ACCA paves the way to a BSc from a top UK University

The latest global innovation from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) provides students with the opportunity to obtain a BSc Honours in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University ,while studying for the ACCA qualification. The Oxford Brookes BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting is a highly regarded qualification as the University is rated as one of the top new UK Universities.

This valuable initiative enables students to obtain a BSc Honours degree in Applied Accounting upon successful completion of the fundamental papers of the ACCA examinations plus a research and analysis project and key skills statement, which is submitted to the University for assessment.

The BSC (Hons) in Applied Accountancy offered by the Oxford Brookes University (UK) was designed to recognize the quality of the ACCA professional qualification and provide students with the opportunity to gain an internationally recognized academical qualification, while taking their ACCA examinations. It covers both Management and Finance qualification and is a well rounded approach to Finance. It is not only Management sector drive but is based on practical, professional, employer-driven accounting requirements and enables students to prove that not only have they mastered the knowledge required for the degree, but 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, one will have the 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 analyze 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 organization; 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 recognized 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 possesses 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 and alumnae who live and work in more than 150 countries across the globe, making this qualification the perfect choice for aspiring financial professionals irrespective of whether they intends to remain in Sri Lanka or travel around the world.

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