Universidad EAN in Bogota, Colombia becomes the first ACCA Future Approved Learning Partner in Latin America

Date

15 Mar 2016

Sections

Euro & Finance
Education

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) announces today that it has accredited Universidad EAN in Bogota, Colombia with its Future Approved Learning partner status.

Stephen Heathcote, executive director of Markets at ACCA, said: “We signed an MOU with University EAN in August 2015, enabling students who enrol on EAN’s new virtual public accountancy undergraduate programme to be able to study and sit exams for the ACCA Qualification, which has been embedded within the programme. In this way, they obtain a double academic and professional qualification at the end of the five year programme of study.

“As a Future Approved Learning Provider,  EAN will soon demonstrate that they meet ACCA's key criteria for full level approval, working in partnership with us to meet the remaining criteria for Gold approval. This is another successful step in our long term partnership together, alongside ACCA’s commitment to Latin America.”

Academic Vice-Chancellor Dr. Diego Cardona, adds: "I am delighted that Universidad EAN, in further developing its policy of high-quality education, has become the first Future Approved Learning Partner of ACCA in Latin America.

“With this accreditation, Universidad EAN offers the possibility to students in the undergraduate accounting programme, as well as those enrolled in specialisations and graduate programmes related to accountancy and finance, of obtaining the ACCA Qualification, and their eligibility for a dual degree from several British Universities as a differential factor.

“The ACCA Qualification guarantees our accounting and financial professionals and students the skills required to respond to the policies framework under which companies prepare their financial information, incorporating international standards known as IFRS, applied in more than 130 countries, including Colombia.”

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