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New ACCA pathway speeds professional qualification for MSc Finance students

11 December 2015

MSc Finance students at Lancaster will now be able to gain ACCA Professional-level qualifications more quickly, thanks to additional accreditation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

The programme has been designated an ACCA Approved Professional Partnership Programme in recognition of the fact that several of the Masters modules are closely aligned to the content of the ACCA syllabus at Professional level – the second tier of ACCA qualification. 

Those who have already passed all the ACCA Fundamentals stage exams when they join the Finance MSc will be able to register with the ACCA and then follow a special pathway through the programme that provides suitable tuition for two key ACCA exams in the important areas of governance, risk and ethics (ACCA paper P1) and advanced financial management (ACCA paper P4).

“Given that the ACCA is known and respected throughout the world, many of our students want to add ACCA qualifications to their CV, so having a stepping stone to achieving this whilst on their Masters degree will be extremely beneficial for them,” says Professor Greg Pawlina, Director of the MSc Finance.

 “We have always worked closely with the professional accounting bodies to ensure that what we teach on our degrees is in line with what will be needed by industry professionals, and we are therefore delighted that this has once again been recognised by the ACCA.”

The new pathway will be available to those joining the programme in October this year. For further details of the scheme, see ACCA Pathway.