P.A. College Graduates, who select the Accounting  and Finance pathway of the Business Administration degree programme, are  exempted from the 12 out of the 16 papers towards the AIA professional  qualification. The remaining four papers can be covered as part of the  degree scheme, thus enabling the students simply to revise before taking  the AIA external examinations.


The Association of International Accountants (AIA)  was founded in the UK in 1928 as a global accountancy body and now  provides qualifications and services for over 7.000 Members and 8.500  Students, Graduates and Affiliates in over 85 countries worldwide. The  AIA professional qualification is currently recognised in over 30  countries worldwide.


AIA is continuously working with members and partners  in financial centres around the world to encourage trust, clarity and  shared international standards in the accounting profession. AIA  supports the work of the IFRS Foundation and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in developing a single set of high quality, understandable, enforceable  and globally accepted international financial reporting standards  (IFRSs).


AIA has members working throughout the whole spectrum  of the accountancy profession. Many of their members are at the top of  the accountancy industry, from senior management to director level, and  representing some of the most important and profitable firms in the  world. [This information has been taken from the official website of the  AIA. For more information please visit].