P.A. College: International Distinction

Strategic Collaboration #1: ‘Grant Thornton Route to ACA’

Strategic Collaboration #2: ‘Graduates Route to ACA’

 

P.A. College proudly announces the 'Graduates Route to ACA', a new hybrid programme that has been established in collaboration with the world-class Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and KPMG Limited, Cyprus, a world-renowned auditing firm. This programme as well as the ‘Grant Thornton Route to ACA’, the hybrid programme which has been effective and successful since 2014 in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and the renowned auditing firm Grant Thornton Ltd (Cyprus) mark P.A. College as the first Higher Education Institution in the world with two strategic degree programmes in collaboration with the ICAEW and two unique strategic collaborations with leading global auditing firms. 

THE GRANT THORNTON ROUTE TO ACA

Strategic Collaboration #1: ‘Grant Thornton Route to ACA’:

The B.A. (Hons) degree in Business Administration (specialisation in Accounting and Finance), in collaboration with the ICAEW, is the only undergraduate programme in Cyprus which offers 12 exceptions out of the 15 papers required for the ACA qualification along with considerable technical work experience. This is achieved through the collaboration with Grant Thornton Ltd (Cyprus) and the ICAEW. The programme incorporates a 12-month internship programme at Grant Thornton (Cyprus) Ltd.

   

This hybrid programme aims at preparing undergraduate students for an outstanding professional career in the field of Accounting/Auditing. During the programme, the students receive excellent quality and up-to-date knowledge as well as experience, acquiring practical and theoretical skills in Accounting, Economics, Taxation and Auditing in Businesses automatically securing 12 exceptions out of the 15 papers for the ACA professional qualification of the ICAEW. Alongside their academic studies, students have the privilege to participate in a unique training programme at Grant Thornton (Cyprus) Ltd obtaining 190 days of technical work experience out of the 450 days required for the ACA professional qualification. The first graduates of the 'Grant Thornton Route to ACA' completed the programme in February 2016 and they have all already been employed in reputable auditing firms.

 

Strategic Collaboration #2: ‘Graduates Route to ACA’:

P.A. College proudly announces the 'Graduates Route to ACA', a new hybrid programme that has been established in collaboration with the world-class Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and KPMG Limited, Cyprus, a world-renowned auditing firm.

 

The B.A. (Hons) degree in Business Administration (specialisation in Accounting and Finance), in collaboration with the ICAEW, constitutes another strategic undergraduate programme in Cyprus which offers 12 exceptions out of the 15 papers required for the ACA qualification along with considerable technical work experience. This is achieved through the collaboration with KPMG Limited, Cyprus and the ICAEW. The programme incorporates a 12-month internship programme at KPMG Limited, Cyprus.

 

The programme is intended for university degree holders in any field, it has a total duration of only 16 months and prepares participants for an outstanding professional career in the Accounting/Auditing sector. The programme offers 12 exceptions out of the 15 papers required for the professional qualification of ACA of the ICAEW. Additionally, students have the privilege to participate in a unique training scheme at KPMG Limited, Cyprus and secure 1050 hours of technical work experience which is 1/3 of the total number of hours of work experience required for the professional qualification of ACA.