Accounting with Specialisms at Ulster University. BSc (Hons) Part-time, in Magee - 2022/23 entry year. (2023)


A unique course which enables you to specialise in a dynamic area of accounting and take your first steps to becoming a future business leader

The University regularly ‘refreshes’ courses to make sure they are as up-to-date as possible.

In addition it undertakes formal periodic review of courses in a process called 'revalidation’ to ensure that they continue to meet standards and are current and relevant.

This course will be revalidated in the near future and it is possible that there will be some changes to the course as described in this prospectus.

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This course will enable you to distinguish yourself from other accountancy graduates by also acquiring a specialism in taxation, management or analytics.

This course is heavily accredited and is the course for you if you wish to obtain a premium accountancy degree with a difference. You will be able to graduate with one of the following:

  • BSc Hons Accounting with Taxation or
  • BSc Hons Accounting with Management or
  • BSc Hons Accounting with analytics.

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About this course

In this section

  1. About
  2. Attendance
  3. Start dates
  4. Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  5. Academic profile


If you are interested in following a career in accountancy or in going on to obtain professional accounting qualifications prior to entering a career in finance or business then this course is suitable for you. This course is accredited by the major accounting bodies including Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Upon graduation, you have the opportunity to gain maximum exemption from the above mentioned professional body examinations. The level of exemptions available will depend on the specialism route you select and your achievements in your modules. As the Ulster University Business School at Magee has strong links with the accountancy and taxation bodies, you will be guided on the best choice of modules to suit your career aspirations. This course offers you the option of undertaking a paid placement year in a range of local and international locations or you can opt to study abroad for a year.

The Department of Global Business and Enterprise has strong ties with the major professional accountancy and taxation bodies. All accounting staff in the department are members of professional accountancy bodies including:

  • Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI)
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA)
  • The Irish Taxation Institute (ITI)


The programme can be completed in two to nine years, depending on the level of entry. For example, if you have completed a relevant sub-degree programme such as a Foundation degree or an HND you may be eligible for up to 240 credit points of exemption and therefore could complete the final 6 modules within one and a half years. However, if you are joining the programme at level 4 (year 1) entry with no exemptions then to complete all 18 modules (360 credit points) on the programme will take anything from four and a half years to nine years, depending on your pace of study.

Weekly Attendance
Class-based modules – one three hour session per week per module (either morning, afternoon or evening session) across each 12 week semester.

Start dates

  • September 2022

The content for each course is summarised on the relevant course page, along with an overview of the modules that make up the course.

Each course is approved by the University and meets the expectations of:

Attendance and Independent Study

As part of your course induction, you will be provided with details of the organisation and management of the course, including attendance and assessment requirements - usually in the form of a timetable. For full-time courses, the precise timetable for each semester is not confirmed until near the start date and may be subject to change in the early weeks as all courses settle into their planned patterns. For part-time courses which require attendance on particular days and times, an expectation of the days of attendance will often be included in the letter of offer. A course handbook is also made available.

Courses comprise modules for which the notional effort involved is indicated by its credit rating. Each credit point represents 10 hours of student effort. Undergraduate courses typically contain 10- or 20-credit modules and postgraduate course typically 15- or 30-credit modules.

The normal study load expectation for an undergraduate full-time course of study in the standard academic year is 120 credit points. This amounts to around 36-42 hours of expected teaching and learning per week, inclusive of attendance requirements for lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical work, fieldwork or other scheduled classes, private study, and assessment. Part-time study load is the same as full-time pro-rata, with each credit point representing 10 hours of student effort.

Postgraduate Masters courses typically comprise 180 credits, taken in three semesters when studied full-time. A Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) comprises 60 credits and can usually be completed on a part-time basis in one year. A 120-credit Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) can usually be completed on a part-time basis in two years.

