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Accounting Studies (Diploma)


Programme Description

The Diploma in Accounting Studies is available only to students from partner Chinese universities, with whom University College Cork signs a bilateral agreement under Statute 263 of the National University of Ireland. Having studied for three years at a partner Chinese university, students will study for one year at University College Cork, taking the diploma programme to the value of 60 credits as outlined below.

Programme Calendar

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Prepare financial statements for external users in accordance with international financial reporting standards.
  • Use accounting information for decision-making purposes within business organisations.
  • Identify alternative solutions to problems faced by accounting practitioners.
  • Choose the best solution from a set of viable alternatives.
  • Know how to organise information in a way that will maximise its benefits to users of accounting information.
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Year 1

For full programme requirements, please refer to the University College Cork Academic Calendar here

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Entry Requirements

To be admitted, students will normally be required to: 

  • successfully complete and pass credits equivalent to three full academic years' study of their degree programmes at a partner Chinese University with whom University College Cork has a bilateral agreement; and 
  • satisfy English language proficiency requirements as specified by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.
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