Honours Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: TA_BAACC_B
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:240
Department:Accounting, Finance & Professional Studies
CAO Code:
  1. TA121

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)The programme aims to provide the graduate with an indepth knowledge and understanding of the theories and methods pertaining to the following business areas: Advanced International Financial Reporting & Audit Practice, Advanced Taxation, Strategic Management, International Corporate Finance, Business Ethics, Advanced Management Accounting, Business & Professional Communications,Business Modelling and Management Informations systems
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)The programme also aims to allow the graduate to be able to : have an up-to-date knowledge and understanding in a number of the core sub-fields of accounting and finance, with an awareness of the received business and regulatory environment and social reposnsibities;Demonstrate a knowledge that is integrated accross a number of the sub fields of accounting, finance,strategic management, taxation, auditing, ethics, innovation, communications and information technology
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)The Honours Degree Programme will develop the graduate's knowledge in accounting and finance in balance with the expertise necessary for its practical appplication in the field of accounting and finance. The graduate should be able to display a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of International Financial Reporting standard and the application of the standards to the preparation of limited compannies financial statements;Identify appropiate methods for creating, analysing and assessing a range of business opportunities / scenarios together with the capacity to apply ideas and knowledge to a range of situations;Construct Income Tax/Corporation Tax/ Other Tax computations and provide tax planning advice;Select appropiate Information Technology applications for business
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)The honours degree programme will develop the graduate’s critical analytical abilities in systematically addressing in-depth organisational business decision making, so that s/he can: a. Exercise judgement, to facilitate informed decisions on complex financial, management, technical and functional areas relating to businesses b. Critically analyse important business issues in relation to strategy development and implementation c. Analyse business environments and prepare options and scenarios to aid decision making in a business context d. Identify and evaluate advanced solutions to complex industry problems
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)On successful completion of this programme of study the graduate will be expected to be able to: a. Develop and demonstrate effective competencies in communication, problem solving, collaboration and research b. Analyse, interpret and manipulate data in pursuit of solutions to complex business problems c. Apply problem solving and creative thinking across a range of business sub-fields d. Contribute creatively to the process of business development e. Integrate knowledge from a range of subject areas and analyse information from a variety of contexts f. Critically understand the general ethical implications of job roles and responsibilities in a business and wider social context g. Critically evaluate and formulate considered opinions and solutions in relation to the functional areas of the organisation
PO6Competence - Role
 (a) On successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to: Work autonomously as a self directed individual Participate constructively (contribute, collaborate and direct, if so charged), in complex team environments across the core business areas Reflect on own practice and develop an understanding of the pressure of organizational roles Work as a member of a development team, recognizing the different roles within a team and the different ways of organizing teams. Interact effectively with staff at all levels of an organization. Design and manage small group projects. Manage issues involved in leading complex groups. Constructively criticize the work of others
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a) On successful completion of this programme the graduate will be expected to be able to : Recognize and acknowledge the limitations of his/her current knowledge, skill and competence and plan to transcend these limitations through further learning Select and apply appropriate research skills Evaluate own strengths and weaknesses Identify limitations of own knowledge Constructively criticize own work Manage one’s own learning and development, including time management and organizational skills Observe and learn from participation in complex and challenging strategic planning and decision making situations through the use of, for example, case analysis and project work Take responsibility for their own learning, as a culture of academic integrity, independence and high ethical standards is promoted throughout the programme Understand the full complement of stakeholders and business communities and to develop stakeholder sensitive business decisions Develop an awareness or the need for the continued enhancement of business competencies
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a) On successful completion of this programme the graduate will be expected to have the: Conceptual awareness that will enable them to knowledgeably question existing precepts and evolve an individual approach to work-based study and research Capacity to be socially and ethically responsible and develop a sense of own value system Capacity to draw complex information together and draw out policy implications Capacity to reflect on own practice and reorganise skills set in order to produce something new

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
FACC H1006 Financial Accounting 1
LAWS H1022 Principles of Law
FNBS H1000 Principles of Business 1
INFO H1019 Data Skills & Information Technology
CSKD H1000 Critical Skills Development
MATH H1013 Business Mathematics 1

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
FACC H1008 Financial Accounting 2
MATH H1011 Business Mathematics 2
LAWS H1023 Business Law
FNBS H1001 Principles of Business 2
INFO H1013 Data Technology in Organisations
ECON H1003 Economics 1

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
FACC H2003 International Financial Reporting 1
INFO H2014 Enterprise Systems & Processes
ECON H2010 Economics 2
MACC H2003 Management Accounting 1
LAWS H2008 Law of Employment & Business Formation
MKTG H2014 Marketing

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
FACC H2002 International Financial Reporting 2
INFO H2015 Business Processes and IS
FNCE H2002 Personal Finance
MACC H2005 Management Accounting 2
LAWS H2010 Company Law
PSYC H3002 Organisational Psychology

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
FACC H3003 International Financial Reporting 3
TAXN H3003 Income Tax
FNCE H3003 Financial Management
AUDT H3003 Auditing and Assurance 1
ETHC H3000 Business Ethics
INFO H3010 Business in the Digital Age

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
FACC H3005 International Financial Reporting 4
TAXN H3004 Business and Capital Taxes
FNCE H3004 Investment Analysis
AUDT H3002 Auditing & Assurance 2
COMM H3015 Professional Communications & Employment Preparation
INFO H3001 Accounting Information Systems & CAATs

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ACCT H4001 Advanced International Financial Reporting & Audit Practice
TAXN H4001 Advanced Taxation 1
FNCE H4001 International Corporate Finance 1
MACC H4005 Advanced Management Accounting 1
BPOL H4004 Strategy Formulation
Module Code Module Title
ACCI H4000 Accounting Information Systems & Reports
BKFS H4000 Banking & Financial Services

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
STMG H4001 Strategy Implementation
MACC H4003 Advanced Management Accounting 2
ACCT H4002 Advanced International Financial Reporting
TAXN H4002 Advanced Taxation 2
FNCE H4002 International Corporate Finance 2
STAN H4000 Strategic Business Analytics