Class contact times vary by course and type of module. Typically, for a module predominantly delivered through lectures you can expect at least 3 contact hours per week (lectures/seminars/tutorials). Laboratory classes often require a greater intensity of attendance in blocks. Some modules may combine lecture and laboratory. The precise model will depend on the course you apply for and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. Prospective students will be consulted about any significant changes.


Assessment methods vary and are defined explicitly in each module. Assessment can be via one method or a combination e.g. examination and coursework . Assessment is designed to assess your achievement of the module’s stated learning outcomes. You can expect to receive timely feedback on all coursework assessment. The precise assessment will depend on the module and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.

Coursework can take many forms, for example: essay, report, seminar paper, test, presentation, dissertation, design, artefacts, portfolio, journal, group work. The precise form and combination of assessment will depend on the course you apply for and the module. Details will be made available in advance through induction, the course handbook, the module specification and the assessment timetable. The details are subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.

Normally, a module will have four learning outcomes, and no more than two items of assessment. An item of assessment can comprise more than one task. The notional workload and the equivalence across types of assessment is standardised.

Calculation of the Final Award

The class of Honours awarded in Bachelor’s degrees is usually determined by calculation of an aggregate mark based on performance across the modules at Levels 5 and 6 (which correspond to the second and third year of full-time attendance).

Level 6 modules contribute 70% of the aggregate mark and Level 5 contributes 30% to the calculation of the class of the award. Classification of integrated Masters degrees with Honours include a Level 7 component. The calculation in this case is: 50% Level 7, 30% Level 6, 20% Level 5. At least half the Level 5 modules must be studied at the University for Level 5 to be included in the calculation of the class.

All other qualifications have an overall grade determined by results in modules from the final level of study. In Masters degrees of more than 200 credit points the final 120 points usually determine the overall grading.

Figures correct for academic year 2019-2020.

Academic profile

The University employs over 1,000 suitably qualified and experienced academic staff - 59% have PhDs in their subject field and many have professional body recognition.

Courses are taught by staff who are Professors (25%), Readers, Senior Lecturers (20%) or Lecturers (55%).

We require most academic staff to be qualified to teach in higher education: 82% hold either Postgraduate Certificates in Higher Education Practice or higher. Most academic staff (81%)are accredited fellows of theHigher Education Academy (HEA) by Advanced HE - the university sector professional body for teaching and learning. Many academic and technical staff hold other professional body designations related to their subject or scholarly practice.

The profiles of many academic staff can be found on the University’s departmental websites and give a detailed insight into the range of staffing and expertise.The precise staffing for a course will depend on the department(s) involved and the availability and management of staff.This is subject to change annually and is confirmed in the timetable issued at the start of the course.

Occasionally, teaching may be supplemented by suitably qualified part-time staff (usually qualified researchers) and specialist guest lecturers. In these cases, all staff are inducted, mostly through our staff development programme ‘First Steps to Teaching’. In some cases, usually for provision in one of our out-centres, Recognised University Teachers are involved, supported by the University in suitable professional development for teaching.

Figures correct for academic year 2021-2022.

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Here is a guide to the subjects studied on this course.

Courses are continually reviewed to take advantage of new teaching approaches and developments in research, industry and the professions. Please be aware that modules may change for your year of entry. The exact modules available and their order may vary depending on course updates, staff availability, timetabling and student demand. Please contact the course team for the most up to date module list.

In this section

  1. Year one
  2. Year two
  3. Year three
  4. Year four
  5. Year five

Year one

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Year: 1

Status: C

The module establishes a strong foundation for students as they undertake the study of accounting. As such, the module identifies, develops and assesses a range of skills that are important within the context of double entry book-keeping, preparing financial statements, undertaking financial reporting and performing detailed analyses supporting aspects of the internal financial management of a business entity.

Digital Accounting and Analytics

Year: 1

Status: C

Digital technologies for accounting and finance have advanced rapidly. Digital accounting has a major impact on how organisations collect, process, control and analyse accounting and financial data. This module offers students an opportunity to evaluate different digital accounting software packages for the purpose of ensuring they meet an organisation's needs.

