Welcoming Message

Dear Visitor/Reader,

 

Thank you for your interest in P.A. College, our fully accredited courses (Business Administration and Business Computing degree programmes) with their outstanding professional exemptions, and our award winning Professional Studies Department.

 

The 2018-2019 academic year finds P.A. College successfully into its fourth decade of operations firmly established on the map of academic and professional excellence, with important accomplishments in the fields of Accounting & Finance and Business Computing.

 

P.A. College is wholly committed to the encouragement and the pursuit of academic excellence and lifelong learning, not only for students but for working professionals and our society. A testament to this is our growing alumni network, which in a large part includes known and successful individuals from the wider professional community of Cyprus.

 

We wish to empower students from diverse backgrounds to become highly productive and ethical members of the business society and community at large, and in doing so to assist them in any possible way to materialise their dreams.

 

In these last few of years, Cyprus has witnessed dramatic changes in the development of its economy, its people, and rising unemployment within the young adult segment. There is absolutely no doubt that the Cyprus of today is no longer what it used to be. Higher education, hard work, ethical conduct, and an entrepreneurial spirit are needed to succeed.

 

I cannot stress enough though how important higher education is, especially when combined with teaching specialisation, the use of advanced information technology and real life business working experience that is present in our degree programmes.

 

Our principal courses, Business Administration and Business Computing, each with its respective streams, are considered to be state of the art offerings in their area. This leads to our students emerging as some of the best, most sought-after, and highly employable graduates of their generation.

 

P.A. College, has been the very first tertiary education institution in Cyprus to be honoured with an important triple recognition in the field of Accounting and Finance. The three top UK professional accounting bodies, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW/ACA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and the Association of International Accountants (AIA) have all granted P.A. College the absolute maximum of their exemptions.

 

This has been a very rewarding step for P.A. College, since the College is once more affirmed as the premier accountancy higher educational institution in Cyprus. This is also quite significant for our students, since it provides the flexibility of choosing their own pathway and which route to follow in attaining their premium business qualification status; that of a Chartered Accountant, Certified Accountant, or International Accountant.

 

Their education prepares them for leadership in the future, as is to be expected from a premier Business School of our stature. Case-in-point, ‘The Grant Thornton route to ACA’, which is a hybrid programme developed by P.A. College and Grant Thornton Cyprus and is endorsed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). This accelerated route awards students with 12 exemptions out of the 15 required towards the ACA, secures 190 days of Technical Work Experience with Grant Thornton, and also provides them with the opportunity to be eligible for a job offer at Grant Thornton Cyprus.

 

Dr. Andreas Z. Patsalides

 

Director