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ACCA Grants Maximum Exemption to TAR University College Bachelor Degree Programmes

December 4, 2013 | Campus News

For four decades, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR University College’) has firmly established itself as the institution of choice for professional business education in Malaysia. The University College, via its Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business (‘FAFB’), forged close collaboration with global body for professional accountants, ACCA, since 1971 to prepare students to obtain ACCA professional qualification. The collaboration has since then grown from strength to strength, nurturing students who consistently won top prizes and placings in the ACCA professional examination as well as conferring Platinum Approved Learning Partner status on TAR University College and putting the institution in the world’s top 5% of ACCA tuition providers.  

The partnership reached a new height when ACCA awarded maximum exemption to two Bachelor degree programmes offered by TAR University College during the recent visit by ACCA President, Mr Martin Turner on 23 October 2013. During his visit, Mr Martin Turner handed over to Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok, President of TAR University College, two letters of exemption detailing the recognition given by ACCA to Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) programmes. In the presentation ceremony, it was highlighted that TAR University College is the only institution in the world approved by ACCA to run the Internally Assessed ACCA Fundamentals (Skills Module) programme for all the 9 modules of ACCA Fundamentals. The Internally Assessed programme is incorporated into the 3-year Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) programme.

The first letter of exemption is for the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) programme in which it outlines the exemption from Papers F1 to F9 for students who have successfully completed the Year 2 of the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) programme. The second letter of exemption is for the 4-year Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) programme which has been accredited by ACCA and is awarded maximum exemption from all 9 papers of the ACCA Fundamentals. The exemption granted by ACCA is a clear indication of the high standards and quality of the programmes offered by TAR University College.

In his address, Datuk Dr Tan expressed his delight in the recognition given by ACCA to TAR University College. He said: “This strong institutional bond between TAR University College and ACCA can only be possible with the continued cooperation and support for each other by these two organisations.  We value the contribution and role of ACCA in forging strategic alliances and developing initiatives with us to provide dynamic learning and training to our students. This partnership has been most fruitful and meaningful. We cherish this strong and established relationship and look forward to a closer cooperation between TAR UC and ACCA for many more years to come”.

During the ceremony, Mr Martin Turner also took the opportunity to congratulate TAR University College on the successful upgrading of status to University College by presenting a congratulatory token to Datuk Dr Tan. Indeed the upgrading is certainly timely for TAR University College to intensify its role in developing talent pool to meet the human capital needs of the country. With the change of status, TAR University College is allowed to conduct undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Its inaugural Bachelor degree programmes had started since 21 October 2013 and the University College will be having the Open Day from 13 – 15 December 2013 at Kuala Lumpur Main Campus, branch campuses and faculty branches for the public to obtain more information on the programmes offered by TAR UC. 
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