20 years in the making

ACCA is celebrating 20 years of its dual qualification with Oxford Brookes University, which enables students gain a globally recognised BSc (Hons) Applied Accounting degree and the ACCA qualification together.

ACCA and Oxford Brookes University jointly designed this unique programme, which can be achieved entirely remotely, to meet the requirements of a degree and a professional qualification.

Marking the 20-year anniversary of the partnership, Helen Brand, ACCA chief executive said: “ACCA is proud of our long-standing partnership with Oxford Brookes that equips our students for brilliant careers in accounting and finance. Our partnership not only enables our students to demonstrate to potential or existing employers that they possess all the relevant graduate skills, but that these have been gained from a university that has a reputation for excellence.

“The impact of Covid-19 may have raised anxiety about career opportunities, but a degree and a professional accountancy qualification remain a powerful combination, boosting employability and enhancing job prospects. Over the past two decades, this long-established distance learning option has helped thousands of students achieve their dreams of success.”

Students can apply for the degree once they have completed the Knowledge and Skills papers of the ACCA’s professional examinations, and the Ethics and Professional Skills module.

Globally, over 33,500 students have graduated from the programme to date.

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