- Department of Accountancy and Finance
- Full Time: 3 years
- Full Time: €3,290 per year
International Students: €9,250 International
This course offers both the professionally focused, practical study of accountancy, combined with a wide ranging exploration of key contemporary business topics.
At some stage, all organisations must present their performance in the form of financial statements. They must also be able to analyse performance from the figures before them.
The study of accountancy enables you to acquire the skills necessary for the preparation and, more importantly, the interpretation of such financial statements. Following the common first year structure, you will learn the basics of financial and management accounting from the standpoint of both practical skills and reflection. You then build on these basic skills with a range of specific accounting and related options, such as Business Taxation, Corporate Reporting and Management Accounting.
The study of business provides a detailed understanding of the way organisations work, how they operate within their specific environment and the impact on individuals working within them.
This pathway develops a general knowledge of business to complement a more specialised area of study. Modules introduce key themes, specifically, business operations (how it works) and entrepreneurship (creating opportunity within a competitive environment).
You learn how to apply business theory, identify types of business opportunity and address a range of business issues in an imaginative way. Investigating the issues confronting individuals within a business, you will develop an awareness of the problems businesses can face in general, and be able to identify a number of possible responses.
If the figures tell you a story no one else can see, you're in a position to potentially save a business and set it on the right track. That's power. The accountancy pathway shows you how some of it could be yours.
Molnar Business School is one of only a small number of institutions granted status as a Platinum Approved learning partner by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for its professional accountancy tuition programmes.
Recognised and valued by employers, this accolade is the highest level awarded by the ACCA. It means that you will study the Accountancy pathway in a professional, progressive environment.
Through the Business pathway, the course gives you the confidence to effectively apply business theory and practical techniques in order to address complex business issues in constructive ways.
Additionally, the Joint Honours degree portfolio benefits from a practice-based learning approach which is encouraged by the common first year structure.
During your first year, you participate in the practice of an integrated business plan which stretches across several business subject areas. You gain, develop and utilise subject knowledge including finance, human resources and marketing, and apply this to a real business problem.
You and your team then 'pitch' your plan in front of experts from industry in the style of 'Dragons' Den', and you could win €1,000 for your team to develop your business plan further during the rest of the year.
The choice and monitoring of an international share portfolio also allows you to bring financial markets to life, with a cash prize of €500 awarded to the student who makes the greatest return on their capital investment.
As a Joint Honours degree student at Molnar Business School, you will study a common first year before continuing onto subject-specific modules in the remaining years of your course.
This exciting development is designed to offer you flexibility of subject choice and increase your employability.
- Accounting for Business-15 Credits
- International Business Environment-30 Credits
- Managing People and Organisations-15 Credits
- Marketing and Business Operations-30 Credits
- Personal Development-15 Credits
- Business Problem Analysis-15 Credits
- Contemporary Business-15 Credits
- Business Logistics-15 Credits
- Financial Reporting-30 Credits
- Management Accounting-30 Credits
- Professional Development-15 Credits
- International Business-15 Credits
- Comparative International Reporting-15 Credits
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development-15 Credits
- Business Operations and Systems-15 Credits
- Current Issues in Company Reporting-15 Credits
- Corporate Reporting -30 Credits
- International Business Strategy -30 Credits
You encounter a wide range of innovative assessment styles, including business reports, academic papers, case studies, individual and group presentations, portfolios and projects, as well as conventional examinations.
You will benefit from the opportunity to spend a year working in industry between your second and third study year, allowing you to acquire invaluable, hands-on experience ahead of your career in business.
Supported by your placement company which gains from your fresh ideas and enthusiasm, your work experience allows you to develop a greater understanding of the business world, pick up key transferable skills, and put theory into practice.
After your studies
This course opens up further study opportunities in accountancy, as well as the wider business environment.
The University is an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Platinum Approved Learning Partner and, if you wish to continue studying following graduation, you can make an individual application to obtain exemptions from the ACCA course and some exemptions for CIMA qualifications. We are able to prepare you for the internal and external ACCA examinations on a part-time basis.
Alternatively, you could choose to study MSc Accountancy and Finance, or MSc Management and Finance on a full-time basis, or you may progress to the University's MA and MSc programmes as well as complete professional examinations in management or marketing.
If you take the Business pathway, you will be well placed for graduate fast-track training and entry-level management posts in a number of industries, including commerce, government, community organisations and charities. You may also use your knowledge to set up your own entrepreneurial venture.
The Accountancy subject area provides an entry to the profession with a range of exemptions from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and ACCA qualifications. It is also excellent preparation for a wider range of careers in business, finance and education.
If you are a prospective student wishing to pursue a career in accountancy, please also consider the Single Honours courses. These are designed to allow you to optimise exemptions against professional body requirements.