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Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting

A three-year honours degree in Accounting offering graduates a direct pathway into a full-time career in accounting, and opportunities in a range of business careers

Discipline: Accounting

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 40

CAO Round 1 Points: 300 (2020)

Why Study?

Accountants are required by every business in every industry, and are in demand in boom times and in recession.

This three-year, level 8 programme offers a direct pathway into a full-time career in accounting.  It also offers graduates opportunities in a range of business careers including, financial services, financial planning and management consulting. Being an accountant today is as much about providing expert business advice as it is about number crunching.

Lecturers on this programme are highly qualified professional accountants with considerable lecturing experience, some acting as examiners and lecturers for the professional accounting bodies. They maintain very close links with all of the professional bodies, as well as with industry.

The programme is regularly updated, in accordance with professional body and employer requirements.

Learning Opportunities

  • Focus on employability skills for accountants including communication, problem solving, computerised accounting, IT, and project management
  • Professional Development is a module to prepare you to get a job and commence your career as an accountant
  • Exemptions advice and information on the professional accounting bodies is provided throughout the programme

Programme Modules

Career Opportunities

The programme prepares students for employment in the accounting function of industry and commerce and with firms of professional accountants as well as other financial services employers.

There are many different types of accounting roles, and accountants today play a very strategic role within businesses.

Post-graduate Studies: 

GMIT Honours (Level 8) qualifications are recognised worldwide for postgraduate entry.

Essential Information: 

Applicants for this programme do not have to have studied accounting or business previously. Those that succeed best at accounting tend to be logical and analytical, have good communication skills, an aptitude for IT and have strong personal motivation and integrity.

To become an accountant you will need to become a member of a professional body. To do so, you will need to take exams with the professional body and obtain professional experience.

This degree gives unbeatable exemptions from the exams of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Accounting Ireland (CAI) and Certified Public Accountants (CPA), in addition to exemptions from The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

You can find more in-depth detail of this course, and all our other courses, at GMIT School of Businees by downloading a copy of our online brochure.

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Studying Accountancy at GMIT, in the West of Ireland

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Contact Us

Deirdre Lusby

Head of Department of Business & Accounting

Tel: 091-742222

E-mail: Deirdre Lusby