U of T Scarborough Earns ACCA Accreditation for Graduate and Undergraduate Accounting Programs

TORONTO, May 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Accounting graduates from the University of Toronto (U of T) Scarborough campus will now benefit from an accelerated pathway to obtaining the globally recognized Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) designation, under the new partnership announced today by Canadaa??s leading university and the global accountancy body.
ACCA accreditation marks the third professional pathway linked to both the Bachelor of Business of Administration (BBA) a?? Specialist Program in Management and Accounting, and the Master of Accounting and Finance (MAccFin) degree offered exclusively by the Department of Management at U of T Scarborough. Both programs were first accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario and recognized by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA) in the MAccFin graduate curriculum.a??With the addition of ACCA accreditation, U of T Scarborough accounting graduates now have even greater access to career opportunities in the U.K. and 80 other countries that adhere to ACCA guidelines,a?? said David Zweig, chair of the Department of Management at U of T Scarborough.A a??This is fantastic news for our students, who share the values of professionalism, integrity, sustainability, and innovation promoted by the University of Toronto and our accounting colleagues worldwide.a??As of January 1, 2020, U of T Scarborough students who successfully complete their MAccFin graduate degree will be eligible for direct entry to the ACCA Strategic Professional Level exams, while a student who successfully graduates with their BBA Accounting Specialist degree will receive exemptions from all nine Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams on a fast track to the ACCA qualification.A a??Wea??re delighted to partner with U of T Scarborough. One of ACCAa??s corporate values is innovation, and it is a value shared with the University. For ACCA, this value enables us to think ahead, explore new ideas with partners, and create solutions that ensure our community and the wider profession is ready for the future. This agreement is a great example of how innovation works in practice: it will provide students with a clear career pathway into a global profession that is in demand,a?? said Jillian Couse, head of ACCA Canada.
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