Course Overview

When you study with ACCA, you can take your career in any direction. You open doors to the best and most interesting roles all over the world. And you become one of the sought-after finance professionals our fast-changing world needs. It’s a rewarding and intense path – and we’re here to support you at every stage of your career. We have a worldwide reputation for excellence, and our rigorous qualifications are recognised and respected across the globe. When you join us, you become part of our diverse body of more than 208,000 members and 503,000 students in 179 countries.

Program Mission

Employers across the globe seek out ACCA-trained professionals – because they know they have the strategic thinking, technical skills and professional values to drive their organisations forward. We currently work with more than 7,400 Approved Employers and 80 accountancy partnerships worldwide – and connect our members with thousands of vacancies through the ACCA Careers Job Board.

Admission/Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study. In order to achieve 14 years of education equivalence from Higher Education Commission Pakistan, it is essential to have completed 12 years of local education (Metric/Intermediate) or 8 O-levels and 3 A-levels. In Pakistan, the Intermediate Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) has awarded HSSC (Intermediate in Commerce) equivalence to the Foundation Diploma. To be eligible for this equivalence, you must apply for the Foundation Diploma after completing O’ Levels or Matriculation.

In other instances, you will normally need to have the following:

  • Five secondary school passes (two A-Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent) – including English and Mathematics.
  • Any undergraduate degree from a local university.
  • If you have a recognised and relevant Finance or Accounting degree from an ACCA-accredited university, you may qualify for exemptions from some of the ACCA exams.

However, even if you have not studied at an ACCA-accredited university, you may still be eligible for exemptions – depending on the modules studied.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry: Admissions open for semesters commencing in January and September of every year. Ensure you allow adequate time for your application to go through the normal admission procedure of two weeks. Visit your nearest campus in time for securing a place in the programme.


Applied Knowledge Modules/Exams
An exceptional introduction to the world of finance and accounting, these exams provide students with a broad understanding of essential accounting techniques.
Business and Technology (BT)
Management Accounting (MA)
Financial Accounting (FA)
  • Foundations in Professionalism is an online ethics module that can be completed before or after the exams but must be completed if you wish to receive certification for the award you have achieved. This module is to be completed only once; if you have completed this module while studying for the Foundation Diploma, then this module need not be taken again.

Applied Skills Modules/Exams

Building on your existing knowledge and understanding, Applied Skills develops strong, broad and practical finance required of a future strategic professional accountant in any sector or industry.

  • Corporate and Business Law (LW)
  • Performance Management (PM)
  • Taxation (TX)
  • Financial reporting (FR)
  • Audit and Assurance (AA)
  • Financial Management (FM)

Compulsory Requirements to complete Applied Level & to progress to next Professional Level Ethics and Professional Skills module is an online ethics module that should be completed before attempting any of the Strategic Professional exams. Relevant Work Experience can be completed before, at the same time, or after the exams. At least three years of practical experience in a relevant role is required to qualify.



We hold exam sessions each quarter, and some of our exams can even be taken on-demand, giving you the flexibility to progress through our qualifications at your own pace. Our flexible exams also give you the opportunity to specialise in a chosen area and in a number of countries; you can even take exams based on your national tax and law.

Fees and Funding

The ACCA exam fee is charged per module, payable to the college on the given deadline, which will be communicated to the student well in advance when the student successfully completes the relevant module. IVY fee will be charged on a module-wise basis. Modules offered at a particular time will be dependent on the student strength and the availability of teachers. Contact the admissions team at your nearest IVY campus:

We have a limited number of scholarships that we offer to different students on the basis of the categories they fall into. Fee waivers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please access the Scholarship Policy and Form for further details.

Career Prospects

As an ACCA Diploma holder, you will be able to work with a range of organisations varying from accountancy, banking, financial management, corporate governance and management consultancy. This degree opens the doors to a range of careers, the majority of them with excellent progression and competitive salaries such as junior Financial Analyst, Trainee Accountant, Audit Trainee, Finance Assistant, Credit Controller and Payroll Assistant.

By covering a breadth of topics, you’ll have your pick as to which career path to choose upon graduating. Whilst studying you will develop skills including:

  • The ability to research and present information to various audiences
  • Analysis and evaluation of financial data
  • Effective communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills 
  • A solid understanding of business environments and financial management
  • The ability to work independently and within a team

As ACCA qualified, you’ll be prepared to enter a variety of business, financial and accounting roles. Candidates equipped with a solid understanding of business management, financial knowledge and accounting skills are highly valued and sought after by many employers, meaning there are a variety of job roles you might want to consider, such as:

  • Accountant
  • Finance Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Broker
  • Tax Advisor

Further Study

On completing the Applied Knowledge modules and the Foundations in Professionalism module, you are awarded the ACCA Diploma in Accounting & Business (Level 4). On completing the Applied Knowledge & Skills modules and the Ethics & Professional Skills module, you are awarded the ACCA Advanced Diploma in Accounting & Business. Additionally, Oxford Brookes University (OBU), in partnership with ACCA, offers a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting centred on the needs of employers for practical, professional accounting, and an MBA, which is designed to broaden business understanding and enhance strategic decision making. To qualify for this BSc degree, in addition to the modules listed in the relevant section, you need to submit a Research & Analysis Project and Key Skills Statement.

The University of London, in partnership with ACCA, offers an MSc in Professional Accountancy. This is an integrated programme that allows study towards an academic and professional qualification. There are customised pathways for ACCA students, affiliates and members.

Mode of Study

The programme is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY resources at the college library and online to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by tutors throughout the programme duration.