The first group of graduates to complete the University of London master’s route to ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) membership are looking forward to future opportunities afforded through having two world-renowned qualifications. Made possible through an innovative partnership between ACCA and the University of London, the MSc in Professional Accountancy is the only integrated master’s programme with an accountancy body at a professional level in the world.
Jane Towers-Clark, head of university education at ACCA, says: ‘The first group of graduates through our integrated masters with the University of London have provided very positive feedback about the self-study programme. Online learning has allowed us to give access to individuals globally the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to have successful careers in finance and accountancy. We are proud to have created this unique programme which allows learners to gain the ACCA Qualification and an MSc in Professional Accountancy at the same time at a fraction of the cost of traditional masters.’
Speaking about his experience of being the first to be awarded the integrated masters and ACCA Qualification, Muhammad Abrar Siddiqui, Faysal Bank Limited, Pakistan says: ‘Being able to complete a masters in a short period of time and the opportunity to study a range of thought provoking subjects is what attracted me to the MSc in Professional Accountancy. Completing the award has allowed me to broaden my knowledge of emerging and developing markets at the same time as giving me insight and direction on how to develop research skills. One of the key strengths of the programme is how greatly informative it is. It offers a great understanding of current accountancy issues. I have been able to improve my career prospects through learning how to become a better problem-solver and decision maker. I found the tutorials for the modules to be well planned and would recommend the courses to fellow students of accountancy.’