Studying a course that’s been accredited by a relevant professional body could give you a headstart when it comes to landing your dream job.
What are the benefits?
Professional bodies set the benchmarks for the standards they expect employees to have, so we’ve made sure these standards are built into our accounting degrees. At the University of South Wales, our accounting courses are multi-accredited by world leading professional accountancy bodies including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
This professional recognition means what you learn on our accounting and finance and forensic accounting degrees count towards further professional qualifications which can benefit you in your career and, in some cases, is an essential requirement for many higher paid accountancy jobs.
In recognition of the quality and industry relevance of the material encountered on our BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance and BA (Hons) Forensic Accounting degrees, graduates are exempt from one or more professional body examinations required to become a qualified accountant.
• The maximum nine exemptions available from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for our accounting and finance and forensic accounting degrees, for students who study all three years of our degree.
• Dependant on your chosen course, and modules studied, you can earn up to eight exemptions available from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
• Exemptions are also given by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) examinations, subject to modules studied.
• Forensic accounting students can also gain student membership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) the world’s leading anti-fraud educational organisation.
Boost your career
Whether it’s a case of being offered a higher salary job, the chance of a promotion or just getting your foot in the door in the first place – graduates who hold accredited qualifications are highly prized by employers. In many cases, employers may sponsor graduates to undertake further study to complete their professional qualifications part-time.
Professional bodies aren't just there to award further qualifications. Professional memberships give you many benefits - these include access to online resources, invitations to local and national events and further opportunities to network with professionals and employers.