Introduction to Finance, Taxation and Ethics

Year: 1

Status: C

A knowledge of professional responsibility and ethics, finance and taxation are essential for students intending to pursue a career in Accounting and are an essential part of most financial and economic decision making. This module provides a foundation for future modules which will build upon the fundamentals covered in this module.

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Academic and Business Analytics Skills

Year: 1

Status: C

The module establishes a solid foundation for students as they make the transition to become effective learners at third level and beyond. As such, the module identifies, develops and assesses a range of skills that are important for academia and business. The module provides and introduction to the business analytical skills which are necessary to address challenges and opportunities in the current global business environment.

Year two

Financial Accounting I

Year: 2

Status: C

The form and content of published financial statements; profit and loss account; balance sheet; cash flow statements; introduction to group accounts; analysis and interpretation of financial statements; regulatory framework of accounting.

Management Accounting

Year: 2

Status: C

An important role of management accounting is to present accounting information to assist managers to plan, make decisions and measure performance. Key elements of practice in the discipline include approaches to costing, use of management accounting information, absorption costing, marginal costing, breakeven analysis, decision making, budgeting, standard costing, variance analysis, investment appraisal, statistical approaches, activity based costing and ethical issues.

Principles of Management

Year: 2

Status: C

This module introduces the fundamental concepts of management and cognate topics, including the business environment, business ethics, motivation, problem solving and decision making, planning, human resource management, organisational structure, change and innovation, and operations and quality.

Students will acquire an understanding of the issues and challenges facing managers in both domestic and global environments.

Principles of Economics

Year: 2

Status: C

This module introduces students to the fundamental concepts and principles of economics and provides an essential underpinning for more advanced study of economics and economic issues.

Year three

Managerial Finance

Year: 3

Status: C

Managerial Finance in an international context, Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Currency Management, Business Valuation Issues, Interest Rate Risk Management, Corporate Restructuring, Takeovers, Dividend Policy, Market Based Accounting Research, Business mathematics. Issues in personal finance, financial planning, financial life cycle, personal financial investment and ethics.

Financial Accounting II

Year: 3

Status: C

The nature and purpose of accounting theory; the role of accounting regulation including the development of the latest accounting standards; contemporary issues in accounting; recent and future trends in financial reporting; accounting for transactions in financial statements and group financial statements.

Business Law

Year: 3

Status: C

The module deals with the main principles of the law of contract and law of tort as well as providing explanations of the legal structures within which businesses operate. These legal formats of business organizations are critically explored as are the methods whereby businesses are managed and analysed and how the external environment, in terms of legal regulation, impacts on the operation of businesses. The topics under examination provide a solid framework for understanding of the legal basis in which businesses operate and enable students to undertake further study of related Business and accounting subjects.

UK Taxation I

Status: O

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module provides an insight into the economic, legal and practical background to the UK taxation system and its application to personal, corporate, capital and business decisions.

Organisational behaviour

Status: O

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module will introduce the fundamental concepts of Organisational Behaviour and encourage students to develop an understanding of managing and developing people in a business context. The module will examine a range of theoretical approaches that will be used to help analyse and evaluate situations and issues relevant to behaviour within organisations.

Data Analytics for Business

Status: O

Year: 3

This module is optional

There is an increasing use of analytics in the current global business environment. Data analytics is an important part of this trend, as it gives insights into an organisations business performance and plays an important role in increasing the value of an organisation. Today's businesses need timely information that assists them to take important decisions within business scenarios. This module will give students a strong understanding which is becoming increasingly important as business and technology evolve.

Year four

Managerial Finance II

Year: 4

Status: C

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Managerial Finance in an international context, Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Currency Management, Business Valuation Issues, Interest Rate Risk Management, Corporate Restructuring, Takeovers, Dividend Policy, Market Based Accounting Research, Business mathematics. Issues in personal finance, financial planning, financial life cycle, personal financial investment and ethics.

