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Accounting - Conversion Programme

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response.

Applications are invited for this intensive one year full-time conversion programme for non-accounting graduates wishing to pursue a career as professional accountants.

Holders of the award receive significant examination exemptions from the main professional accountancy bodies operating in Ireland and will be well prepared for the latter stages of their programmes. (Details of exemptions will be found in the relevant accounting body’s literature or website).

Who Should Apply?
Conversion Programme:
Aimed at non-accounting graduates wishing to pursue a career as professional accountants. Those successfully completing this programme gain attractive exemptions from the examinations of the main accounting bodies operating in Ireland.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an honours bachelor degree (minimum of 2.2 honours or better) in a discipline other than accounting. Due to competition for places on the programme, firm offers will be made to candidates on an 2.1 or higher and offers will be made to 2.2 graduates should there be places available.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.


1 year full-time. Up to 20 hours per week.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Graduates of the PgDip Accounting get a full exemption from CA Proficiency 1 (CAP1) examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland subject to performance in specific modules in the programme. Graduates also get exemptions from modules F1 to F5 inclusive plus F7 and F8 of the ACCA syllabus subject to performance in specific modules in the programme.

Most graduates pursue careers as professional accountants (either practising or in industry/commerce) following appropriate training.

Further enquiries

Ms Margaret Fitzsimons
Assistant Head of School of Accounting & Finance
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2
T: 01 402 7070
F: 01 402 3003

Subjects taught

•Financial accounting
•Management accounting

•Business information systems
•Business Law
•Financial management
•Management science


Graduates will be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

School of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business, DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

Assessment method

By written examination.

Application date

Closing Date: 30th April 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2017.

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