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CPA certificate in business & accounting

Overview

The CPA Certificate in Business & Accounting offers a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and practices of business management with an emphasis on accounting. This course is aimed at students beginning their studies or career in business, or employees who wish to formalise their learning in the workplace. No previous qualifications are required to study the CPA Certificate in Business & Accounting Students who successfully complete the certificate programme can progress their CPA studies through exemption from the first stage of the four stage programme of study and training to become a fully qualified CPA accountant.


The CPA Certificate in Business & Accounting is aimed at students beginning their studies in business or employees who wish to formalise their learning in the workplace

Awarding Body

Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland)

Course Length

One academic year: September to May

Course Delivery

Flexible online option

Examinations

Online assessments in December and May each year

Subjects
  • Management in Organisations
  • Accounting
  • Business Law & Professional Ethics
  • Economics & Business Planning

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate Students (under 23 years of age)

It you do not have a higher level qualification and are under 23 years of age, you may qualify for entry to CPA through the Leaving Certificate.

To qualify for this entry route, a student must obtain a pass in at least six subjects, three of which must be Grade C or higher in three higher level papers. Two of the six subjects must be English and Maths.

Mature Students (23 years of age or over)

If you do not have a higher level qualification and are over 23 years of age, you may apply for registration as a CPA student.

To qualify for this entry route a student must be 23 years of age or older. Your Birth Certificate must be submitted to the Institute along with your application to register as a student.

Benefits

  • Following successful completion of all four exams, the student is awarded a Certificate in Business and Accounting accredited by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland.
  • Holders of the certificate may then continue their studies and pursue a professional qualification in accountancy.
  • Full exemptions from all CPA Fl exams are available to successful students.
  • Flexible e-learning option available.
  • Modular exams allowing students to spread the workload evenly across the academic year and progress at their own pace.
  • Access to expert student support.

Where can you study?

Available online via Griffith College Dublin.

CPA offers easy access to further education and a professional accountancy qualification, opening a wide range of career options for me". Pauline Vozz, CPA student

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