Managing Financial Performance

Year: 4

Status: C

This module traces the development of management accounting theory and practice in the context of change in the modern business environment. The module examines the social, technological and international challenges to management accounting.

Professional Skills Development

Year: 4

Status: C

This module is designed to provide students with the necessary tool kit to lead their own professional credibility, during and after their under graduate study. It will provide an interactive and experiential learning environment for students whereby they can learn about the kind of business leader they want to become and how to achieve this

Taxation Policy and Practice

Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module provides insight into the theory, concepts, procedures and practices of UK taxation with particular focus on income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax and VAT.

UK Taxation II

Status: O

Year: 4

This module is optional

This module provides an insight into the economic, legal and practical background to the UK income, corporate, VAT and capital taxation systems and their application to business decisions and also a taxpayers family/personal decisions regarding asset transactions.

Year five

Leadership and Strategy

Year: 5

Status: C

This module equips students with an understanding of leadership dynamics and strategic vision in organisations and the challenges associated with leading organisations through strategic change. The module will examine a range of theoretical approaches that will be used to help analyse and evaluate leadership and strategy in organisations.

Audit and Assurance

Status: O

Year: 5

This module is optional

This module introduces the student to the conceptual and theoretical fundamentals of auditing combined with the practical application of auditing principles and the issues encountered in a financial reporting and audit environment. It identifies the skills that a professional auditor must have and how best to utilise those skills in the audit of economic sustainable profit and non profit organisations.

Advanced Data Analytics for Business

Status: O

Year: 5

This module is optional

This module is designed to introduce the student to advanced data analytic approaches used in business. The module students with the skills and knowledge to work with data and use predictive analytic and modelling techniques so to make evidence-based decisions around future business trends.

Standard entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

In this section

  1. A level
  2. English Language Requirements
  3. Exemptions and transferability

A level

To apply for the part-time programme you must satisfy the general entry conditions for the University, which requires that you hold a GCSE (or equivalent) at C or above in Maths and English and that you satisfy the Course Committee that you are capable of study at Higher Education Level.

The traditional two ‘A’ levels are not normally a prerequisite for participation in this course. If you are a mature applicant who lacks formal academic qualifications, you may be admitted to the course if you can satisfy the Course Committee of your ability to complete the course satisfactorily. Exemptions may be granted from parts of the course where you already hold a higher academic or professional qualification providing evidence of relevant previous studies.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

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Exemptions and transferability

The majority of students enter this programme in year 1 – Level 4. However, applicants who provide evidence of previous relevant successful study may be considered for entry to level 5 of the programme. Exceptionally applicants may be considered for entry at Level 6. The transfer will normally be admitted with exemptions depending on prior accredited knowledge.

There is a facility for transfer to other undergraduate degree programmes depending upon the nature of the subject matter of the other degrees and academic achievement.

Students who transfer from another university can present module information. Ulster can consider giving them module exemptions on a like for like basis for prior studies.

Careers & opportunities

In this section

  1. Graduate employers
  2. Job roles
  3. Career options
  4. Professional recognition
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Graduate employers

Graduates from this course are now working for:

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • EY
  • Deloitte
  • Moore Stephens
  • CITI
  • Northern Ireland Civil Service

Job roles

With this degree you could become:

  • Trainee Chartered Accountant
  • Trainee Management Accountant
  • Trainee Chartered Tax Adviser
  • Office Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Trainee Chartered Certified Accountant

Career options

A degree in accounting with a specialism in taxation, management or analytics from Ulster University will help you to develop a wide range of skills such as analytical problem solving, teamwork, research, commercial awareness and organising and communicating information. The majority of graduates from the Ulster University Business School follow their degree with graduate careers in accounting, finance, taxation, auditing, analytics, economics, business, actuarial science, marketing, insurance, banking, finance or management both in the commercial and public sectors.

