Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Financial Management (Mayo)
NFQ Level: 7
Programme Duration: Three years
Mode of Study: Full time
Application Route: Apply through the CAO
CAO Round 1 Points: 140 (2016)
This programme provides students with a specialised education in accounting and financial management. It gives students a solid foundation for careers and employment in the area of accounting and financial management. The programme also provides a basis for students wishing to pursue further academic and professional qualifications. The programme qualifies for generous exemptions from professional bodies including the Chartered Institute of Management (CIMA), the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA), Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI). Students find this an invaluable stepping stone if pursuing a career in accountancy.
Those who wish to continue their studies can progress to our Bachelor of Business (Honours) or Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting at Mayo Campus or to honours degree programmes at other institutes and universities.
Students on the programme are afforded the opportunity to study the broad areas of business with a particular focus on the accounting and financial modules in year three. The flexible design of the programme provides the student with an opportunity to gain skills in the other key functional areas of business and organisational management such as marketing, law, economics, and management. There is a variety of teaching methodologies used in the delivery of the programme, including final exam, continuous assessment, case studies, group work, lab sessions and field trips.Students also gain valuable IT skills on the programme including exposure to market-leading packages such as Thesaurus Payroll and Sage 50 Accounts. Students may elect to study a foreign language.
This programme will prepare you to work in many different areas in accounting and finance. You could be working in an accounts department or managing payroll in an organisation. You also have the option of working as an accountant in private practice when you get your professional qualifications. Jobs are also available in banking, financial services, voluntary or government organisations, the Revenue Commissioners and in Accountancy firms as trainee accountants.
There are many programmes available to you when you complete this programme both in GMIT and at other institutes and universities in Ireland and abroad. Some of the programmes available include the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting at GMIT Mayo Campus.
Email: Caroline Clarke