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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_BACCE_8
  • Field of StudyAccounting
  • Type of CourseHonours Degree
  • Type of QualificationBachelor of Business (Honours)
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date16th October 2020.
  • Level8
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus

The overall aim of the programme is to prepare graduates for a career in accounting and finance while also earning exemptions for the pursuit of a professional accounting qualification.


Course Fee: €215 per 5 credit module (inc. exam fee)


This is two year programme.


Stage 1 is delivered 3 nights per week from 6pm – 10pm for two semesters.


Stage 2 is delivered over two semesters and two summers. Each semester in Stage 2 involves 2 nights per week 6pm – 10pm. Each summer requires one night per week plus two Saturdays over a ten week period.


The programme will be delivered over 4 semesters and 2 summers commencing in September 2020 and finishing in August 2022.



ACCS is an acronym for “Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects”. This scheme allows students (for specified courses) – instead of studying an entire course – to study one or more modules of that course. Modules passed, are certified individually, and can be accumulated, leading to an award of Higher Certificate, Degree or Honours Degree.



Bachelor of Business in Accounting (Honours) (Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications)



Graduates with a Bachelor of Business in Accounting (Honours), with a H2.2 award or higher, may apply for CIT’s Taught Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategy.

Graduates may also use their Exemptions to progress to the Professional Accountancy Bodies.


Course Structure


The principal areas of study are:

  • Strategic Management
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Auditing
  • Taxation
  • Corporate Governance


Course Fee

€215 per 5 credit module (inc. exam fee)


Duration & Delivery

This is two year programme.


A Higher Certificate in Business with sufficient credits in Financial Accounting, Economics, management Accounting, Business Law and Business Mathematics & Statistics.


Graduates of Accounting Technicians Ireland will require bridging studies in the areas of Economics, Marketing, Mathematics, and Business.



Graduates of the Institute of Accounting Technicians in Ireland or equivalent.


To Apply

  • Online application is open for course commencing September 2020.

  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €450 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

    Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.

  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.

For detailed information on modules please see our Modules Website


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Course Details

Part-time Information

  • All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 


  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.  For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl
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