The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Singapore has announced a new partnership initiative with Aventis School of Management, Singapore.
Effective October 2013, the partnership will allow ACCA members and affiliates to undertake a one year Masters’ degree, Master of Science in Accounting and Finance, which has been designed especially for them.
The qualification will be awarded by Sheffield Business School, one of the UK’s top business schools. The programme, which has been running successfully in the UK for the past four years, will be offered for the first time outside of the UK when the first intake commences in Singapore.
Aventis School of Management in collaboration with Sheffield Business School will extend a full scholarship worth S$15,000 to one ACCA member/affiliate who possesses a minimum of 3 years practical experience in a management role.
The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the applicant’s ability to excel in a dynamic classroom environment and to enrich their classmates’ educational experience and will be jointly assessed by Aventis School of Management and Sheffield Business School.
Applications for the scholarship will close on 15 September 2013.
This partnership comes at a time where the accounting world and the economy are becoming increasingly globalised. Business laws and regulations are continuing to impact the role of the CFO and accountants are expected to have a magnitude of different skillsets. This is particularly relevant in Singapore as the sector pushes toward positioning itself as a global accountancy hub for the region by 2020.
Wilson Woo, ACCA Member and President of ACCA Singapore’s Local Executive Committee notes that the programme will equip participants with the research and analytical skills that will allow them to critically evaluate the theoretical and practical developments in the world of finance, enabling them to deliver effective business strategies that meet real life business challenges.
The programme will be conducted 100% in Singapore and Sheffield Business School faculty will be flown in from the UK. The programme focuses on developing both the technical and strategic skills of finance and accounting professionals to cope with the changing business environment where there is an increasing emphasis on analysis, governance and strategy.
“The role that accountants are now facing continues to develop and therefore it is imperative that our ACCA accountants continue to adapt and grow along with these changes, particularly those with aspirations of progressing their careers to a higher level. This degree offers a fantastic opportunity for the participants to build on their existing knowledge with one o