Accounting specialists with knowledge of the finance and the business environment are in great demand, providing they have the right skills and expertise. The combination of subjects you will study on this course will provide a sound basis for a career in many different areas of business such as accounting, finance, taxation or management in public, private or not-for-profit organisations. Due to the exemptions available, you will also be a step ahead in your professional accountancy training. On successful completion of this course, it may be possible for you to progress to a Postgraduate Diploma / Masters in International Accounting with Analytics.

Professional recognition

Chartered Accountants Ireland

Accredited by Chartered Accountants Ireland for the purpose of exemption from some professional exams.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.


Start dates

  • September 2022

Fees and funding

Module Pricing

The price of your overall programme will be determined by the number of credit points that you initiate in the relevant academic year.

For modules commenced in the academic year 2022/23, the following fees apply:

Module Pricing
Credit Points NI/ROI Cost GB Cost International Cost
120 £4,629.60 £9,249.60 £15,360
60 £2,314.80 £4,624.80 £7,680
30 £1,157.40 £2,312.40 £3,840
20 £771.60 £1,541.60£2,560

NB: A standard full-time undergraduate degree is equivalent to 120 credit points per year.

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Student achievements on the BSc Hons Accounting with Specialisms are recognised by a number of prizes and awards. Sponsors of the prizes and awards include EY, AVEVA, CIMA, Bank of Ireland, MLMG Chartered Certified Accountants, J.G. Carlin & Co. and Shaun McAteer and Co Ltd. Some of these awards offer students valuable practical work experience in the accounting, finance and business world.

Additional mandatory costs

It is important to remember that costs associated with accommodation, travel (including car parking charges) and normal living will need to be covered in addition to tuition fees.

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses (in addition to tuition fees) we make every effort to highlight them above. We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals, as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free Wi-Fi are also available on each of the campuses.

There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as a part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs, as well as tuition fees.

See the tuition fees on our student guide for most up to date costs.


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Throughout my time at University I have transitioned from being completely lost as to what career path to take, to becoming determined and focused on qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. This stems from the dedicated, approachable, caring and knowledgeable accounting team at Magee. The support and guidance I have received as a student and an alumni have far surpassed my expectation. The accounting lecturers go above and beyond their call of duty and I couldn't recommend Magee highly enough to study Accounting.
Megan Kehoe (Trainee Chartered Accountant with Moore NI)

Studying accounting with taxation at Ulster University's Magee Campus gave me a head start for my future career in accountancy and also in my personal development. The friendly and supportive atmosphere is second to none. All my lecturers knew me by name and they were all very supportive. The accounting team on the Magee Campus are all professionally qualified accountants and so their experience helped me and my fellow classmates work out how we would like to shape our careers.
Anna Ryan (Trainee Chartered Accountant with Deloitte, Ireland)

When doing my A Levels I knew I wanted to study accounting. I had heard positive reports about how enjoyable and engaging it was to study accounting at Magee. Having worked hard, I achieved the A Level results and I can safely say I made the right choice in study accounting at Magee. While at Uni, I built up a great network of friends, many of whom are now on the same professional career journey as me. I opted to do the placement year while at Uni and it really paid off as this led to me having my graduate job in KPMG secured, before I even completed my degree. The experience of the accounting and taxation lecturers at Magee was crucial to my success and their support and guidance has meant that I entered the working world with my best foot forward.
Owen McGirr (Trainee Chartered Accountant with KPMG)

The best thing about studying accounting at Magee is choosing your specialism. I chose taxation and it was definitely the best option for me. Magee is the only university in Northern Ireland which allows you to graduate with a speciality in taxation and it definitely does give you a competitive advantage when applying for graduate jobs. It also gives you a major head start on the taxation module that you will study during your CAP2 exams if you decide that you want to follow the Chartered Accountant route with ACCA. The campus at Magee is also a bonus, the new building attached to the library was my favourite place to be for lectures during final year.
Alison Tosh (Trainee Chartered Accountant Ross Boyd (Belfast) Limited)

