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What qualification should i go for?
03-26-2004, 07:51 PM,
#1
What qualification should i go for?
I am right now doing ACCA and have done half of Part2. After doing ACCA, i would be going for ACA and i would be applying for BSc in applied Accounting. Now after this should i go for Masters degree means for MBA in finance as finance will be more related to my field. So is MBA in finance more worth of or oter thing like MBA in Marketing etc. Or should i go for CIMA. Till now there is no yet quivalnce for BSc in Applied Accounting awarded by Oxford Brookes, which University in Pakistan will be taking for MBA on this Bacelors degree if i go for MBA and there should be worth of it in terms of job opportunities as well. Like do IBA takes it???? Or it would be a more better option to go for CIMA?

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03-26-2004, 08:00 PM,
#2
 
It seems that you have lost your focus. First question you should ask yourself is

Why do I need so many accounting degrees?

I think ACCA and ACA are both in themselves complete accountancy degrees you should go for some practical exposure that would be more valuable.

Irfan
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03-27-2004, 04:59 AM,
#3
 
I haven't lost focus I assume. ACCA and ACA, they are Professional Qualifications but they don't give you a degree in your hand. Like MBA can give you a degree to hold, and I would be taking practical exposure for sure but I wanted to know of just in case I feel like doing what will be the better option to go for?

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03-27-2004, 05:55 AM,
#4
 
hi n sallam
my dear friend
ACA ( ICAP ) is also equivalent of MASTER DEGREE )
so don't feel bad...
only concentrate on ur CA ...
tczz
regardzzz...
ALEE_RULEZ

Never seek advice from a Chartered Accountant. They are trained to find problems not solutions.
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03-27-2004, 06:13 AM,
#5
 
"What qualification should i go for?"

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03-27-2004, 08:40 AM,
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I haven't lost focus I assume. ACCA and ACA, they are Professional Qualifications but they don't give you a degree in your hand. Like MBA can give you a degree to hold, and I would be taking practical exposure for sure but I wanted to know of just in case I feel like doing what will be the better option to go for?


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CA from ICAP is considered equivalent to M.COM... Therefore, it is accepted as 'Masters' in Pakistan.

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03-27-2004, 08:50 PM,
#7
 
Sincerely speaking opt for CIMA as it cant be compared with MBA!. Although i recently heard that BSC from Oxford Brookes University is been recognized by HEC.

Can u dig it SUcka
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04-15-2004, 04:55 AM,
#8
 
Bro,
The Oxford Brookes degree is a safe option for those who are not sure whether they will be able to complete the professional exams. In that sense it is a good option as there are a lot of part-qualifieds out there without a degree which gives them a disadvantage. Neither are they "qualified" and neither are they "graduates". So go for the degree.
CIMA is a pretty good commercial qualification. In the UK, 63% of the UK employers prefer CIMA as it is perceived as very commercially focussed. ICAEW and ACCA are 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the public practice sector ICAEW and ACCA are preferred. In this sector CIMA accountants are involved in consultancy and Tax/client accounting advice as well as computer auditing.

I'm not sure of the benefits of an MBA if a person has qualified, but for a start, you need to clarify what your goals are before we can advise whether the Finance or the Marketing option is suitable.

Finally, a string of letters after your name is no guarantee to success, so it may well be premature to discuss all of these options. Like Irfan says, you do not want to give the impression of somebody who does not have focus. No matter how many qualifications you have, a potential employer never likes someone who is confused. I do understand however, that you are doing your "research" in this forum to make appropriate decisions. I pray it goes well, whatever your decision.


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04-15-2004, 06:20 AM,
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Bro,
The Oxford Brookes degree is a safe option for those who are not sure whether they will be able to complete the professional exams. In that sense it is a good option as there are a lot of part-qualifieds out there without a degree which gives them a disadvantage. Neither are they "qualified" and neither are they "graduates". So go for the degree.
CIMA is a pretty good commercial qualification. In the UK, 63% of the UK employers prefer CIMA as it is perceived as very commercially focussed. ICAEW and ACCA are 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the public practice sector ICAEW and ACCA are preferred. In this sector CIMA accountants are involved in consultancy and Tax/client accounting advice as well as computer auditing.

I'm not sure of the benefits of an MBA if a person has qualified, but for a start, you need to clarify what your goals are before we can advise whether the Finance or the Marketing option is suitable.

Finally, a string of letters after your name is no guarantee to success, so it may well be premature to discuss all of these options. Like Irfan says, you do not want to give the impression of somebody who does not have focus. No matter how many qualifications you have, a potential employer never likes someone who is confused. I do understand however, that you are doing your "research" in this forum to make appropriate decisions. I pray it goes well, whatever your decision.



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An ACA (ICAEW) preferred 'after' CIMA?... NO WAY !!

That might only be the case in the cost & management dept (and other related segments), but generally speaking, NEVER!

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05-10-2004, 07:52 PM,
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An ACA (ICAEW) preferred 'after' CIMA?... NO WAY !!

That might only be the case in the cost & management dept (and other related segments), but generally speaking, NEVER!


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