The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), which is the country’s sole professional body offering a recognised professional qualification and an academic qualification under one roof, is providing a unique opportunity for the graduates of its BSc. Applied Accounting (Special) Degree to become Chartered Accountants and climb the ladder of professional success faster.
Graduates of the BSc. Applied Accounting Degree of CA Sri Lanka, who have completed the four-year special degree programme, recognised by the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Higher Education, must complete only the final level (Strategic Level) of the CA Sri Lanka curriculum while enjoying exemptions for the Business and Corporate Levels of the programme, thereby fast-tracking their route to become Chartered Accountants along with the academic qualification.
Graduates of the special degree will only need to complete the Strategic Level of the CA Sri Lanka Chartered Accounting programme while enjoying exemptions from the Business Level and the Corporate Level. Of a total of 17 subjects of the CA Sri Lanka Curriculum, the graduates will enjoy exemptions from 12 subjects (8 subjects from Business Level and 4 subjects from Corporate level).
The special exemption is granted only for graduates who will complete the new 2020 curriculum of the BSc. Applied Accounting (Special) Degree launched this year.
The dual qualification will add immense value to the graduates of CA Sri Lanka along with the ability to enjoy greater international mobility due to the global recognition of both qualifications. The contemporary curriculum of both the professional and academic qualifications also allows students to secure employability at leading corporates in the country as well as within the public sector.
Students who have successfully completed the GCE Advanced Level exams or London Advanced Level (Edexcel/Cambridge) examinations with three passes can register for the CA Sri Lanka degree programme. Additionally, professionals who are employed and have fulfilled the basic entry requirements can also follow the degree programme on a part time basis. Students with pending results from the 2020 A-Level exam can also register for the degree.
Due to the ongoing pandemic situation in the country, CA Sri Lanka will conduct online lectures for the benefit of the students following the degree, to ensure they will complete the programme without undue delays.
The BSc. Applied Accounting degree offered by CA Sri Lanka is internationally accredited from highly respected accounting organisations including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and leading Australian universities; Deakin and La Trobe which also offer transfer opportunities to students who wish to complete their second and third year of the degree in Australia.
The CA Sri Lanka programme is recognised as one of the country’s most respected professional qualifications. Since 1959, CA Sri Lanka has been producing dynamic Chartered Accountants, who possess the unique ability to lead the corporate world both locally and overseas.
The Institute has over 6,000 members, who are known for their professional integrity, exceptional technical and perceptive skills, as well as financial discipline and out of the box thinking, which helps them add value to the organisations they serve. Chartered Accountants qualified at CA Sri Lanka are also business leaders and give leadership to top corporates as Chairmen, Partners, CEOs, CFOs, Finance Directors and Financial Controllers among other high-profile designations. They also serve in over 30 countries across all continents.
Registrations for the BSc. Applied Accounting degree are now open for the November / December 2020 intake.