The BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting is a prestigious degree that is issued to students of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) to students and is delivered in collaboration between the ACCA and the Oxford Brookes University (OBU).
The ACCA is a global community of accounting professionals. The ACCA is one of the largest and fastest growing global accounting communities, and as of May 2012, it has more than 154,000 members and 432,000 students from 170 countries all over the world. The ACCA headquarters is in London, UK, and their administrative offices are in Glasgow. The ACCA operates via a network of 83 offices and more than 8,500 Approved employees providing employee development all over the world, (Wikipedia). The ACCA’s objective is to provide excellent first – choice business qualifications to people from all over the world that aim to get a career in accounting, financing, and management. The ACCA has a long tradition of providing first class accounting and finance qualifications, always striving for integrity, diversity, and opportunity, and its more than 100 year tradition is accompanied by the modern way of thinking and the international membership.
The BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting program has been designed by a collective effort by both OBU and the ACCA. All the students of ACCA are eligible for this degree when they enroll with ACCA, and after their completion of the Fundamental Skills papers (F1 to F9) and the Professional Ethics module, the next step in obtaining the ACCA degree is their submission of a Research and Analysis Project (RAP) to OBU, where it will be evaluated by the University Business School.
There are various opportunities that are in the grasp of ACCA students, like:
- The opportunity to get a prestigious future;
- The opportunity to get future recognition while developing a professional career;
- Large opportunities for further professional development.