The best thing about studying Accounting with Specialisms at Magee was the support received from the lecturers. Not only in passing the modules of the course, but also putting into perspective what you need to pass your professional accounting exams, if that is what you are considering. The course was small enough that your lecturer knew who you were and you also knew all the students in your course. They also give you advice on what employers are looking for in a graduate and how you can develop your skills to match. The opportunity to do a placement year in Ireland or abroad is also great!
Nicole Quiambao (Assistant Tax Advisor People Advisory Services, EY)

For me, I found the specialism element of the course to be highly beneficial as I got the chance to explore the topic of taxation, which not only developed my understanding of the area, but also allowed me to distinguish myself from other business and accounting students when it came to seeking employment. Placement allowed me to put what I had learned in my first two years at Ulster University into practice and I gained real-world experience within the accountancy profession, it also allowed me to secure my graduate employment. The accounting department at Magee are very supportive toward students. Lecturers are very easily accessed both during and after lectures and through email outside of class hours.
Amy Stewart (J.G. Carlin & Co. Limited)

While at university there are many opportunities to secure a placement or graduate job. I was lucky to secure a graduate job with KPMG following a summer placement I undertook before commencing my final year of study. With a number of guest speakers sharing their stories with us and the support of the career guidance centre staff I was educated on the many doors that were open to me once I had completed my degree.
Shaun Kelly (Tax Associate, KPMG, Dublin)

Apart from the Professional skills development module, there have been countless opportunities and introductions to prospective employment, which many students here at Magee avail of. Personally speaking, I secured a graduate job halfway through my second year, this provided me with a tremendous sense of security and allowed me to focus solely on my exams in final year. In fact, all my peers are currently employed in graduate roles.

There is a vast list of reasons that I could mention when enticing prospective students to opt for Magee. However, one stands out for me and it is the strong relationship between lecturers and students which has developed a close-knit community. I cannot count the amount of times that our lecturers have run extra classes on their own time to ensure complete understanding of a topic. This extra support offered by lecturers is not just purely for academics. My lecturers have given me advice on numerous occasions about my career and how to conduct myself in a professional manner. I am sure this extra guidance played a part in securing the job I am sitting in today.
Anthony Gill (Trainee Chartered Accountant, GMcG Chartered Accountants)


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While all CPAs are accountants, not all accountants are CPAs. In fact, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and CPA licensure data, only about 50% of accountants in the United States are actively licensed CPAs.

Is accounting harder than finance? ›

Generally speaking, people consider accounting majors to be more difficult to study and pass than finance majors. And there are a few different reasons for this. The content of accounting majors is, on average, much more technical than for finance majors, and this can make it more difficult.

How do I become a CPA without a degree in accounting? ›

How to get a CPA without an accounting degree
  1. Review your state's requirements. ...
  2. Complete the right coursework. ...
  3. Get the necessary job experience. ...
  4. Take the CPA exam in your state. ...
  5. Meet any additional CPA requirements. ...
  6. Check mobility guidelines for your CPA license. ...
  7. Renew your CPA license as required.
Jan 22, 2021

Is accounting a lot of math? ›

Accounting isn't hard-core math. It's basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Possibly some light, entry-level algebra, but that's it. You don't have to understand calculus.

Do you have to be good at math to be an accountant? ›

It may come as a surprise, but math, though important, is not necessarily the main skill you will need in accounting. Mastering basic math formulas will be important, but other skills will also help you toward success.

What is the best career in accounting? ›

With this in mind, here are the top seven accounting careers for 2022 (with salary estimates from Glassdoor):
  1. Auditor. ...
  2. Information and Technology Accountant. ...
  3. Senior Financial Analyst. ...
  4. Forensic Accountant. ...
  5. Managerial Accountant. ...
  6. Controller. ...
  7. Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Dec 16, 2020

What is the easiest branch of accounting? ›

Cash Method

The cash accounting method is the simplest method. When money comes in, revenue is recorded.

