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  • 1. Higher Diploma in Accounting & Corporate Finance A Challenging Postgraduate Higher Diploma Higher Diploma in Accounting and Corporate Finance Programme Objectives:  A one - year full-time programme  Focused on the study of Accounting and Finance.  Enhances the employment prospects in the Accounting and Financial services areas.  Prepares graduates for study at Masters level  Graduates eligible to apply for the UCC MBS in Corporate Finance and Accounting
  • 2. Entry Requirements Graduates from any discipline who have at least Second Class Honours Grade 2 in their primary degree, and who have not already studied a significant amount of Accounting/Finance are eligible to apply. Candidates with equivalent educational and/or professional qualifications may also be considered Programme Structure Students are required to undertake 40 credits: from the core subject areas Financial Accounting, Management Accounting & Business Finance A further 20 credits to be selected from a choice of subject areas Core Subjects Financial Accounting: Students will study issues such as the recording of accounting data; the measurement of profit; the preparation of accounting reports; the regulation of corporate financial reporting and the effects of accounting regulations on published financial reports Management Accounting: Students will study models of short term and strategic decision-making; resource planning and operational budgeting in organizations; performance measurement and the analysis of variances; product/service costing and the use of costing information to produce competitive advantage. Business Finance: Students will study how investment decisions are made; how risk affects financial decision-making; the efficiency of the stock market; how companies decide how much to borrow and what dividends to pay; how firms raise finance and the role of the investment banker
  • 3. Optional Subject Areas – 20 credits to be selected from the following: Management Securities and Investments Business Finance Taxation Management Accounting Law Information Systems Some Frequently Asked Questions Who is eligible to apply for this programme? As this programme is designed to cater for the needs of students with little or no accounting/finance knowledge, no previous exposure to either discipline is required to participate in this programme. Students who have taken 30 credits or more of accounting and/or finance courses in their primary degree programmes are not eligible to apply. What will my employment prospects be like after completing the programme? On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be equipped for careers in the Accounting and Financial services area. Graduates will also be able to avail of a number of exemptions from the professional accountancy bodies, should they wish to pursue this career option. Alternatively, graduates will also be eligible to pursue Masters Level qualifications in Accounting and Finance. Graduates of this programme can apply for the MBS in Corporate Finance and Accounting, which is offered by University College Cork. Further information – contact details:
  • 4. Mr. Peter Cleary Department of Accounting, Finance & Information Systems Room 3.08 O’Rahilly Building University College Cork, Cork, Ireland Email See also - All applications for the Higher Diploma in Accounting & Corporate Finance for EU students must be made through the Postgraduate Applications Centre website at the following address - - course code CKI01 The closing date for completed application forms for EU students is 1st July, 2006. Non-EU student applicants should refer to the International Education Office in UCC - Further information on the application process is available from: Ms. Carol Power + 353 21 4902829 Postgraduate Admissions Registrars Office University College Cork, Cork, Ireland