GMIT Prospectus 2021/22

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting (Level 8)

Code: GA181 Level: 8

Why study Accounting? Accountants are required by every business in every industry, providing expert business advice as well as managing the businesses economic activities and financial information. This three-year, Level 8 programme offers a direct pathway into a full-time career in accounting, and it also offers graduates opportunities in a range of business careers including, financial services and management consulting. Lecturers on this programme are highly qualified professional accountants with considerable lecturing experience, some acting as examiners and lecturers for the professional accounting bodies. They maintain very close links with all of the professional bodies, as well as with industry. The programme is regularly updated, in accordance with professional body and employer requirements.

What are my career opportunities? The programme prepares students for employment in the accounting function of industry and commerce and with firms of professional accountants as well as other financial services employers including multi-national companies. There are many different types of accounting roles including financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, and tax accounting. Today accountants play a very strategic role within businesses.

Postgraduate Studies GMIT honours (Level 8) qualifications are recognised worldwide for postgraduate entry.

What will I study?

Student experience

Year 1: • Financial Accounting • Management Accounting • Micro/Macro-Economics • Information Technology • Learning and Innovation Skills • Business Mathematics • Computerised Accounting Packages • Management Principles & Business Environment

Year 2: • Financial Reporting • Financial Management (Managerial Finance and Investment Decisions) • Business Law • Marketing for Accountants • Management Accounting (Performance Management and Decision Making) • Introduction to Irish Tax • Corporate Law • Tax 2 • Operations & Project Management • Ethics & Corporate Governance • Professional Development • Strategic Management • Tax • Auditing

David McNamara Upon graduating from GMIT, I began my training with the accountancy firm Russell Brennan Keane, in their Athlone office. I am currently in the midst of preparing for upcoming CAP2 Chartered Accountant exams. I can definitely say that the course in

GMIT provided me with an excellent foundation for meeting the demands of my role as a trainee accountant. The course is quite comprehensive, everything that I am studying now at professional level has previously been covered during my time in GMIT. My favourite modules to study was Management Accounting. I liked the challenge they posed, using logic and numerical competency to solve problems. The big benefit for me in studying in GMIT is the smaller class sizes. This lends itself towards a more focused learning environment. Nothing comes easy in the Accounting programme, but a small group of people working hard and getting the best out of themselves made my journey in GMIT an enjoyable one.

Year 3: • Corporate Reporting • Financial Management (Corporate Finance) • Management Accounting (Strategic Management)

Learning Opportunities Focus on Employability Skills for Accountants including communication, problem solving, computerised accounting, IT, and project management. Professional Development is a module to prepare you to get a job and commence your career as an accountant. Exemptions Advice and information on the professional accounting bodies is provided throughout the programme.

Places 40

Duration 3 years

School of Business

Campus Galway

Talk to us: Deirdre Lusby , Head of Department of Business and Accounting Tel: +353 91 742222 | E-mail: deirdre.lusby@gmit.ie

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