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    Hello all,

    Im currently studying the first stage of ACCA (f1, f2,f3), however I am thinking about what I want to after I finish the course. Whilst I want to be a financial accountant, I do want my CV and skills to have more meaning and management potential in a general sense. I am thinking of doing an MBA or masters equivalent after ACCA>

    However, the problem for most MBAs and masters is you have to have a undergraduate degree which I dont have. I have found this MBA course on the bpp website where it says the requirements are either an undergrad degree or a professional qualification:

    http://www.bppbusiness.com/programme...uirements.aspx

    Would this include ACCA? Is this a reputable MBA to study?
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    Hello all,

    Im currently studying the first stage of ACCA (f1, f2,f3), however I am thinking about what I want to after I finish the course. Whilst I want to be a financial accountant, I do want my CV and skills to have more meaning and management potential in a general sense. I am thinking of doing an MBA or masters equivalent after ACCA>

    However, the problem for most MBAs and masters is you have to have a undergraduate degree which I dont have. I have found this MBA course on the bpp website where it says the requirements are either an undergrad degree or a professional qualification:

    http://www.bppbusiness.com/programme...uirements.aspx

    Would this include ACCA? Is this a reputable MBA to study?
    Hi,

    (1) You can get an Oxford Brookes degree alongside the ACCA for not that much extra work. Might be worth looking at anyway; and may make MBA admission a bit easier as you won't be using the 'or' option.
    (2) Yes, 'or a professional qualification' will include ACCA. Nothing special here though, most MBAs including very presitgious ones will have the same requirements.
    (3) BPP isn't reputable. They're not universities. Giving companies (BPP and Kaplan) the right to award degrees is very recent. It's an experiment. They've no repututation in that area, in fact being businesses carries a stigma. Who knows what people be saying in 5 or 10 years time, doing it is a huge gamble. I would strongly advise anyone against doing a Kaplan or BPP degree.
    (4) As I said there are lots of other options. Most MBAs will consider someone professionally qualified but minus a degree. Some places - like the OU - even specialise in educating people without a traditional university background and have a very strong reputuation. I would take them over BPP/Kaplan every time.
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    Get some solid work experience before your MBA. I've no idea why so many people seem to want an MBA for academics rather than recognising the value is in brand name and the the network you form at college. As I understand it, the point of an MBA is to lend credibility to the story of why you started off in career A and want to move to career B.

    On the same point, I'd only do an MBA at an internationally recognised institution. No idea where BPP sits but I can't imagine it compares well against LBS, INSEAD, Oxbridge, et al - but that's precisely what you're setting yourself against when you do an MBA. Interviewers will take one look at your CV, see that you have an MBA and file you in that category and compare you to other MBA candidates.

    The point I'm making is that if you are going to do one try to make sure it's at the right place for the right reasons. On the basis of what you've described it's more likely to be characterised as an afterthought, and they probably wouldn't be to far from the mark.
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    Hi there, just to say, I'm currently completing the last five ACCA papers with the MBA being offered at the LSBF. I also have a masters in finance, but i don;t think on any occasion they asked me about my undergrad degree. The LSBF offer is a fully funded Msc in Finance after completion of the ACCA papers. Ok, i am under no illusion that the MBA is top notch, but the Msc isn't bad and has no stipulation that you need an undergrad degree. It's on offer if you take your final papers with LSBF;so there isn't any need for the undergrad, just the tuition for the final papers. If you pass the papers, you do the Msc. Hope everything works (has worked) out for you.
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    Hi there, I'm doing my A levels at the moment. I was just curious, my financial state isn't the highest, and getting a student loan would be rather difficult. Would it be recommended to go for a university course (all the way through to a Masters finally) from a not-so-well known university, or simply do ACCA? They'd cost roughly the same (ACCA would still be slightly cheaper).
    Thanks
 
 
 
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