MTU Business Academy

ACCA Diploma in

Accounting and Business

Department of Organisation and Professional Development

ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business

Programme Details

In Brief

Department & School

Department of Organisation and Professional Development


MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork

Mode of Study


Method of Delivery

Blended (on campus and online)


One year, 2 evenings per week
(Tues 6pm - 10pm & Wed 6:30pm - 9pm)

Commencement Date

September 2024

Course Fee

€1,500 (excludes examination fees)



Programmes - ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business 2


Martin O’Sullivan
T: +353 (0)21 433 5900


The Diploma is suitable for those aspiring to work or already working in the following types of roles e.g. basic bookkeeping, trainee accountant in a commercial organisation or accounting practice, accounts clerk in public or private sector.

The Diploma in Accounting and Business is broadly equivalent to HND level/equivalent to the first year of a degree.

MTU has been awarded Gold Status as part ACCA Approved Learning Partners. Gold status is awarded to tuition providers who have demonstrated that they can meet a range of challenging performance targets set by ACCA.


Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business via Foundations in Accountancy can either …

– Transfer to the ACCA Qualification and commence their studies at F4 onwards of the ACCA Qualification, or

– Continue to study for the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Qualification. However, please note students who continue with the CAT Qualification will have to complete a further 6 CAT exams and gain one year’s relevant work experience. The CAT qualification involves completing 9 exams, three of which you will have completed as part of the Diploma in Accounting in Business, and one year’s relevant work experience.


  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Business and Technology
  • Foundations in Professionalism (offered entirely online via ACCA).

Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, and Business and Technology will be taught from October to May with examinations taking place in early June.


Students must register online with ACCA by December at – and also register directly with ACCA for paper-based exams.

Note: ACCA registration, exam and exemption (if applicable) fees are payable directly to ACCA. MTU fee to be paid on registration.

Note: Registration fees, annual subscription, examination fees etc. are payable to Professional Bodies for each of the accountancy courses. These are not included in the course fees quoted. Please take note of the closing dates for examination registration. Before accepting a place on this course, students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with MTU, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable).

Course Fee: €1,500 (excludes examination fees)

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the ‘apply now’ button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you, and you wish to accept it.

For more information on Fees, please visit the MTU Fees Website.

Martin O’Sullivan
T: +353 (0)21 433 5900

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