Teaching Council of Ireland (TCI) requirements. ONLY relevant for students wishing to pursue a career in 2nd level teaching. All other students should ignore.
Students who wish to pursue a career in 2nd level teaching, with Business as one of their teaching subjects, are required by the Teaching Council of Ireland (TCI) to complete 10 ECTS in Accounting and 10 ECTS in Economics (as well as at least 60 ECTS in Business) in order to be able to teach Business Studies at Junior Cert and Leaving Cert level. This is only relevant for students who wish to pursue a career in 2nd level teaching, that is, for students that will take the required postgraduate Teaching qualification after their Arts degree award.
During the second year of your programme, all Arts students have the option to take Accounting in semester one and semester two. The semester one Accounting module (AC210) is compulsory and MUST be taken by all students unless students have studied Accounting as one of their other first year Arts subjects. The semester two module in Accounting (AC211) is optional and should be chosen to ensure students attain the required 10 ECTS in Accounting during their Business as a subject in Arts programme. If you have already attained 10 ECTS in Accounting, then you must NOT take any further Accounting modules during your Business in Arts programme.
During semester one on the second and third year of your programme, all Arts students have the option to take an Economics module: EC101a in semester 1 of year 2; EC102 in semester 1 of year 3. These Economics modules should be chosen by students to ensure attainment of the required 10 ECTS in Economics (required by TCI) during their Business as a subject in Arts programme. If you have already studied Economics and have the required 10 ECTS in Economics, then you must NOT take these Economics options on the Business in Arts programme.