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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.