Why take this course?
This course is a challenging one-year taught programme aimed at preparing business graduates for entry into the accountancy profession. The programme earns generous exemptions from Chartered Accountants Ireland, in that they gain exemption from the CAP 2 series of examinations, and from CPA Ireland, who offer graduates exemptions from 11 out of the 15 examination papers through their FastTrack programme.
There will be a relatively small number of students on the programme. This will enable you to gain outstanding support from lecturers. Full-time study enables you to develop a real depth of knowledge without the pressure of work.
If you have a degree in accounting or a general business with an accounting specialisation and would like to pursue a career in accounting, then this programme has been designed with you in mind.
What will I experience?
On the programme, students will share experiences and knowledge to maximise learning. AIT has an outstanding record of staff/student engagement which creates a brilliant learning environment.
The programme is intensive with a strong emphasis on self-directed learning.
Modules concentrate on the core accounting modules: management accounting, financial reporting, auditing, taxation and financial management. Students also undertake case studies which involve real-life scenarios incorporating different aspects of accounting.
There is no requirement to complete a dissertation. However, a small project is undertaken.
Minimum Entry Requirements: 2.2 honours relevant degree.
Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance
Strategic Management Accounting
Integrated Case Studies
Personal and Professional Development
1 year full-time.
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What opportunities might it lead to?
Most of our graduates initially pursue a career in an accounting practice rather than industry. The majority gain employment with the Big 4 firms.
The vast majority qualify as accountants within 2 years upon graduation and can expect to rise to more senior executive level, in private industry, in the public and private sectors, and in education.
AIT has developed very strong links with accounting practices across the country and the reputation of our past graduates is excellent and we have no doubt future graduates will achieve similar recognition.