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I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.

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Course Code:
GC301
Title:
Accounting and Finance
College:
Griffith College. Limerick
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
3 Years

 

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This honours degree programme prepares students for a career in accounting and finance through the delivery of a relevant and up to date syllabus that will include interesting and pertinent case studies. Students will study the impact of EU Law on accountancy. In first year students take subjects that are common to the BA (Hons) in Business Studies. This model gives students the flexibility to adjust their career choices if necessary.



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Graduates of this programme may wish to pursue postgraduate studies on our MBA programme. They can also gain substantial examination exemptions from the following professional accountancy bodies: ACCA, CPA, and ACA.

While typical careers focus on the world of finance and accounting in particular, any aspect of the business arena is open to graduates. A significant advantage is the many exemptions from the professional exams for which graduates of the course are eligible. Students who do not wish to focus on a career as an accountant will find numerous opportunities in banking, stockbroking, currency trading, management, insurance or positions in the financial sector.
 

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2013 Points

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