ACCA has teamed up with the Business School at the University of Aberdeen to fast track students to becoming chartered certified finance professionals.
Accounting students at the university will be offered a discount on registration and subscription fees for ACCA's Accelerate programme, which equips them with business-ready skills for their career.
What students learn on their degree counts towards their ACCA Qualification and will provide exemptions from the professional qualification, easing their path to membership. Accelerate students also benefit from the engagement with ACCA’s global network.
Craig Vickery, Head of ACCA Scotland, said: “ACCA is pleased to partner with Aberdeen University and develop the employability skills, competences and behaviours the finance profession and business are looking for in graduates. Over the next few years we will be working to ensure that we want to continue our partnership program, and launch a dedicated mini site for internships and graduate positions.”
Lindsay Tibbetts, Deputy Head of School at the University of Aberdeen, said: “ We are delighted to have signed an agreement with ACCA and are able to offer our students the benefits of the ACCA Accelerate programme. Our students will be able to get a head-start on ACCA qualifications whilst undertaking their University degree giving them a competitive edge in the graduate market.
"They will also enjoy the benefits of being a part of the ACCA global community and have access to events and career development opportunities. We look forward to working closely with ACCA.”