Accounting & Finance Management

A Progressive Diploma course designed to prepare graduates for management careers in accounting and finance.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance Management provides advanced study of accounting and finance at postgraduate level, enabling learners to significantly extend their specialist knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices and enabling them to develop the skills needed for the increasingly complex global accounting and finance environment.

Why Study Accounting & Finance at Griffith College?
Our Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting & Finance Management programme is available on a part-time basis over a one-year period and aims to prepare graduates for careers in International Accounting and Finance Management.

- On completion of the taught programme, learners will gain up to nine exemptions from the ACCA foundation papers along with having the preparation to complete up to four professional ACCA examinations.

- Students will advance their functional management competencies in finance and accounting.

- Students will develop and refine transferable interpersonal and leadership skills which they can bring to the workplace

- Students will gain the experience of working in culturally diverse teams across a multicultural environment promoting a greater understanding of different business settings and contexts.

- A flexible study model gives students the option of part-time study with the possibility of choosing their own elective modules.

- A highly practical learning approach taught by a Graduate Business School lecturing team with outstanding industry experience.

- The part time programme is designed with the working professional in mind; study this course with a split between evening classes and weekend workshops.

- Finalist for Excellence in Education from the Irish Accountancy Awards 2020.

- Students have the opportunity to further their studies by progressing onto our MSc in Accounting and Finance Management.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this programme is a minimum of 2.2 honours undergraduate degree (level 8) in an accounting and finance-related discipline.

Non-business graduates with relevant work experience may apply on the basis of their experiential learning. Please contact the admissions team to find out more.

Subjects taught

Core Modules:
Strategic Performance Management
International Financial Reporting and Analysis
Advanced Audit and Assurance
Law and Corporate Governance
Strategic Financial Management
Research Methods
Business Consultancy and Analysis

Taxation (IRL)
International Tax Law
Digital Business
Portfolio Management
Managerial Economics
Regional Analysis
Leadership and Management Development


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance Management will consist of two/three semesters that will take place over 12 to 18 months.

The full-time programme is delivered over two semesters and classes will take place Monday-Friday, between 9am and 6pm.

The part-time programme is delivered over three semesters. Each semester will follow this structure:

Initial six weeks – three evenings per week, 6.30pm-9pm; online
Following six weeks – three weekend workshops, Saturday 10am-4pm (subject to change); on campus

Enrolment dates

Intake Dates
We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.
February 2020*
September 2020

*subject to sufficient numbers.

Post Course Info

Academic Progression
On completion of the Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting & Finance Management students may progress onto the MSc dissertation stage of the programme.

You can contact our admissions team to discuss what progression options are available to you.

Career Progression
Through the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance Management, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong foundation of communication and presentation skills, and covered a diverse range of topics. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

Financial Accountant
Audit Manager
Risk Analyst
Accounts Receivable Associate
Accounts Payable Associate
Finance Director
Investor Services Analyst
Procurement Specialist
Junior Management Accountant
Accounting Technician

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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