PETALING JAYA: Aspiring accountants can soon obtain their Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accreditation while studying for their degree at the same time – through a partnership between the group and KDU University College.
Both parties inked a memorandum of understanding here yesterday, paving the way for a new three-year programme at KDU in which students can take up conditional exemption papers for the ACCA qualification in the final year of their Bachelor of Accounting degree studies.
ACCA chief executive Helen Brand said the programme was the first of its kind in Malaysia.
“The unique aspect of it is the embedding of the ACCA syllabus into the degree programme. This will allow students to finish with a degree and ACCA qualification well ahead of others,” said Brand.
Earlier, during the ceremony, she also presented KDU with a platinum seal of approval in the ACCA Approved Learning Partners (ALP)-Student Tuition scheme, which was received by vice-chancellor Prof Khong Yoon Loong.
The award, Brand said, was the highest level of approval for global higher education institutes under ACCA’s ALP programme and had only been given to five other universities in Malaysia.
“To be considered for the platinum level, they must meet targets relating to the way the institution is run and how the ACCA courses are delivered,” said Prof Khong.
“A platinum-approved ALP must also consistently meet ACCA’s pass rate target.”
The programme, he added, had been submitted to the Higher Education Ministry for approval and is expected to be open for enrolment in March.
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