Cc l at ou qual­i­fi­ca­tions

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“THE ac­count­ing and fi­nance de­gree is one of the more pop­u­lar pro­grammes at Ni­lai Univer­sity ( Ni­lai U). The vast ma­jor­ity of stu­dents in the pro­gramme are fo­cused on be­com­ing cer­ti­fied ac­coun­tants.

“This agree­ment with the As­so­ci­a­tion of Char­tered Cer­ti­fied Ac­coun­tants ( ACCA) is de­signed to fast- track their am­bi­tions,” ex­plains As­soc Prof Dr Celis Evelita, head of Ni­lai U’s Depart­ment of Ac­count­ing and Fi­nance.

She states that this agree­ment will al­low stu­dents to be­gin and com­plete their pro­fes­sional qual­i­fi­ca­tions dur­ing their var­sity years.

Pre­vi­ously, stu­dents could only start on the ACCA pro­gramme af­ter grad­u­a­tion.

Un­der the terms of this agree­ment, Ni­lai Univer­sity’s BA ( Hons) in Ac­count­ing and Fi­nance stu­dents will now be able to reg­is­ter with ACCA be­fore they grad­u­ate.

Ni­lai U’s BA ( Hons) Ac­count­ing and Fi­nance Pro­gramme is an ACCA- ac­cred­ited pro­gramme. As such, grad­u­ates of this pro­gramme get the full nine pa­per ex­emp­tions from ACCA.

Now, with the ACCA Ac­cel­er­ate pro­gramme, its stu­dents have the op­tion to com­plete their re­main­ing five ACCA pa­pers while study­ing for their de­grees.

“Many stu­dents are ea­ger to join the work­force and not spend any ad­di­tional time study­ing. Many have ex­pressed that com­plet­ing their ACCA pa­pers at univer­sity is much eas­ier than study­ing part- time while jug­gling work com­mit­ments,” says As­soc Prof Evelita.

To sign on be­half of ACCA was David Chin, head of ACCA Malaysia.

He says, “Un­der­grad­u­ates un­der the ACCA Ac­cel­er­ate pro­gramme will be able to grad­u­ate with both their ac­count­ing de­gree and ACCA qual­i­fi­ca­tion cer­tifi­cates in hand. This will make them more com­pet­i­tive in the em­ploy­ment mar­ket and be highly sought- af­ter by rep­utable com­pa­nies both lo­cally and glob­ally.”

Stu­dents who sign up for the ACCA Ac­cel­er­ate scheme will be en­ti­tled to:

Waiver of ACCA’s ini­tial reg­is­tra­tion fee worth £ 79 ( RM463)

Free an­nual sub­scrip­tion fee worth £ 170 ( RM996.40) for up to two years af­ter grad­u­a­tion ( in­clu­sive of grad­u­a­tion year)

De­ferred ex­emp­tion fee pay­ment ( up to 24 months af­ter grad­u­a­tion)

Th­ese stu­dents can also look for­ward to fur­ther sup­port from ACCA via in­for­ma­tive events, meet­ings with ACCA mem­bers and pro­mo­tion of the ACCA qual­i­fi­ca­tion at Ni­lai U.

Stu­dents who suc­cess­fully reg­is­ter to study ACCA will au­to­mat­i­cally gain ac­cess to ACCA’s on­line re­sources, in­clud­ing the ACCA Learn­ing Com­mu­nity that con­nects more than 455,000 ACCA stu­dents around the world, of­fer­ing sup­port dur­ing study and train­ing.

Ni­lai U’s busi­ness pro­grammes are highly pop­u­lar among school- leavers as it al­lows stu­dents to fast- track their ACCA qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

The Fac­ulty of Busi­ness also of­fers the Diploma in Ac­count­ing and Fi­nance and Diploma in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Apart from the BA ( Hons) in Ac­count­ing and Fi­nance, stu­dents can choose to pur­sue a Bach­e­lor in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion ( Hons) in the fields of hu­man re­source man­age­ment, fi­nance, in­ter­na­tional busi­ness, mar­ket­ing and man­age­ment.

Ni­lai U was es­tab­lished in 1997 and is lo­cated in the pic­turesque sub­urb of Pu­tra Ni­lai, just 15 min­utes’ drive from the Kuala Lumpur In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

All of its pro­grammes are ap­proved by the Higher Education Min­istry and is rated as Se­tara Tier 5: Ex­cel­lent by the Malaysian Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Agency.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. ni­lai. edu. my or call 06- 850 2308.

Prof Datuk Dr Sothi Racha­gan ( left) and David Chin for­mal­is­ing the agree­ment to of­fer the ACCA Ac­cel­er­ate pro­gramme to Ni­lai U’s ac­count­ing and fi­nance de­gree stu­dents.

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