PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University and the U.S. arm of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (ACCA) have announced a partnership linking ACCA's globally recognized qualification program to both graduate and undergraduate coursework at Pace University's New York campus and suburban Westchester campuses.
Starting this fall, both graduate and undergraduate students in Pace University’s Lubin School of Business’s department of accounting will be able to complete coursework that will qualify them for specific exemptions from ACCA’s 14 exams; the exemptions will initially include four for graduate courses and five for undergraduate courses.
The program is expected to attract a healthy number of international students interested in obtaining both a degree while working towards their ACCA qualification. According to a recent ACCA survey, nearly three quarters of current ACCA students studying away from their home country would have been interested in studying ACCA in the United States had it been available when selecting their program.
A student who successfully graduates from Pace’s rigorous program will automatically receive exemptions for those specific exams and be able to use them towards the completion of the ACCA qualification.
“Pace and ACCA USA share common and strong interests in education and the sustainable development of the accounting profession, regionally and internationally,” said Neil Braun, dean, Lubin School of Business at Pace University. “In particular concerning the maintenance and promotion of professional, educational and ethical standards, the opportunity for individuals of ability to pursue globally relevant qualifications to enhance their career prospects and ultimately to maintain and develop the profession and the wider economy.”
Accreditation enables ACCA to award a specific level of exemption to graduates of an educational program following a full assessment of the program’s regulations, syllabus and assessments. More details are available at www.accaglobal.com/USApartnerships.