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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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Accountancy & Taxation
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Claims Broker
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EU Auditor
EU Financial Manager
Fund Accountant
Fund Administrator
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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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