Direct entry into UK honours degree for CAT, LCCI holders.

Direct entry into UK honours degree for CAT, LCCI holders

KUCHING: CAT graduates and LCCI Diploma holders can now gain direct entry into a prestigious UK honours degree programme majoring in accountancy and finance.

The University of Sunderland is accepting these two qualifications as its entry requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Finance 3+0 programme, via its partner SEGi College Sarawak.

An added advantage is that graduates of this degree can gain a maximum exemption of 9 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) papers when they graduate.

That leaves only 5 professional ACCA examinations to gain their ACCA membership, should they pursue this career option.

“This exciting new development means that students can gain multiple qualifications and still pursue an ACCA qualification,” said SEGi College Sarawak Principal, Stella Lau. 

Graduates of this honours degree can gain maximum exemption of all the certificate-level papers and a range of managerial-level papers of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

It will also afford students other exemptions from other professional bodies like AIA and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).

In addition, UEC students with 5 Bs can enter directly into this programme which offers many career choices ranging from Accountancy to Wealth Administration in a variety of sectors like banking, estate management, unit trust, personal financial planning and corporate planning.

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Finance is awarded by the University of Sunderland, UK, so students pursuing the degree in Kuching will receive the same certification as those studying on-campus in UK.

The examinations and assignments are issued by the University so the standard of the qualification will be exactly the same as those choosing to fly to the university to pursue their degree there.

The only difference will be the cost between studying in UK and in Kuching. The estimated cost of studying in the UK is about RM70,000 to RM80,000 (including living expenses) per year.

Studying in Kuching will cost less than RM33,000 for the entire programme.

Students can apply for full PTPTN loan or opt for the interest free installment payment scheme. Free financial advice will be given during the SEGi Open Day this weekend, on December 18 and 19 from 9am to 4pm.

The February intake is on and those interested can call SEGi’s toll free number at 1-300-88-SEGI or 1-300-88-7344 or e-mail: for further information.

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HAPPY FACES… SEGi has produced thousands of graduates. In 3 years’ time, the graduates will also include BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.

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