BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting is an exclusive degree offered to Association of Chartered Certified Accountants students due to collaboration between ACCA and Oxford Brookes University (OBU)
ACCA is the global body for professional accountants offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification . As of May 2012, ACCA was one of the largest and fastest-growing global accountancy bodies with 154,000 members and 432,000 students in 170 countries. ACCA’s headquarters are in London with principal administrative office in Glasgow. ACCA works through a network of 83 offices and centres and more than 8,500 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide employee development. (Source: Wikipedia). ACCA aims to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. ACCA’s reputation is grounded in over 100 years of providing world-class accounting and finance qualifications, championing opportunity, diversity and integrity, and its long traditions are complemented by modern thinking, backed by a diverse, global membership.
BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting program has been jointly designed by OBU and ACCA. Students of ACCA are now automatically registered for this degree program when they enroll with ACCA. As soon as they have completed the Fundamental Skills papers (F1 to F9) of the ACCA’s professional examinations, and the Professional Ethics module, they may submit a “Research and Analysis Project” to OBU which will be assessed by the University Business School staff.
This collaboration offers ACCA’s students various opportunities such as:
- Gain a further prestigious award;
- Gain recognition of achievement within a professional development scheme/career path; and
- Establish a ‘firmer foundation’ to further professional development.