The Accountant in Business syllabus introduces knowledge and understanding of the business and its environment and the influence this has on how organisations are structured and on the role of the accounting and other key business functions in contributing to the efficient, effective and ethical management and development of an organisation and its people and systems.
- This course is offered in 70 hours
- Foundations in Accountancy (FIA)
The Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) offers a range of entry-level awards, such as:
- ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 2)
- ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 3)
- ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4)
These awards focus on the core skills of financial and management accounting, which provide students with flexible entry points with certification awarded at each level of the FIA programme, allowing students to tailor the awards, and making them an attractive and relevant choice for employers.
On successful completion of the Diploma in Accounting and Business exams, students can automatically be transferred onto the ACCA Qualification, free of charge, and will be exempted from the first three exams of the ACCA Qualification (AB- Accountant in Business, MA - Management Accounting, and FA - Financial Accounting).
Full-time students of the ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting RQF Level 3 modules (FA2 & MA2) can access the SBCS Employability Skills Training Programme designed to develop competence in clerical accounting and also equips you with skills germane to the professional working environment. This programme consists of:
- Microsoft Office Essentials (PowerPoint)
- Effective Time Management
- Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
- Study School Sessions
January - June 2019 Semester Schedules for FIA (Champs Fleurs campus):
January - June 2019 Semester Schedules for FIA (San Fernando campus):
Collect more Certifications along your journey towards ACCA Membership!
Gain a Diploma in Accounting and Business when you pass the first three exams of the ACCA Qualification Applied Knowledge modules (AB, MA and FA), and the Foundations in Professionalism (FIP) ethics module.
An Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business can also be achieved by successfully completing all exams in the ACCA Applied Knowledge and ACCA Applied Skills exams (AB – FM) of the ACCA programme and the Ethics and Professional Skills module.
Completion of the Advanced Diploma and successful completion of the Strategic Professional exams (SBL - Strategic Business Leader, SBR - Strategic Business Reporting and two option modules) will allow you to become an ACCA affiliate.
As part of your journey to become a qualified ACCA member, you will be required to complete the Ethics and Professional Skills Module which supplements your technical knowledge of the programme by helping to develop ethical and professional behaviours. You must also demonstrate relevant skills and experience within a real work environment. This is what the PER (Practical Experience Requirement) is all about.
Get a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting at the same time as becoming a qualified accountant through ACCA’s partnership with Oxford Brookes University (OBU). This is the perfect way to gain an extra qualification without doubling your workload. Having this degree with an ACCA qualification is a powerful combination of qualifications, which puts you in demand with employers, and increases your career prospects.
To achieve this, you need to:
- Pass your ACCA Qualification exams
- Pass the Ethics and Professional Skills Module
- Submit a research and analysis project.
Expand your potential; go beyond ACCA!
ACCA members can seamlessly progress to one of our Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University MBA or MSc programmes, which we have been offering for over 24 years.
ACCA members can gain a fast-track entry through free-of-charge credit transfer and exemption when they matriculate for the MSc in Financial Management or the MBA programme offered by Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.
Entitlement to credit transfer or exemption will be assessed on an individual basis. A maximum of four exemptions from the nine-module programme may be available.
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