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Is a student eligible to do his/ her Mba or any masters in Finance after completing Acca?

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October 29th 2013 AN ACCA USER 9,230 Points
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Yes you are eligible to do MBA or any other Masters degree once you have completed your ACCA exams.

However, different universities give different exemptions to ACCA Students, as I recal I have read that University of Central Punjab offers 6 months MBA to ACCA passed students. Means one semester only!

The thing is you can do Masters in after ACCA and can ask from the university you are interested in for the exemptions they offer to ACCA students.

Hope this answers your concerns well. Thank you!

March 2nd 2014 AN ACCA USER 480 Points
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That is true Shaun , also very few universities globally accept Oxford brookes Bs Hon degree . So it becomes a problem that how can we do Masters from a good university as we are left with a very limited choice. There are few in Malaysia offering masters in finance on basis of Bs hons degree from oxford , but they require 3 years work experience atleast.

November 4th 2013 AN ACCA USER 9,230 Points
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Hello habibah its great to hear you are eligible for a Mba programme being an Acca FINALIST. Please enlighten us with the university name and also the course duration of Your Mba. It would be very helpful for us all and very kind of you to share it . Thanks :)
November 11th 2013 AN ACCA USER 9,230 Points
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I am also confused by this point.Actually I have a friend who just got her offer from Birmingham using Oxford Brooks BSc Hon.She studied ACCA right after high school so I think maybe this is the info you need? But she told me she was rejected by one university...says it is not acceptable. I knew at least three people who has finished 14 of ACCA during their college and went to LSE for Master degree. Well, certainly they are excellent students in good universities in China.I am thinking about studying abroad, anyone get ideas about this? I mean like whether England schools are better because we are leaning ACCA? Thanks for sharing~

April 28th 2014 AN ACCA USER 570 Points
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I am pursuing MBA in USA and am an ACCA finalist. So i think options to advance academically are available
November 11th 2013 AN ACCA USER 280 Points 1 Flag
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hello Habibah, let me get this fact straight. did u use the ACCA affiliate certificate or Oxford brookes degree or both  to get admission into MBA? or u have another degree which you used? can u please explain so that some of us understand clearly
April 23rd 2014 AN ACCA USER 160 Points
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that is a good point, once we have completed the ACCA what is the next step, if we wish to continue academically.

I know that we have the option for the Oxford Brookes BaHons in Applied Accounting, but I'm not aware of any other options after the ACCA.

Good question.
November 3rd 2013 AN ACCA USER 430 Points
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Thanks Amman! For the information you have provided. It is interesting to know that University of central Punjab is offering this programme and I hope more good universities will on the basis of exemptions offer Mba or Masters prrogrammes in Pakistan. Recently I have heard NUML university is also offering Mcom degree to acca affiliates in 6 months which is a very positive change for Acca acceptability in Pakistan.
March 3rd 2014 AN ACCA USER 9,230 Points
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University of Punjab has withdraw the exemption to ACCA affiliate and students , almost two years ago , Now i think they offer only to ACCA member

which is also case to case basis
May 1st 2014 AN ACCA USER 1,280 Points
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I hold MBA from UTEM & found out ACCA still valuable compared to a MBA certificate.
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May 1st 2014 AN ACCA USER 260 Points
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i need this information too

February 23rd 2017 AN ACCA USER 17,850 Points