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ACCA and University of London join forces to launch Masters programme

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has partnered with the University of London to offer a Masters programme to be made available to ACCA students and members around the world.

This marks the first time an accountancy body has joined with a university to enable students across the globe to gain a Masters’ degree and a professional accountancy qualification at the same time.

The Masters programme will be available from early 2016 and will be delivered through online and local institutional support, in association with UCL.

Further details relating to the routes for ACCA students and members will be available in March 2015.

Helen Brand OBE, ACCA chief executive said: “We are delighted to be the first professional accountancy body to be able to deliver this type of programme, meaning ACCA now directly offers choice from a complete suite of professional and academic qualifications.

“ACCA has a long history of working with academic partners and is proud of the opportunities these partnerships offer to our students and members. Consistent with this, providing global access to a prestigious Masters qualification as part of ACCA’s professional qualification will offer our students and members the opportunity to enhance their employability even further.

“Through our strong global relationships, we know that employers in many markets place a very high value on finance leaders having both a professional and a Masters qualification.

“We also know ACCA’s flexibility and portability are big factors for students when making their decision about which path to take, and ACCA, and the University of London have just increased that access and flexibility.”

Sir Adrian Smith FRS, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, said: “The University is pleased to partner with ACCA to offer this pioneering programme to ACCA students and members worldwide.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ellen Forster .

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