What is the starting salary for an accountant? ›

Find out what the average Accountant salary is

The average accountant salary in Ireland is € 55 000 per year or € 28.21 per hour. Entry-level positions start at € 45 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to € 67 500 per year.

What is a passing grade in accounting? ›

To pass a CPA Exam section, you must score a minimum of 75.

What GPA is required for CPA? ›

Undergraduate degree with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 / 4.3.

What is a good CPA score? ›

The AICPA scores the Uniform CPA Examination on a weighted scale of 0 to 99, where a 75 or greater is a passing score. Candidates' target score release dates depend on their “testing window”, or the period in which they sat for the CPA Exam.

What is the minimum GPA for Big 4 accounting? ›

The Big 4 do have Minimum GPA Requirements

At some schools like Texas and BYU they are only 3.2. At other schools, the GPA requirements typically are between 3.5 and 3.7 minimum. That is because the big 4 receive tons of candidates from those other schools with really high GPAs.

Which specialization has highest salary? ›

Three of the most paid MBA specialisations include- MBA in Business Analytics, MBA in Finance and MBA in Entrepreneurship. The salaries for each of these disciplines broadly lie in the range of 70,000 USD to 90,000 USD or 60,00,000 INR to 90,00,000 INR per annum.

What business degree is in most demand? ›

Business is the most common major across all bachelor's degrees conferred, and business majors are among the most in-demand graduates [1, 2].
  1. Finance. ...
  2. Accounting. ...
  3. Business administration and management. ...
  4. Logistics and supply chain management. ...
  5. Management information systems. ...
  6. Marketing.
Jan 9, 2023

Which business specialization makes the most money? ›

The highest-paying business majors include marketing, finance, and international business. Management and human resources management also rank in the top five business majors with the highest salary potential.

Which business structure pays less taxes? ›

Typically, an LLC taxed as a sole proprietorship pays more taxes and S Corp tax status means paying less in taxes. By default, an LLC pays taxes as a sole proprietorship, which includes self-employment tax on your total profits.

What are the three types of businesses in accounting? ›

There are three common types of businesses—sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation—and each comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Here's a rundown of what you need to know about each one. In a sole proprietorship, you're the sole owner of the business.

What are the 3 branches of business? ›

By understanding the 3 branches, and applying appropriate levels of focus to each, you can give yourself the edge that means the difference between success and failure. You can ensure that your business has a fighting chance. It all comes down to these: smarketing, product development, and customer service.

How do I choose a business category? ›

To add or edit your primary category: On your computer, in the “Primary category” box, enter and select the category from the options that show up. To add an additional category: Select Add another category. Then, in the “Additional category” box, enter and select the category you want to add.

What are the 5 core areas of a business? ›

If these five things sound simple, it's because they are.
At the core, every business is fundamentally a collection of five Interdependent processes, each of which flows into the next:
  • Value-Creation. ...
  • Marketing. ...
  • Sales. ...
  • Value-Delivery. ...
  • Finance.

Which type of business is best to start? ›

Here are some of the interesting business ideas in India for setting up a small business:
  1. Automobile repairs. ...
  2. Tiffin service. ...
  3. Electronics repair. ...
  4. Blogging as a small business. ...
  5. Private tutoring. ...
  6. Pet-care service. ...
  7. Educational mobile apps. ...
  8. Bake the cake.

Is it hard to get into Ulster University? ›

Ulster University acceptance rate is nearly 80%. As Ulster is one of the top three percent of universities in the world, the applicant should meet the minimum eligibility requirements set by the university council. If the applicant meets the needs and clears the interview, they can easily get into the university.

What is Ulster acceptance rate? ›

What is Ulster University's acceptance rate? lster University's acceptance rate is 81%.

Which city is best for international students in Ireland? ›

Dublin is the best student city in Ireland

It is considered a global city and is the heart of Irish education.

