Degrees of success with ACCA

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The demand for finance professionals has never been higher and it is growing every minute. Armed with a powerful qualification, you will be set on the fast track to the top of any organisation. It gives you an opportunity to make a difference, as finance is the life blood of any organisation.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification is designed to provide the accounting knowledge, skills and professional values which will deliver finance professionals who are capable of building successful careers across all sectors and is the largest and fastest-growing international accountancy body with 404,000 students and 140,000 members in 182 countries.

The BSC (Hons) in Applied Accountancy offered by the Oxford Brookes University (UK) was designed to recognise the quality of the ACCA professional qualification and to provide students with the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised academic qualification, whilst taking their ACCA examinations. The ACCA qualification covers both Management and Finance qualification and is a well rounded approach to Finance and is not only Management sector driven.

The Oxford Brookes BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting is a highly regarded qualification, which is based on practical, professional, employer-driven accounting requirements. It enables students to prove that not only have they mastered the knowledge required for the degree, but that they have the key skills required by graduate employers.

The combination of ACCA’s experience in global accountancy and the renowned quality of Oxford Brookes’ Business School has resulted in this degree programme being designed for the international business environment of the future, fully supported online through the Virtual Campus.

On completing the degree programme, you will have demonstrated a capability to: Critically evaluate accounting concepts and principles and their application in solutions to practical accounting problems, prepare financial statements of entities, including groups of companies, using relevant financial information, accounting techniques and standards; and to analyse and interpret such financial statements, use relevant management accounting techniques with cost information, for planning, decision-making, performance evaluation and control, within different business settings, apply financial management techniques to issues affecting investment, financing, and dividend policy decisions of an organisation, understand the general legal framework, and apply specific legal principles relating to business, including taxation legislation as applicable to individuals, single companies and groups of companies, and explain the process of carrying out the assurance (audit) engagement and its application in the context of the professional (audit) regulatory framework.

Oxford Brookes University’s reputation has been recognised through the award of a national, multi-million-pound Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning.  In an independent assessment of teaching quality, the Business School was one of only two in the country to achieve the maximum score (24/24) across more than one subject area.

By gaining the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting, awarded by Oxford Brookes University, it will not only demonstrate to potential or existing employers that one possess all the relevant graduate skills to equip them  for a brilliant career in accounting and finance, but that it is from a university that has a reputation for excellence.  

As a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, one will automatically become part of a diverse network of over 100,000 fellow alumni who live and work in more than 150 countries across the globe, making this qualification the perfect choice for aspiring financial professionals - whether one intends to remain in Sri Lanka or travel the world.