BB in Accounting (add on)

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Points Required N/A
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Addon
  • Duration 1 year

Course Summary

We have designed this course primarily for those who have a previous qualification in Accounting, such as the Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting. This one year add-on course leads to the award of an ordinary degree in Business/Accounting. It aims to equip you with advanced knowledge of Accounting that may, if you wish, provide a route into professional accountancy. 


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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO courses at ATU Sligo are available for download below:

This add on programme was developed as a progression route from the Higher Certificate in Accounting currently paused for entry on the CAO however students may gain advanced entry to this accounting add on if they can demonstrate a competence in accounting i.e. a student who has completed an accounting technician course could be admitted to the L7 add-on in accounting and then the L8 add-on. 

Students from Higher Certificate in Business can move across to this Add on but they would have to attempt two additional modules from BA year 1 to ensure they qualify for the professional exam exemptions when they qualify.

This L7 add-on is identical to Year 2 of the BA in Accounting, the L8 add-on is the same as year 3 of the BA in Accounting, giving students a 4 year route.


Career Opportunities

Previous graduates have progressed to careers as accountants, financial analysts, investment managers and in banking. You will be able to fill any of these roles, and feedback from industry tells us graduates from this programme are highly regarded in industry.

Further Study

The majority of our students progress to an honours degree such as the Bachelor of Business (Hons) taking the accounting and finance stream at IT Sligo. You then have the option to study for professional accounting examinations with one of the professional bodies, such as the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.