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BA (Honours) in Accounting and Finance National College of Ireland




Course info


This accountancy and finance degree is about much more than just the numbers. It will give you the technical skills you need but also the ability to think critically and creatively to understand how an organisation can succeed. It features a blend of specialised accounting and finance subjects together with general business subjects.

The course will help you understand the relationships between finance and other business disciplines. You will develop a critical and methodical approach to problem-solving and decision making in a financial context and develop the ability to interpret and communicate financial and other information. The broader business viewpoint of the course will give you an excellent foundation in leadership and management and give you the broad perspective necessary for the modern interconnected business world.

This degree will equip you for a career in accountancy, finance and related fields. NCI have particular expertise in this area and graduates have achieved excellent employment rates.

As a graduate of this course you will:

  • Understand the theory and practice of accounting and finance.
  • Develop your skills and knowledge in all areas of business.
  • Be able to pursue a career in general management, accountancy or related fields.

Who is the course for?

The course will appeal to students looking to move into the international world of accounting and finance. The course is for school leavers, mature students and graduates of QQI level 5/6 programmes who wish to embark on a course of full-time study.

Professional Recognition

Graduates may apply for exemptions from major professional accounting, finance and taxation bodies.

Further Study Options

Upon successful completion of the BA (Honours) in Accounting and Finance, graduates can progress to postgraduate courses at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications such as the MSc in Finance at NCI or pursue a professional accountancy qualification such as ACA, ACCA or CIMA.

Career Prospects

Recent graduates from current accounting and finance degrees at NCI are employed as trainee accountants and tax advisors within the Big 4 and Top 10 accountancy firms together with industry and financial services. Many are undertaking the professional accountancy exams and specific employers include: EY, Deloitte, BDO, Grant Thornton, JPA Brenson Lawlor, JP Morgan, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Citi, BNY Mellon, Moore Stephens, Corn market, PwC and Daiwa.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study BA (Honours) in Accounting and Finance.

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

€10,000.00 (7,77,301) per year


16 Sep


National College of Ireland

Mayor Street,




Republic of Ireland

Entry requirement for international students

Minimum entry requirements are a grade H5 and above in two higher level subjects together with a minimum of O6/H7 in four other subjects. A minimum of grade O6/H7 must be obtained in English. A grade O5/H6 must be obtained in Mathematics.

IELTS: 6.0; TOEFL Internet Based: 78; TOEFL Computer: 213; TOEFL Paper-Based: 550; PTE Academic: 50; Cambridge European Framework: B2; Cambridge Exams: FCE; Irish Leaving Certificate: Ordinary Grade D.

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