One year conversion programme in accounting for non-accounting graduates.
The Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting (PDA), which has been running in GMIT since 2010, is designed to fast-track graduates who wish to pursue careers in Accountancy or Taxation.
It is a one year "conversion programme" aimed at non-accounting graduates from disciplines such as Arts, Computers, Education, Engineering, and Science. Business or Commerce graduates, who have not majored in Accountancy, may also find the programme beneficial.
The PDA is a dedicated post-graduate course. The small class size facilitates greater interaction for students with lecturers who are experts in their respective fields; this results in an excellent learning environment. Click here to see lecturer profiles.
Successful completion of the course will give graduates full CAP1 exemptions from Chartered Accountants Ireland, seven of the nine Fundamental ACCA papers and three of the four part 1 Irish Tax Institute papers.*
Upon successful completion of this course graduates may be entitled to exemption from the CAP 1 stage of the Chartered Accounting Ireland qualification and seven of the nine fundamental papers with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Guidance is provided in relation to the professional accounting bodies and their requirements.