Finance and business students to benefit from new partnership between Symbiosis International University and ACCA

Top Quote Symbiosis International University (SIU), a leading University of India, has always been a forerunner in providing best opportunities to its students. As another step in that direction, Symbiosis International University (SIU) has signed an agreement with ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 17, 2014 - The agreement was signed by Dr. VidyaYeravdekar, Vice Chancellor, Symbiosis International University on 26th August 2014. This agreement will provided a unique opportunity to Finance students to achieve a bachelors' degree in business and finance and a globally recognized professional accountancy qualification at the same time.

    The students will receive ACCA tuition alongside the regular bachelors' degree programme so that a student will be able to complete their bachelors and ACCA exams at the same time. Through their ACCA exams, students will also achieve a BSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University in the UK. The ACCA Qualification, which takes around three years to complete, is officially recognized as being equivalent to a Master's degree in the UK.

    "It has always been our endeavor to provide an atmosphere of learning and growth to our students. This agreement will help our students explore avenues beyond the national boundary. I am very happy about this development and am sure that both parents and students will utilize this opportunity", said DrBhamaVenkataramani, Director Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Pune (SCMS).

    Ilham Punjani, Head of Business Relations - Education at ACCA, said: "We are very excited by the prospect of working in partnership with Symbiosis International University, which shares our commitment to innovation and to providing opportunity for people of ability. Working in partnership with Symbiosis International University, we are confident that the combination of ACCA's robust professional qualification along with a hugely valued academic qualification from Symbiosis International Universitywill ensure graduates are a very attractive proposition to Indian and multinational employers."

    About SIU
    The journey of Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies began at Pune in 2004 and it has seen a progressive growth every year in terms of curriculum design and student intake. The Institute has been ranked second in India in the field of under graduate management education by the India Today Neilson Survey for the year 2014.

    With state of the art infrastructure and a fully operational campus, SCMS-Pune is emerging as an internationally recognized fully integrated management institute of higher learning. The institute seeks to inculcate a spirit of lifelong learning and aspires to strengthen the capabilities of the students by integrating concepts with applications and values. The institute strives to develop an innovative academic environment through the synergy between faculty, students, industry and technology. The institute encourages constant interaction with the industry and other leading management/ research institutes.

    About ACCA
    ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants with 170,000 members and 432,000 students in 180 countries worldwide. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. We work through a network of 91 offices and centres and more than 8,500 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. ACCA qualified professional are well equipped to perform and take on a variety of roles expected of finance professional internationally and in India. The ACCA qualification does not however, qualify you to become a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India ("ICAI").

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