Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting

This course offers one of the fastest routes to achieving a professional accounting qualification. After three years you will hold an honours degree in accounting and in addition the course currently attracts full exemptions from CAP1 examinations with Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) and generous exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Certified Public Accountants (CPA).

This course is highly commended by all of the professional accountancy bodies.

The key skills built into the course will mean you are well-grounded and prepared for a career in accountancy, or further study:

  • Business finance, accounting and reporting
  • Taxation
  • Management principles and strategic management
  • Business law, economics and human resource management
  • Marketing and enterprise
  • Personal financial services

Graduates from this stimulating and challenging course will be competent to work in the finance function of any organisation, large or small, both in Ireland and internationally. Many graduates will work in banking and financial services or may chose a teaching career; such is the broad range of options open to students.

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*New Common Points Scale

The new Leaving Certificate Common Points Scale from 2017 is not directly comparable with the scale that was in existence from 1992 to 2016.

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Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

A minimum of two C3’s at higher level is required. Mature applicants will be interviewed and assessed on an individual basis.  The study of accounting at leaving certificate is not required as all subjects will be delivered from first principles. Median CAO points in 2017 were 382


Career Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

CIMA Global CIMA Ireland is delighted to announce the commencement of an internship programme with the school of business at Institute of Technology Sligo. This programme aims to provide summer work-placements with employers and CIMA members, to IT Sligo undergraduate accounting students. Details can be found here.

Career Opportunities

The majority of graduates from the BA in Accounting will progress to a professional accounting qualification. Most of the recent graduates are either on master’s programmes; some sponsored by employers or are in training contracts with local and national accounting and consultancy companies.

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What are my further study opportunities?

Masters opportunities and professional exemptions

What subjects will I study?

Did you know?

One of the fastest routes to professional accountancy.

Who do I contact?

Fergal Keane,
Head of Dept. of Business.

For further information, contact:

Admissions Office
T: 353 (0) 71 931 8510