What is the Ulster problem? ›

Unionists and loyalists, who for historical reasons were mostly Ulster Protestants, wanted Northern Ireland to remain within the United Kingdom. Irish nationalists and republicans, who were mostly Irish Catholics, wanted Northern Ireland to leave the United Kingdom and join a united Ireland.

Is Ulster University a good university? ›

Ulster University is ranked 601 in World University Rankings by Times Higher Education and has an overall score of 4.3 stars, according to student reviews on Studyportals, the best place to find out how students rate their study and living experience at universities from all over the world.

Is Ulster University Catholic or Protestant? ›

The ethos of Maintained schools is underpinned by the practice of Catholic faith.

What is the number 1 University in the UK? ›

The University of Oxford continues its domination as the top university in the UK for 2021.

What is the top 1% University in the world? ›

The University of Oxford tops the ranking for the seventh consecutive year.

What is the #1 public university in the US? ›

1. University of California—Los Angeles. UCLA has an A+ ranking in almost all of the categories that Niche rates. With a fairly small acceptance rate of 17%, the school's the most popular major is economics.

How long does accountant course take? ›

Are you wondering how long does it take to complete an Accounting degree and become an Accountant? Depending on the results you obtained at the end of your matric year and the degree course you choose, many degree options require 4-5 years before completion of your degree at college or university.

Is accounting 2 or 4 years? ›

Associate's and bachelor's degrees in accounting lead to different career options and have slightly different coursework. Associate's programs typically take two years to complete, while earning a bachelor's degree usually takes four years.

What is a 2 year accounting degree called? ›

An associate degree in accounting is a two-year degree that can help students start their careers in accounting, and it is offered by community colleges, technical colleges, business schools, and through online programs.

How long is a basic accounting course? ›

The fall and spring semesters often last 16 to 18 weeks, though classes might also be offered on a condensed schedule in the spring and summer. Some online accounting courses mirror the schedule of on-campus classes, with 16 weeks of coursework, including a final exam.

What are the top three skills every good accountant has? ›

Top Skills of an Accountant
  • Ability to Prepare Financial Statements. ...
  • Knowledge of General Business Practices. ...
  • Ability to Analyze Data. ...
  • Critical Thinking Skills. ...
  • Accounting Organizational Skills. ...
  • Time Management Skills. ...
  • Written and Verbal Communication Skills. ...
  • Continual Learning.
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Is accountant hard to study? ›

Intensity of the courses and rigorous topics - Accounting courses are rigorous and most students find themselves in daunting studies to prepare themselves well, taking diverse courses in accounting, business, economics and mathematics.

Which bachelor degree is best for accountant? ›

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Management.

Who gets paid more finance or accounting? ›

Based on NACE data, those who had a bachelor's degree in finance tend to have slightly higher starting median incomes than those with accounting degrees. In 2023, the median starting salary for finance majors was $61,456. On the other hand, the median starting salary for accounting majors was $53,444.

What is the lowest degree in accounting? ›

Bachelor's programs will typically be more selective than associate's programs, but in order to become an accountant, a bachelor's in accounting is usually the minimum requirement, whereas bookkeepers and accounting clerks typically start with an associate degree in accounting.

What is the highest degree in accounting? ›

PhD and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in accounting are both doctoral degrees in accounting and simultaneously the highest degrees in accounting. These two degrees take a good amount of work—around four to five years—to complete and are considered a big accomplishment for accountants.

What is the highest qualification of an accountant? ›

A plethora of options and the choice is yours :

The highly demanded accounting qualifications are ACA (Association of Chartered Accountants), ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), and the US CPA (Certified Public Accountant).

Is there a lot of math in accounting classes? ›

Accounting isn't hard-core math. It's basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Possibly some light, entry-level algebra, but that's it. You don't have to understand calculus.

How much is an accountant paid in Canada? ›

How much does a Accountant make in Canada? The average accountant salary in Canada is $58,990 per year or $30.25 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $48,750 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $79,615 per year.

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