Limerick Institute of Technology

Accounting & Finance courses

Limerick Institute of Technology

Accounting & Finance – Higher Certificate In Business

About this course

What is the programme about?

This programme will provide you with a thorough knowledge of theory and methods used in all Accounting & Finance sectors, preparing you for further professional accountancy qualifications. You will learn accountancy themes supported by the study of foundation subjects, including: Economics, Management, Marketing, Law, and Information Technology. As a graduate of this two-year programme, you will have the skills to work at an accounting technician level in the business field.

Top 3 Reasons

1. Accredited by leading Professional Accounting Bodies, including:

  • Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI);
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA);
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA);
  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA); and
  • Institute of Incorporated Public Accountants (IIPA).


2. Get Your Degree, Your Way. The ladder-style of this programme gives you the opportunity to study Accounting & Finance at your own pace – do the first two years and receive a Higher Certificate, add one more for a Degree, and another for an Honours Degree.

3. Exemptions are available from the examinations of the following professional bodies:

  • Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI);
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA);
  • Institute of Chartered Public Accountants of Ireland (CPA);
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA);
  • Institute of Incorporated Public Accountants (IIPA);
  • Irish Taxation Institute (ITI); and
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).

Class Contact Hours

Year 1: 25 hours per week

Year 2: 22 hours per week

Did You Know?

Industry considers LIT’s Accounting & Finance programme as highly relevant & valuable in today’s challenging workplace.

Jobs Include

When you graduate with the Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting & Finance you will have acquired a solid foundation in the basics of the finance function. As this programme combines business and accounting subjects, career opportunities for graduates are most likely to be in the accounting departments of organisations or in other business positions, where knowledge of accounting is a requirement or an asset. Typical roles you could expect to secure include: bookkeeper, payroll clerk, credit controller, purchase ledger clerk and assistant accountant. Graduates who continue their studies and gain suitable work experience can look forward to advancement to management positions.

Graduate Profile

“The fact that the LIT Accounting & Finance programme provides the maximum exemptions for entrance into the professional exams played a major factor in choosing to study at LIT”
Samantha Keogh

Further Studies

On successful completion of this programme you will qualify for entry onto the Ordinary Degree -1 year add-on programme in Accounting and Finance (Level 7 award) in LIT. Ultimately, if you are successful in the Level 7 programme (Ladder system) you may progress to the Honours Degree (1 year add-on programme) Level 8 award in Accounting and Finance. You may be eligible for exemptions from the professional accountancy bodies. For details of exemptions applicable to this programme please see our website www.lit.ie/Courses/LC221

Duration : 2 Years
Intake : Sep
Level : Certificate
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)
Tuition & fees :
₹ 799,500
€ 10,250
Total :
₹ 799,500
€ 10,250
Course eligibility

Entry Requirement

A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish. 
FETAC Applicants and Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.

​CAO

Please visit www.cao.ie for further information on how to apply to this course.

IELTS score for entry to undergraduate courses a minimum score of 5.5

IELTS : 5.5
TOEFL : 0
PTE : 0

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