The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredits college and university accounting programs. These schools must meet specific standards of education and curriculum to become accredited. ACCA is the largest professional accountancy body in the world. Accounting is a rising profession and is expected to grow by 22 per cent by 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Certified Public Accountants (CPA's) are especially in-demand.
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London School of Management
The London School of Management requires students to submit 14 papers, complete three years of practical work experience and demonstrate professional work experience to qualify for ACCA. Courses include corporate and business law, financial management, financial reporting and management accounting. Applicants must hold at least two A-levels and three GSCEs, or equivalents, including those in English and math. Students can choose a schedule of day, evening or weekend classes to accommodate working while at school.
London School of Management Dawley House 91-95 Uxbridge Road Ealing, London W5 5TH United Kingdom 011-44-02085674355 lsm.ac.uk
De Montfort University
The Leicester Business School at De Montfort University offers a full-time, three-year ACCA program. Courses include preparing financial statements, information systems, audit and financial review, business taxation and strategic financial management. Students must register with the ACCA before applying to the Leicester School of Business. The program is tailored toward international students and students who do not speak English as a first language may take a four-week preparatory English course before the school year begins.
De Montfort University Leicester Business School The Gateway Leicester LE1 9BH United Kingdom 011-44-01162506255 dmu.ac.uk
The three-year ACCA program at Hamilton College is divided into two levels: fundamentals and professional. The fundamentals program includes courses like audit and assurance, financial management, taxation and accountant business. The professional level is more advanced and includes classes like business analysis, professional accountancy, advanced taxation and corporate reporting. Applicants who have already qualified as Certified Accounting Technicians do not need to meet any academic prerequisites.
Hamilton College 9 Albert Embankment London SE1 7SP United Kingdom 011-44-02078201133 hamiltoncollege.org.uk
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