ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is celebrating 20 years of its dual qualification with Oxford Brookes University, which enables students to gain a globally recognized BSc (Hons) Applied Accounting degree and the ACCA qualification together.

ACCA and Oxford Brookes University jointly designed this unique programme, which can be achieved entirely remotely, to meet both the requirements of a degree and a professional qualification.

Marking the 20-year anniversary of the partnership, Janice Matwi, ACCA Zambia Country Head said, ‘ACCA uses its unrivalled partnerships to shape the global accountancy profession. One such collaboration is our long-standing partnership with Oxford Brookes which has tremendously enhanced our community’s employability.


In the increasingly competitive job market and during a time of immense change to the future of work model, we continue to pursue and maintain partnerships that give our members and future members a competitive edge and access to wider career paths, more diverse roles and sectors. In Zambia, we have several Oxford Brookes alumni who because of the combination of the two qualifications are leading the way and are at the forefront of the profession’.

Professor Tim Vorley, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Oxford Brookes Business School said “We are extremely proud of our longstanding partnership with ACCA which helps people all over the world who are studying their way to a better future.

‘The success of the programme is down to the shared vision of Oxford Brookes and ACCA of widening access to education, while ensuring rigorous standards of teaching and assessment. Over the coming years I am looking forward to the partnership with the ACCA continuing to grow as we seek to embark on new initiatives together, with more exciting times ahead!’


Students can apply for the degree once they have completed the Knowledge and Skills papers of the ACCA’s professional examinations, and the Ethics and Professional Skills module.


Globally, over 33,500 students have graduated from the programme to date.


For more information on the Oxford Brookes BSc (Hons) Applied Accounting degree visit


About ACCA

ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. We’re a thriving global community of 227,000 members and 544,000 future members based in 176 countries and regions that upholds the highest professional and ethical values.

We believe that accountancy is a cornerstone profession of society that supports both public and private sectors. That’s why we’re committed to the development of a strong global accountancy profession and the many benefits that this brings to society and individuals.

Since 1904 being a force for public good has been embedded in our purpose. And because we’re a not-for-profit organisation, we build a sustainable global profession by re-investing our surplus to deliver member value and develop the profession for the next generation.

Through our world leading ACCA Qualification, we offer everyone everywhere the opportunity to experience a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. And using our respected research, we lead the profession by answering today’s questions and preparing us for tomorrow.  Find out more about us at


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