- Department of Accountancy and Finance
- Full Time: 3 years
- Full Time: €3,290 per year
International Students: €9,250 International
The study of finance and associated decisions are vital to ensure efficient and effective wealth creation. At some stage, all organisations have to present their performance in the form of financial statements, and to interpret such statements to monitor the health of the company behind them.
Based on practical skills and reflection, the course introduces you to the key principles and practices of accountancy and finance, together with a foundation of business knowledge and personal transferable skills. It provides the appropriate theoretical underpinning to ensure you cope with new developments and business change, and allows you to develop critical and analytical problem-solving skills.
Embracing legal, taxation, regulatory and institutional issues within a national and international context, the course provides the intellectual knowledge and technical skills needed to successfully pursue a career within an accounting or a finance function.
If you follow a Sandwich programme with an appropriate work placement, you may also obtain full AAT membership on completion of the degree.
The BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, and BA (Hons) Accountancy share a common first year. It may therefore be possible to transfer from one course to another at the end of the year (depending on space on the course) to ensure the maximum volume of optimised exemptions if you progress into postgraduate accountancy studies.
For those who have the necessary skills in numeracy, Accountancy and Finance qualifications provide routes to senior management positions in worldwide enterprises.
We have been granted status as a Platinum Approved learning partner three years running by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), professional accountancy programmes at Molnar Business School are internationally recognised and highly valued by employers. 'Platinum' is the highest level awarded by ACCA, granted only to institutions fulfilling key criteria such as exceeding the worldwide student pass rate for examinations.
- Business Economics and Law-30 Credits
- Fundamentals of Financial Accounting-30 Credits
- Fundamentals of Management Accounting-30 Credits
- Professional and Financial Skills-30 Credits
- Management Accounting – Financial and Decision Making Techniques-15 Credits
- Management Accounting – Planning and Control Systems-15 Credits
- Financial Reporting-30 Credits
- Taxation-30 Credits
- Professional Development-15 Credits
- Principles of Audit and Assurance-15 Credits
- Advanced Financial Reporting-30 Credits
- Financial Strategy-30 Credits
- Integrated Strategic Management-30 Credits
- Global Finance-15 Credits
- Islamic Finance-15 Credits
You will encounter various assessment methods, including group work and reports, oral presentations and computer-based work, as well as academic essays.
Professional accountancy bodies generally expect assessment by written, 'closed book' examinations for exemption purposes.
You will be able to attend career workshops throughout the course and benefit from the insight of visiting practising accountants.
Practical experience breathes real life into your learning, and we strongly encourage you to take up finance/accountancy-related employment during University vacations.
In your second year, you also get the chance to follow an exchange programme at one of our partner institutions around the world.
After your studies
You have the chance to gain optimised exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualifications and certain exemptions from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) professional body examinations.
Your further study options also include MSc Accountancy and Finance, MBA Finance and MSc Management and Finance, all are offered full-time.
You have the opportunity to take a 12-month placement after the second year, which can significantly improve your business awareness and employability following graduation.
In general, your course will prepare you for the realities and demands of this part of the business sector, allowing you to take your place as a competent, capable professional in financial management.
Remember that local companies respect the capabilities of our graduates, often recruiting from our ranks.