For many students, the rewards and prestige offered by a career in money management make it an attractive path to pursue. A degree in Accounting & Finance is a major step towards achieving that goal. It is a popular choice with students who want to move directly into a career in accountancy as well as those who recognise the value of an accounting degree in a wider business management context. The Accounting & Finance programme provides comprehensive education in the quantitative, computational and analytical skills required in the business world. Students learn about the role and operation of accounting in a range of contexts, informed by current thinking and research in the discipline. The course also offers exceptional exemptions from professional bodies' examinations and is a major stepping stone towards an ACCA qualification.
Aims & Objectives
On graduation from this programme students should have the ability to:
Display an excellent understanding of the theory and techniques used by professional accountants and financial managers.
Practice the analytical skills, theoretical knowledge and management techniques required in a wide variety of accounting and business related careers.
Apply financial models and techniques to business decision-making problems at both operational and strategic environment level.
Display and use transferable skills in a variety of business contexts.
Proceed in a highly competent manner to further postgraduate or professional studies in the areas of accounting and finance.
Students on this course will gain an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of accounting and finance from both Irish and international perspectives as well as a strong understanding of business, legal and taxation issues and practices. As the course progresses, the emphasis shifts from foundation knowledge to in-depth study of particular areas of the major accounting, business and finance disciplines with a greater emphasis on independent work and on the development of a critical and analytical approach to the subject matter. This gives students the confidence to critically evaluate information and opinions along with the ability to produce and interpret technical financial data and reports.
Students holding a relevant certificate, ordinary degree or other relevant qualifications may qualify for entry to the second or third year of the degree programme.
Graduates from this programme often use it as a fast track to professional accountancy qualifications, availing of their entitlement to exceptional exemptions from ACCA etc. Those graduates who enter employment immediately usually find well-paid jobs very quickly. Former students from this programme are employed worldwide in a range of business, accounting and finance positions. They work in tax, audit and general accounting firms as well as multinational blue-chip companies and small and medium-sized enterprises across a range of industry sectors.
DBS is an ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner - the highest academic teaching status awarded by the professional body.
In recent years our students have won over 1,000 prizes and placings at national and international level in external professional accountancy exams.