About ACCA

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) was founded in 1904 and is now one of the largest professional accountancy body recognised internationally with over 424,000 students and 147,000 members operating in 170 countries. Consequently, graduates of the ACCA, with the relevant approved practical experiences, can act as public accountants, both locally and internationally.

ACCA is a professional accountancy qualification that benefits from global recognition. Once you qualify, ACCA membership opens doors to a successful career in accountancy practice or finance, and immediately increases your earning potential. It is very highly rated in the fields of banking, management and consulting, and is a major advantage in competing for senior roles. ACCA membership also enables you to obtain the status of a Registered Auditor. 

ACCA qualifications are based on international accounting standards making them globally relevant and offer local law and tax options making your qualification locally relevant too. The Qualification is based on international accounting and auditing standards and is IFAC compliant.

Having both financial and management accounting skills means that the student can move between roles, industries and sectors. ACCA provides the students with the core knowledge in all areas of accountancy to ensure that the student have the complete skillset required of a finance professional, and so that the student can choose the right finance role for you in any industry.The ACCA Qualification has flexible entry requirements, and offers flexible study options, enabling studies to be planned around business needs. The ACCA has achieved strong recognition worldwide by building relationships with influential entities such as the United Nations and the World Bank

ACCA Entry Requirements

Professional Examination Route

Minimum Entry requirements to register for the ACCA course, starting at the ACCA Knowledge level, 10+2 with 65% in any two papers (including English /Mathematics/Accountancy/commerce ) and 50% for others, or the equivalent. Those students in possession of higher qualifications may be eligible for exemptions from some of the ACCA examinations.

Foundation in Accountancy Route(FIA)

  • Must be 18 or over

  • Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business via Foundations in Accountancy can transfer to the ACCA Qualification and commence their studies from F4 onwards

  • Gain exemptions from ACCA papers F1-F3

ACCA Exemption

ACCA Exemptions for Degree Holders:

Holders of recognised business and/or accounting degrees will be considered for ACCA exemption from some or all of the papers in Knowledge & Skills levels, if they have previously studied and been assessed in comparable subject areas. Students with non-relevant degrees will not receive exemption from the examinations. We advise you to check your starting point with ACCA before you enrol on the course.

ACCA Exemption Application Deadlines:

  • By 31 July – for December exams

  • By 31 December – for June exams

    Oxford Brookes Universities BSC (Hons) in Applied Accounting

    ACCA Exemptions for Degree Holders:

    The ACCA's innovative partnership with Oxford Brookes University enables students to obtain a BSc Honours Degree in Applied Accounting, while studying for their ACCA qualification.
    To gain the applied accounting degree, you must complete the first two parts of the Professional Scheme of examinations, and submit a Research and Analysis Project to the university for assessment.
    To be eligible, students must:

    • Have sat and passed, or been exempted from, all of the ACCA papers at level one, and papers F4 and F6

    • Have sat and passed papers F9, F7 and F8

    • Have registered with ACCA for the Oxford Brookes degree in Applied Accounting

    Important note:
    Students who have exemptions from papers F9, F8 or F8, or any other papers, based on qualifications gained more than ten years ago, are not eligible to join the degree scheme.
    To obtain the Oxford Brookes degree in Applied Accounting students must:

    • Complete a Research and Analysis Project (5000 words)

    • Complete a key skills statement (1500 words)

    • Attend at least three meetings with a mentor

    • Present their project to the mentor and, if possible, a peer group of students

    The IAMBS Research and Analysis Project Mentoring Service

    A nominated mentor, employed by IAMBS, will provide you with the following support service:

    • Meetings at times and dates negotiated with yourself

    • Help in choosing your research topic

    • Advice on research sources and methods

    • Advice on preparing the key skills statement

    • Review of your draft project, and critical commentary

    • Coaching for the project presentation

    • There is no time limit to the mentorship service

    • You can have as many meetings as you need

    • The mentorship service will end only when you submit a successful project

      ACCA +B.com with IAM B School

      IAM B School is the destination of choice for ACCA study. With some of the country's leading ACCA tutors, flexible programmes and life-changing dual programme opportunities; you need look no further than IAM B School for ACCA certificate program in accounting.

      We have designed ACCA programme for 10+2 students as a 3 Year programme. An IAM student will get A B.com from a reputed University along with his ACCA programme.

ACCA + MBA at IAM B School

IAM B School is the destination of choice for ACCA study. With some of the country's leading ACCA tutors, flexible programmes and life-changing dual programme opportunities; you need look no further than IAM B School for ACCA certificate program in accounting.

We have designed ACCA Programme for B.com Students as a 2 Year Programme. An IAM Student will get the opportunity to obtain an MBA/ PG Degree of his choice from a reputed university along with his ACCA Programme.

IAM's Batches For ACCA



Knowledge Module Regular

+2/PUC Pass


Knowledge Module Weekend

+2/PUC Pass


Skll Module Regular

Degree /Foundation Pass


Skll Module Weekend

Degree /Foundation Pass



Founadation Skill Module pass

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