• Course Code

    MT 942

  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:

    Honours Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BBus (Honours)

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

Course Duration:

4 years (8 semesters)

Course Summary

This four year honours degree programme offers an advanced specialist education in Accounting; providing a firm base for either further academic study, a career in business or for the pursuit of a professional qualification with one of the accountancy bodies. MTU offers Accounting students the benefit of small class sizes initially which assists with a smoother transition from second level. MTU accounting lecturers have professional qualifications and relevant industry experience.

Admission Requirements:

For admission to a programme, standard applicants must

  • score the necessary CAO points and
  • meet the minimum entry requirements

Leaving Certificate in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects. The six subjects must include Mathematics, and either English or Irish. Mathematics must be at least Grade O4/H7.


Info re MTU Cork Campus Mathematics Exam only:
Some students who apply to MTU courses may not achieve the required entry standard in Mathematics through the Leaving Certificate. For such applicants, MTU offers a second chance to reach the required entry standard through a MTU Mathematics Exam. This second chance facility allows applicants (depending on their results in the MTU Mathematics Examination) to gain entry to courses with an Ordinary Leaving Certificate Mathematics entry standard, and (with a higher level of performance) courses with a Higher Leaving Certificate entry standard. Please click here for more information.



Recorded November 2021

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.


Accounting & Information Systems

For information of Fees/Student Grants/Scholarships and financial assistance, please click here



MT 942 Course Location: MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

The accounting function provides timely, relevant and accurate information to the management of the business. This information is also used to assess the financial ‘health’ of the business and to make plans for the future. Accountants are involved in making many decisions necessary for the efficient operation of a business. Therefore, a well-run accounting function is critically important to the long-term management of a business.


Further Studies

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Upon successful completion of the Honours Degree, graduates with excellent exemptions from the professional accountancy bodies can enter industry or practice (i.e. work for an accounting practice).


Suitably qualified graduates may apply to the MTU Master of Science in Applied Accounting which is offered on a part-time study mode basis. Graduates of this MSc programme will have one further year of training with their employer, after which they will be eligible to apply for membership of CPA Ireland.


Honours degree holders who achieve the specified level of academic performance are eligible to apply for a postgraduate course of study, both at MTU and at other third level colleges in Ireland and abroad


Question Time

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

What do I need to do after qualifying in MT 942 to become an accountant?
After attaining your BBus (Honours) in Accounting, you need to fulfil the additional requirements of the accountancy body with which you wish to qualify. This typically requires 3 to 3½ years relevant work experience in conjunction with additional professional examinations.


Will I receive exemptions from the main professional bodies?
Yes. The BBus (Honours) in Accounting currently has excellent exemptions for Chartered Accountants Ireland, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and Certified Public Accountants. These exemptions ensure that our graduates can minimise the number of exams necessary to qualify as an accountant after completing this honours degree.


If I did not study Accounting at Leaving Certificate, can I study Accounting MT 942?
Yes. You do not have to have studied Accounting as all modules in year 1 assume no prior knowledge of content.


What career options are available other than a professional accountant?
Accountancy is a relevant background for any career in business. Many leading CEOs have an accountancy qualification. Accounting graduates can work in management, finance, insurance, banking, risk and compliance, project management, management consultancy, teaching, and lecturing.


Graduate Profiles


Laura O'Callaghan
Financial Analyst


“I graduated from the Accounting degree in 2011. It was a great place to study as all the lecturers get to know you. The exemptions I got from the course were definitely a benefit to me when I was looking for my first graduate position. I was well prepared for the working world and professional accountancy exams. I am now a qualified ACCA accountant working as a financial analyst in Eli Lilly.”



David Coughlan


“Accounting has afforded me the opportunity to work with KPMG and experience the role of an accountant in a large practice and transition to working in industry with PepsiCo. Accounting offers endless opportunities in the types of roles you can undertake within a company or practice. One of the best decisions I've made was choosing CIT andf studying there has played a massive role in helping me to get to where I am today.”

Full details of the modules on this programme of study are available by clicking the following link

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting CR400

Potential Areas of Employment

  • Accountant in Practice
  • Accountant in Practice
  • Accountant in Industry
  • Banking/Finance
  • Business Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Purchasing & Procurement
  • Self employed/Entrepreneur
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Teaching and Lecturing


Career Opportunities

Graduates from MTU Cork accounting programmes secure employment within accountancy practices and also as accountants in industry. Prior graduates have secured training positions with “Big 4” accountancy firms (PwC, KPMG, EY, and Deloitte), and with medium and small accountancy firms. Industry employers include Apple, Dell Technologies, Dairygold, Kerry Group, Quintas, Musgrave Group, South Western Services (SWS), Financial Control Outsourcing Services (FCOS), PepsiCo, Bank of New York Mellon, and State Street Bank.

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


EU Applicants must apply via the CAO - please click on the link above.

Non-EU Applicants - please click here for how to apply.

CAO 1st Round:

Entry 2022: Round 1 309 Round 2 290

CAO Cut off:

CAO Average:

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