Prof. Diploma in Accounting
The Professional Diploma in Accounting (PDA) is designed to fast-track graduates who wish to pursue careers in accountancy or taxation, but whose primary qualifications are in areas other than accounting. In this sense, it is what we call a postgraduate "conversion" programme.
Accredited in 1982, the PDA is the longest established programme of its kind in the Republic of Ireland and attracts high-quality graduates from a wide range of disciplines including arts, engineering, law, education, science and business. It provides students with an excellent foundation in accounting and its related disciplines, bringing them to a high level of competence such that they are excellently prepared to commence the advanced examinations of professional accountancy and taxation bodies.
Graduates are exempt, in full, from the CAP1 examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Exemptions are also available from CIMA, ACCA, ICPAI and The Irish Taxation Institute.
Aims and Objectives:
The key objectives of the PDA are two-fold. Firstly, the programme aims to develop students' understanding of the conceptual underpinnings and practice of accounting.
Secondly, it strives to enhance students' problem-solving, analytical, critical thinking and independent learning skills so that they are equipped appropriately for challenging careers in dynamic professional and business environments.
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International Student Requirements: