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Accounting (BBus) Common Entry (CR021)

  • Course Code

    CR 021

  • Field of Study

    Accounting

  • Type of Course:

    Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BBus

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

Course duration:

3 years (6 semesters)

Admission Requirements:

For admission to a programme, standard applicants must
• score the necessary CAO points and
• meet the minimum entry requirements

Leaving Certificate in five subjects i.e. Grade O6 or H7 in five subjects

The five subjects must include Mathematics, and either English or Irish.
 

Work Placement

Formal work placement (minimum of 15 weeks) is an integral element of the course and takes place in Year 3.

Leaving Cert Subjects:

Helpful subjects are Accounting, Business, and Economics.

Course summary

If you would like a broad range of business topics, with the opportunity to choose a specialism such as Business or Accounting or Marketing at a later stage, you should apply for CR 021.

Further studies

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting

Department(s)

Accounting & Information Systems

Further Study Courses

Suitably qualified graduates may transfer to the final year of the

 

Students who successfully complete Year 2 of this programme and do not wish to progress to Year 3 will receive the Higher Certificate in Business.


Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus

Business brings together Management, Marketing, Accounting, Communications, and applications of Information Technology. Business courses aim to provide a broad business education with many opportunities to specialise. The courses are designed to be employment oriented. They are structured to give an interesting variety of topics, choice of specialist areas and choice of levels of qualifications, and they also provide the necessary skills for those seeking to set up their own enterprises.

Students applying under CR 021 share a common Year 1 and then choose their preferred Degree at the end of Year 1. This gives students the opportunity to study business subjects before deciding on the stream they wish to follow. Students can choose from the following Degree programmes:

  1. Bachelor of Business (Level 7)
    This Business programme provides the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute effectively within a business and management setting and is designed to provide a solid foundation for success in a business career.
  2. Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting (Level 8)
    The Accounting programme focuses on the specialist education and training necessary to enable graduates to gain employment in an Accounting/Financial capacity in any business sector. At the end of Year 1, students can choose the Accounting Stream. On successful completion of Year 2, students can transfer to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting (Level 8) programme.
  3. Bachelor of Business in Marketing (Level 7)
    The Marketing programme focuses on the concepts, theory, processes and techniques of Marketing necessary to function in marketing, sales or customer service roles with particular emphasis on the skills required within the digital economy.

Further Studies

For details, see http://business.cit.ie
Subject to availability of places and specialisation, suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for entry to Year 4 (final) of:
> Bachelor of Business (Honours) (Level 8)
> Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing (Level 8)

A large proportion of graduates progress onto postgraduate studies. The Bachelor of Business Honours degree (Level 8) satisfies the degree requirements of the Teaching Council. As with other recognised degrees, a postgraduate programme of Initial Teaching Education, accredited by the Teaching Council, consisting of two years full-time study or 120 ECTS credits must subsequently be completed to be eligible for registration with the Teaching Council.

Question Time

What is the advantage of doing the Common Entry?
If you would like a broad range of business topics, with the opportunity to choose a business specialism such as Business, or Accounting or Marketing at a later stage, you should apply for CR 021. If, however, you are confident that Accounting or Marketing is your preference, you should consider applying for the relevant Level 8 course (i.e. CR 420 BBus (Honours) in Marketing or CR 400 BBus (Honours) in Accounting) which specialises in that area from Year 1.

Is there a European language requirement for the course?
No, however, students who pursue French as an elective in Year 1 are expected to have completed a French Course at Leaving Certificate Level.

Will I be at a disadvantage if I did not study Business or Accounting in the Leaving Certificate?
No, the core fundamentals of Accounting and Business are delivered in Year 1.


Accounting graduates obtain employment in areas such as banking, computing, insurance or general management. Many graduates obtain positions as accounting trainees, completing professional accountancy examinations on a part-time basis while in employment.


Application for this course are processed by the
Central Applications Office (CAO)

CAO 1st Round:

296

CAO Cut off:

CAO Average:

Ms Caroline O'Reilly, Head of Department
caroline.oreilly@cit.ie
021 4335923