information about the operations of a business – whether that business be a small firm, a publicly traded corporation or an NGO (non-governmental organisation). Decisions are made based on the information provided by accountants; good accounting is crucial to any organisation's success.
Finance is the lifeblood that fuels the economy. The financial sector is made up of lenders and borrowers, big investors and small savers, risk lovers and risk haters, innovators and regulators. Currencies rise and fall, stock markets boom and bust, property values soar and crash, interest rates fluctuate. All of this is supported by the intricate workings of our financial systems.
As a student of Accounting and Finance, you will have the flexibility of a broad-based finance degree, but with a focus on accounting topics, for students who may wish to pursue a career in accounting after graduation. Graduates are entitled to exemptions from all of CAP 1 examinations from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and equivalent examination papers from the ACCA, CIMA and CPA professional accounting bodies.
This course requires 2 additional subjects
Mature students - Information:
Mature students must apply to the CAO and fill out the NUI Maynooth mature student application form before February 1st. The new online form will be available from 29 November 2013.
Admission will be based on the direct application form and/or interview.
Mature students - Closing dates for application:
The closing date for mature applications is February 1.
Applicants are required to have a minimum of six subjects in the Irish Leaving Certificate with two Higher Level papers at C3 and four Ordinary or Higher Level papers at grade D3. HD3 or OC3 Leaving Certificate Maths required.
Some of the top accountancy practices in Ireland, and one accounting institute, sponsor prizes on this course. The prizes are awarded annually to the top student in each year.
KPMG sponsors the First Year prize, Ernst & Young, RBK and CIMA each sponsor a Second Year prize, and PWC sponsor the Third Year prize.
|How to apply|
How to Apply
We welcome over 2,000 undergraduate students to our University each year:
School-leavers who have completed the Leaving Certificate
Mature students returning to education
EU/EFTA students who want to study in Ireland
International students from countries outside the EU
FETAC or BTEC major award recipients.
The application process to our undergraduate degree programmes depends on the category to which you belong. Please visit "How to Apply" for further details.
If you are unsure about anything, just contact us. We are happy to help.
Students take a broad base of Accounting-related subjects together with relevant Finance, Economics and Law modules.
Some students may choose to take an internship year between Second and Third Year, and graduate after four years in that case.
Duration: 3 years or 4 years BA
Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting
Tel: 01 708 3728
Fax: 01 708 3934
|Career and postgraduate options|
Graduates are likely to be primarily focused on a professional accountancy qualification, but may also consider careers in banking and financial institutions, stock exchange and trading, economic or finance research, and the civil service.
For further information on Postgraduate options please go to the Graduate Studies site