The ACCA course is a comprehensive professional course designed to develop, Vital Knowledge (13 theory papers in 3 levels), Practical Skills (3 years’ work experience), and Professional Values (Ethics Module). The entire curriculum of the ACCA is spread over 3 levels:
- Knowledge Level: Completion of levels from F1-F3 along with Foundation in Professional Ethics module helps you to earn a Diploma in Accounting & Business. These courses include Business Accounting, Management, and Financial Accounting. Strengthening your fundamental knowledge will prepare you for the more advanced subjects in the Professional level exams.
- Skills Level: The subjects included in the levels (F4-F9) is more tuned towards honing the skills in Financial Accounting, Audit and Taxation. After the completion of all these 9 subjects along with the Professional Ethics module, you can earn an Advanced Diploma in Accounting & Business. In case you are more inclined towards Research & Analysis, you also have the option of submitting a project and earning a BSc. in Applied Accounting by Oxford Brookes University.
- Professional (Essentials and Options) Level: The Professional Essentials (P1-P2) graduates to advanced levels of Business Leadership and Reporting. There is also an optional segment in the Professional level (P3-P6) which has specializations in Financial Management, Performance Management, Audit & Taxation. Any two out of these four can be opted for. The certification acquired at this level is Professional Level Certificate & ACCA Affiliate Status.
You can have a quick look at the subjects across all the levels below:
|A. Knowledge Module||A. Essentials|
|1. Accountant in Business||1. Strategic Business Leader|
|2. Management Accounting||2. Strategic Business Reporting|
|3. Financial Accounting|
|B. Skills Module||B. Optional (any 2 / 4)|
|4. Corporate & Business Law||4. Advanced Financial Management|
|5. Performance Management||5. Advanced Performance Management|
|6. Taxation||6. Advanced Taxation|
|7. Financial Reporting||7. Advanced Audit & Assurance|
|8. Audit & Assurance|
|9. Financial Management|
36 months of relevant work experience before, during, or after the course, coupled with the completion of these 13 papers and the ethics & professional module makes you eligible for ACCA professional membership. Thus, the ACCA syllabus covers Strategic decision making, Financial strategies, Professional Ethics at an advanced level to help you transition from executive to managerial roles with a focus on analytical skills and application-based philosophy. Students acquire valuable professional skills in business management and strategy apart from in-depth knowledge in finance and accounting. Hence ACCA qualified professionals are highly preferred and in high demand by the employers across the levels of hierarchy in an organization. You can combine ACCA with your B Com, BMS or BBA and comfortably finish along-with graduation due to its flexible and well-structured training path. You have the liberty to choose how you study, how often you sit for your exams. You can even appear for one paper at a time every 3 months. The internship can begin at any time before, during or after your study program. In addition, it is one of the most cost-effective training programs on the market in the commerce stream. Further, the global pass % is high at 65% (knowledge level -2017) and pass % of Indian students is even higher, making it easily and comfortably doable in all respects.