DIT students win ACCA prizes for performance


(left to right):  Changhua Duan (DT366/3 Student); Ms Katherine Moore (ACCA); Kevin Jordan (DT366/3 Student); Dr Joseph Coughlan (Head, DIT School of Accounting & Finance)

28 February 2013: The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) visited the DIT College of Business to talk about opportunities for accounting, and non-accounting, students to become ACCA qualified. The majority of students in Ireland who continue to professional qualification in accountancy, do so through ACCA. ACCA also sponsor the prize for the best performance in Year 2 of the BSc Accounting & Finance at DIT in accounting modules and the winners of the 2011/12 award were Ms Changhua Duan and Mr Kevin Jordan.

Dr Coughlan, Head of the School of Accounting and Finance, welcomed Ms Katherine Moore from ACCA who spoke to two groups of students specialising in Accounting and congratulated the students who had achieved so highly in the second year of their degree. Praising the excellent results achieved, Ms Moore went on to outline the career paths open to students of DIT who go on to pursue ACCA qualification on completion of their degree programmes.

Dr Coughlan reiterated to students that their programme - the BSc Accounting & Finance (DT366) - is one of the few undergraduate degrees in Accounting that attracts the maximum nine exemptions from ACCA. The exemptions are
based on the student's final results and also on the specific modules studied. The level of exemptions is the same, or sometimes greater, than those granted to graduates of specialist Accounting Masters programmes from other institutions, he said.

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