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There is no special talent required to do what I do and there are many capable of doing it. The first requirement is an ability to communicate with people, including listening skills. The second requirement is common sense. Unfortunately that can't be learned or purchased - you either have it or you don't. The third requirement is an interest in people.
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GY207
Commerce - Accounting

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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450

2014 Points

450

Change from 2013: 

10

Points History:

2013 - 440
2012 - 420
2011 - 420
2010 - 410
2009 - 455
2008 - 450
2007 - 455

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Accounting is the process of taking financial data, analysing it, and presenting it in reports that can be easily interpreted by others. This is crucial for businesses, where managers don?t always have training in finance, but need this information to make informed decisions.

This degree is specifically designed to begin the specialised accounting education of the student at an earlier stage in their studies, and to bring the accounting degree students to a higher and more comprehensive level in their educational development for an Accounting career.


 
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GY207 - Commerce - Accounting
NUI Galway

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GY207 - Commerce - Accounting
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This is a well tried path towards a career in accounting and related disciplines. If, however, you have already decided that accountancy or a related discipline (taxation, finance, etc. ) is the career path for you, then this course may be more suited to you.



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