The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Oxford Brookes University have signed an agreement to offer to ACCA students the opportunity of obtaining a degree in the same time as they are working towards full membership.

Oxford Brookes University (OBU) applies the same rigorous evaluation standards as for the students participating to the courses on campus. The advantage for ACCA students is that they will get credits for the exams already completed and they follow a simplified route towards the degree.

The program is intended to serve ACCA students that fulfil the eligibility criteria. Based on the 2018 – 2019 Information Pack that is the official program guide published by Oxford Brookes, a student mainly has to:

  • hold a recognised English language qualification certificate and transcript (if applicable), which must be submitted to and approved by ACCA, before passing any of papers Financial Reporting (FR, was F7); Audit and Assurance (AA, was F8); Financial Management (FM, was F9).
  • opted-in to the BSc degree scheme, before passing any of the three papers listed above
  • complete the program within 10 years of the earliest of the date of your first ACCA examination pass or the date of your first ACCA exemption being granted.

You can read more about them in the article “Am I eligible?” or download the Eligibility check-list from the Resources section.

By having to submit 2 different reports, the Research and Analysis Project (RAP) and Skills and Learning Statement (SLS), you are faced with having to develop an extend set of skills raging from how to conduct research, present facts, draw conclusions, reflect on your learning and hold a presentation. These are the skills that will support you in your endeavour to climb high on the career ladder.

This is why I would sum up the answer to the question “What is BSc in Applied Accounting?” as a valuable asset for your future career.


You can read more about the program on Oxford Brookes University website: