Accredited by: Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
Students on this course learn to: Evaluate, contrast, criticise and judge the fundamental and advanced theories, concepts, principles, methods and techniques of accounting and research; develop and demonstrate the critical abilities of analysis, interpretation, evaluation and judgement; lay a meaningful foundation for further research and study and self-directed, life-long learning; develop the ability to exercise strategic judgement and to choose and apply techniques in the analysis and interpretation of information; assess and contrast the impact of decisions; evaluate and criticise current practices and issues and assess the strategic impact of these issues.
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
Athlone Institute of Technology
Modules concentrate on the core accounting modules: management accounting, financial reporting, auditing, taxation and financial management. Students also undertake case studies which involve real-life scenarios incorporating different aspects of accounting.
There is no requirement to complete a dissertation. However, a small project is undertaken.
An honours bachelor degree in accounting (minimum grade 2.2) or closely related discipline, together with the standard required in terms of listed prerequisites for specific modules within the curriculum. Prior to commencement of the programme, students undertake a two-day induction course. The induction course is an integral part of the programme which commences in early September each year.