Please visit our ACCA 2013 syllabus page to see the recent changes for your reference.
The ACCA syllabus consists of 14 papers divided into four levels:
- Knowledge - 3 papers
- Skills – 6 papers
- Essentials – 3 papers
- Options – 2 papers from 4
- F4 CL Corporate and Business Law
- F5 PM Performance Management
- F6 TX Taxation
- F7 FR Financial Reporting (UK or International)
- F8 AA Audit & Assurance (UK or International)
- F9 FM Financial Management
- P1 GR&E Governance, Risk and Ethics
- P2 CR Corporate Reporting (UK or International)
- P3 BA Business Analysis
Options Choose any 2 from 4
- P4 AFM Advanced Financial Management
- P5 APM Advanced Performance Management
- P6 ATX Advanced Taxation
- P7 AAA Advanced Audit & Assurance (UK or International)
- All modules must be sat in order
- Maximum of four papers to be taken in one sitting
- Papers within a module may be sat in any order but ACCA recommends that they should be sat in numerical order
- Papers from a variety of levels may be sat at any one time. i.e. Knowledge and Skills or Skills and Essentials
- The three Essentials ACCA papers do not have to be sat together
- Students have 10 years to pass all the examinations
- The pass mark for all examinations is 50%
- In addition to the above 14 papers, students are required to study and sit an on-line module in Professional ethics. It is recommended that this is studied at the same time as P1
- Practical experience required
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Minimum entry requirements
- Two A Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent in five separate subjects, including English and Mathematics
Foundations 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
Graduate entry route
- Relevant degree holders from ACCA-accredited institutions may be exempt* from up to nine exams within the Knowledge & Skills levels and register directly at the Professional level
- Holders of recognised business and/or accounting degrees may also qualify for exemptions*
*We advise you to check your starting point with ACCA before you enrol on the course.
- August/September 2014
- 6 - 30 months
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† UK Campuses only
§To complete the MBA/MA course students must pass 14 ACCA papers (i.e.: F1–P5). Students may be admitted onto the MBA/MA course prior to passing their final three ACCA Papers. SUBSEQUENT TO COMMENCING THE MBA/MA COURSE, SHOULD A STUDENT DISCOVER THAT SHE HAS FAILED ANY ACCA PAPERS, SHE WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO A REFUND OF ANY AMOUNT PAID. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, FAILURE OF ANY ACCA PAPERS WILL NOT ENTITLE THE STUDENT TO A REFUND OF ANY AMOUNT. The awarding body for the MBA/MA course will be one of LSBF's partner universities; however, awarding bodies are subject to change from time to time. The School's obligations shall be discharged by providing tuition leading to a recognised MBA/MA award by a recognised awarding body. The School reserves the right to change the awarding body, and will notify the student as soon as reasonably practicable. In light of this, the student agrees that they shall have no claim based on changes to the awarding bodies. The Oracle Capital Group sponsorship programme for the masters' course fees covers the tuition fees only and does not include incidentals such as textbooks and exam entry/assessment fees (£158 per module), dissertation mentoring fees (£250), dissertation submission fees (£250) and final academic board presentation fees (£150), and fees for exemptions and deferrals. Students are responsible for payment of such fees which are mandatory for enrolment and progression on the masters' course.