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What is ACCA?


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ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants.

Are you interested in an internationally recognised qualification that would open career opportunities all over the world? 

Start your journey towards it at EBS by studying accounting and finance related courses in accordance with the ACCA qualification system. ACCA - the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - is the largest global accounting body respected and accredited all over the world. Read more >>>  

On successful completion of ACCA exams students will be awarded diplomas certifying their professional level in accordance with the ACCA qualification system.



ACCA is the global body for professional accountants offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to those looking for a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. It enables you to build a successful career in any sector anywhere in the world you want.

Who is it for?

If you'd like to develop skills in accounting for your current job or you're preparing to enter the finance field, then ACCA programme is your right choice. Your future areas of career are e.g. auditing, banking, fund management, etc. and your potential job titles may be e.g. Tax Adviser, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Finance Officer and many more.

The ACCA Qualification 

Fundamentals level
The ACCA QUALIFICATION is divided into two levels - Fundamentals and Professional level. If you are a university student or graduate, you can start at the Fundamentals level. There are lots of qualifications you can achieve along the way as you work towards ACCA membership, including a Diploma Accounting and Business, Advanced Diploma in Accounting and even a Bachelor`s Degree in Social Sciences awarded by Estonian Business School, after completing full bachelor programme. Completing ACCA modules in EBS is part of that programme. In addition, having completed ACCA Fundamentals exams, you can be awarded a Bachelor`s  Degree (BSc) by Oxford Brookes University.

Professional level
For graduates with relevant accredited degrees from recognised institutions, you can start your journey to ACCA membership at the Professional level. Your previous qualifications mean you have already made significant progress towards the exam component of the ACCA Qualification and could allow you to claim a maximum of nine exemptions. You can check out what exemptions you may be eligible to claim at 

Becoming a professional accountant isn’t just about sitting exams. That’s only part of it. Equally important is getting relevant, supervised practical experience. It demonstrates to employers that you have proven experience and practical skills relevant to the role and can be relied on to get the job done. You can complete your work experience before, at the same time, or after completing the exams. But at the same time is best. It means a quicker journey time to ACCA membership and can really benefit your studies if you can start to apply what you’re learning to the workplace.

Ethics and professionalism are at the heart of everything at ACCA. It doesn’t matter where you start your journey, it’s important you know what it means to act professionally and ethically. It builds confidence in those who employ your services that you carry out your duties with trust and integrity. It demonstrates you are professional. That’s why all ACCA students have to take the Foundations in Professionalism online interactive module to achieve any of the Foundation-level awards and the Diploma in Accounting and Business as part of the ACCA Qualification; and the Professional Ethics module to achieve the Advanced Diploma and the ACCA Qualification


ACCA exams


If you decide to complete the ACCA Qualification, you will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business on your way to completing the ACCA Qualification. Certification is issused by ACCA Global Institution.

What's involved? You will need to register for the ACCA Qualification. When you have completed the Fundamentals level exams (F1-F9) and also the Professional Ethics module, you will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business. You can progress to the Professional level to continue your ACCA Qualification.
How long will it take to complete? It's up to you, but please note there is a 10-year time limit to complete the exams when gaining the ACCA Qualification. You can sit the exams in June and December  at one of 400 ACCA exam centres around the world. You can complete Foundations in Professionalism before or after the exams. So you could complete this Diploma in 12 to 18 months.

Read more about how to enter for exams >>>
ACCA Exams
 take place four times a twice a year- September, December, March and June.
Computer-based exams (CBE) available for F1, F2, F3, F4 in Estonian Business School CBE Centre.  Read more from here >>> . 


Taking ACCA exams you have to register with ACCA.
ACCA Global Exam fees 

- Initial registration - £79
- Annual subscription £97
- Knowledge exams (F1-F3) – standard £74 per paper 
- Skills exams (F4-F9) - standard £100 per paper

- CBE Exam fees in EBS CBE Center F1-F3 (£63) and F4 (£78) + exam centre fee. 
Find more information from here >>>


Preparing for ACCA 

While preparing for ACCA examps you can take different courses from EBS degree studies through Open University.

If you are already a participant of ACCA programme and would like to continue your  academic career in one of EBS degree programs then after passing the ACCA exams they can be transferred via  APEL to EBS degree programs, in this case you do not have to pass courses you have already certified results for.