BA Accounting and Finance

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BA Accounting and Finance

Maynooth University
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    1st year fees
  • 422
  • Campus
  • Bachelor
  • 3 years


Potentially pursue a career as a professional accountant with this degree. You will learn how to 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). Study technical accounting skills, financial analysis and the measurement of performance in business.

  • To become a professional accountant, you need to successfully complete three levels of professional exams as well as on-thejob training. If you successfully complete the BA Accounting and Finance, you will be exempt from the first level of these professional examinations (CAP1 examinations Chartered Accountants Ireland and equivalent examinations from ACCA, CIMA and CPA professional accounting bodies).
  • If you complete the Masters in Accounting at Maynooth, you will be exempt from the second level of these examinations. You will then only have to take one level of professional exams and complete on-the-job training to qualify as an accountant.
  • You also have the option of taking a four year degree with a work placement or study year abroad, thus combining what you learn in university with insights into industry or another culture.

Admission Requirements

Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.

Courses Units

You need to complete 422 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

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Accounting is the major element of your degree, studied with Finance and Economics.

First year
22.5 credits of Accounting, 15 credits of Economics, 7.5 credits of Mathematical Studies and 7.5 credits of Critical Skills. Continue with 7.5 credits of Critical Skills or continue with 7.5 credits of Mathematical Studies in the 2nd semester

Second and Final year

  • You study Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Taxation, Finance, Law and the parts of Economics important to Finance.
  • Some students may choose to complete a work placement between 2nd and 3rd year, and graduate after 4th year

Career Opportunities

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