Mercury student receives First Class Honours for Oxford Brookes degree

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Bringing together a perfect recipe that spells success, The Mercury Institute of Management   has enough success stories of their students to prove their position as a leading institute in the market. Amongst  one of their most recent winners was Mirjalni Janarthanan who achieved the Sri Lankan Prize for ACCA Paper Business Analysis in the June 2013 ACCA Examinations and also achieved First Class Honors for the Oxford Brookes University BSc (Hons) in applied accounting and a Project Grading – “A”. Talking about her reasons for choosing this degree, Mirjalni said “I was looking for an accountancy qualification that was  globally recognized  and had all the important components that  gave better knowledge and understanding about various fields of accounting, such as  Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Financial Management, Corporate Reporting,  Corporate Law,  Business Analysis, Taxation and Audit .When I started looking at the various accounting qualifications,  I was consistently told that the quality of the ACCA qualification was above par and its international reputation was very strong.I chose ACCA as my first preference considering the fact that ACCA offered the Oxford Brooks BSC Honours degree in Applied Accounting, which enabled me to obtain both a professional and an academic qualification in one go.” Outlining her reasons for choosing Mercury Institute, she said “I wanted to study at the best. Mercury is the only tuition provider which is Platinum status approved by ACCA.So I had no hesitation in choosing them.” Speaking of the qualification itself and the knowledge she gained, Mirjalni pointed out “The qualification has given me an insight into  practical accounting problems, how to prepare financial statements of entities, an in-depth understanding of  accounting techniques and standards; the ability to analyze and interpret financial statements, how to apply financial management techniques to issues affecting investment, financing and dividend policy decisions of an organization, and explain the process of carrying out the assurance (audit) engagement and its application in the context of the professional (audit) regulatory framework.” Explaining about her experiences as a student of Mercury, she said “Mercury has a Certified Mentor for Oxford Brookes Research and Analysis Project, Mr. Thilina Ukwatta. He conducts effective mentor meetings and his excellent mentoring has guided many students to pass their Research and Analysis Project (RAP) with good grades. She further affirmed that “Mercury Lecturers were very effective by conducting lecturers using a two way communication method. They gave special attention to solve students’ issues on subject areas. The manner of delivery of the course was also excellent. All the lecturers were conducted in the form of tutes, power point presentations, clear explanation on essential practical corporate scenarios and additional notes when required.” Emphasizing further on the quality of education received at Mercury, Mirjalni stated “Mock exams were conducted after completing each section of study area and answers were discussed with the students. This helped me to assess my performance before sitting for the final exams. In addition Study texts, Revision Kits and Pass paper books were given to us by Mercury as a part of their services offered to student’s .Mercury Institute also has a good job bank that gives students the necessary assistance and opportunities for career development.” She concluded by saying “By gaining the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting, awarded by Oxford Brookes University, which is highly regarded by employers worldwide, puts me in a situation that will enable me to confidently apply for good positions in top companies, as I know it will give me a definite edge over other applicants with the kind of comprehensive knowledge I have obtained through this qualification.”