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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 our students in the programme are focussed 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 even 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, our students have the option to complete their remaining 5 ACCA papers at the same time they are studying for their degrees. “Many students are very eager to join the work force and not spend any additional time studying,” states Dr Celis. “Many have expressed that completing their ACCA papers at university is much easier than studying part-time whilst juggling work commitments.”
On hand to sign on behalf of ACCA was David Chin, Head of ACCA Malaysia. He had this to say: “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:
o Waiver of ACCA’s initial registration fee (worth £79)
o Free annual subscription fee worth £170 for up to two years after graduation (inclusive of graduation year)
o Deferred exemption fee payment (up to 24 months after graduation)
These students can also look forward to further support from ACCA via the organising of 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 which connects over 455,000 ACCA students around the world offering support during study and training.
Nilai U’s business programmes are highly popular among school leavers and this move allowing students to fast track their ACCA qualifications is sure to be greeted positively. The Faculty of Business also offers Diplomas in Accounting and Finance as well as Business Administration. Apart from the BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance, students can get to choose Bachelors of 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 from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. All of its programmes are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and is rated as ‘Setara 5 / Excellent’ by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency. For more information, please go to www.nilai.edu.my or call 06-8502308.
Nilai U's Accounting and Finance degree students can now opt to complete the ACCA examinations whilst studying for their degree via the Accelerate programme. (L-R) "Prof. Dr. Sivakumar Velayutham (Nilai U Dean of Faculty of Business), Prof Dato' Dr Sothi Rachagan (Nilai U Vice-Chancellor), David Chin (Head of ACCA Malaysia) and Hishamuddin Jalil (Head of Strategic Partnerships and Learning, ACCA).
Prof Dato' Dr Sothi Rachagan (Nilai U Vice-Chancellor) and David Chin (Head of ACCA Malaysia) formalises the agreement to offer the Accelerate programme to the university's accounting and finance degree students.