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MBA-ACCA Pathway

MBA-ACCA Pathway

ACCA accredited MBA programme at University Canada West (UCW) has been specially designed for ACCA students, affiliates and members who want to top-up their accounting and finance knowledge with a world class business degree. UCW offers you the opportunity to complete any remaining exams of ACCA alongside your MBA degree giving you a chance to enter the workplace holding two internationally recognised qualifications.

There are three attractive pathways available:

  • ACCA Student Pathway
  • ACCA Affiliate/ Member Pathway
  • Graduate Pathway

ACCA Student Pathway

ACCA students who have successfully completed their Oxford Brookes BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting can take direct entry to UCW MBA program. The MBA program has been designed to offer learning that allows students to continue their ACCA journey by taking the following ACCA exams independently.

  • Strategic Business Leader (SBL)
  • Advanced Financial Management (AFM)

UCW MBA students who pass the above ACCA exams will not be required to complete the UCW internal assessment however; those who are unsuccessful in their ACCA exams or unwilling to continue their ACCA journey, will have the option to continue their MBA by taking UCW internal assessments.

ACCA students who have completed any of the above exams will receive credit exemptions in the UCW MBA program.

ACCA Affiliate/ Member Pathway

ACCA Affiliate/ Members who have completed the entire ACCA qualification may also get direct entry to the UCW MBA program. This pathway is also available to ACCAs candidates without Oxford Brookes BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting.

ACCA Affiliates/ Members may apply for credit exemptions against their Strategic Professional/ Professional Stage exams based on the exams completed. Credit exemptions are available on case-by-case basis.

Graduate Pathway

Students fulfilling the UCW-MBA entry requirements* may also get direct entry to the UCW MBA program.

Students holding an ACCA Accredited undergraduate degree have the option to avail ACCA exemptions for up to nine exams and continue with their ACCA journey with the UCW MBA program taking the ACCA Student Pathway.


For more information on our MBA program including the program structure and details about practical experience, visit our MBA program page.

Credit Exemption Details

Students who are eligible for credit exemptions against their successfully completed ACCA Strategic Professional exams may request  the following module exemptions.

The UCW-MBA courses for the pathway are mapped against the in ACCA’s Strategic Professional Level below:

acca-Strategic Professional Level ucw credits
Essential Course    
Strategic Business Leader (SBL) MGMT 601 – Leadership in the Global Context 3
Optional Course    
Advanced Financial Management (AFM) FNCE 623 Financial Management 3

UCW- MBA courses for the pathway are mapped against ACCA’s Qualification modules:

ACCA-Qualifications UCW credits
Management Accounting ACCT 621 Managerial Accounting 3

*University may exempt other courses taken as optional at their own discretion.

About ACCA

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) institute, is the global professional accounting body offering the “Chartered Certified Accountant” qualification. 

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