The Master in Corporate Finance (MCF) program of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) has been accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Students who will enter this GSOM program from September 2021, will receive nine ACCA discipline credits upon completion of the curriculum.
ACCA is an association of financial and accounting professionals that awards qualifications that are sought after by employers around the world. This agreement is an important stage in the rebooting of the Corporate Finance program and in the renewal of the Business School's strategy.
As part of the partnership, GSOM SPbU was provided with an absolute maximum - nine discipline credits, meaning that the MCF student's curriculum will cover 85% of the entire ACCA program. Graduates will thus be able to obtain a full association qualification within a year instead of the usual three to four years, taking part of the professional exams during their studies at the university. Also, the MCF curriculum includes two subjects of the Strategic Professional level, designed in accordance with the requirements of the ACCA: Advanced Corporate Finance (AFM), Advanced Performance Management (APM).
A full ACCA qualification is the international professional community of financiers’ access to over 30,000 relevant finance jobs around the world, as well as an ever-growing professional knowledge base. Students will have the opportunity to obtain a simplified Bachelor degree from Oxford Brookes University, and upon successful passing of the four final exams of the association, a Master degree from the University of London.