International Master's study options with ACCA

Open doors to a world of opportunities

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If you're looking to start an exciting dynamic career and need an edge for that all-important job interview, studying an accounting or finance Master’s programme abroad is a great asset. Gaining an MSc with a prestigious university while simultaneously qualifying with ACCA makes you instantly attractive to employers and provides you with valuable learning experiences essential for your own journey of success.

Studying in a different country gives you fresh perspectives and you will gain insight into new cultures, learn different views on world events, the ability to practise other languages and build a diverse international network – all elements that make you and your CV stand out. 

ACCA partners with select leading universities around the world to offer integrated Master’s programs – these give you the opportunity to take your ACCA exams at the same time as your post-graduate degree and qualify with both an academic and a professional qualification

In a competitive world, now is the best time to fast-track your pathway to ACCA membership and give your life journey the best possible start

Why study with a recognised ACCA university partner?

Go anywhere, do anything

ACCA is the true international accountancy and business leadership qualification recognised by employers with members in 170 countries and offices in 67. Whatever your passion is, our flexible qualification will help you get there.

Accelerate your career

Studying for the ACCA Qualification and a Master’s simultaneously means the moment you graduate, you’ll be ready to start your career. Check out to see if you qualify for exemptions or require modular top-ups exams.

Stand out to the best employers

The ACCA Qualification gives you the technical, professional and ethical skills and experience employers everywhere are looking for. Combined with your BSc and now with a MSc, you stand out from the crowd.

Be part of something big

When you join ACCA, you become part of our global network of students and members who’ll be there to support you throughout your career. If there is a university you would like to study with and is not listed below yet, please do not hesitate to contact ACCA.

Ready to learn more?

Studying a professional and academic qualification together is a very efficient pathway to achieving two qualifications at the same time, saving you time and money.

We have developed simultaneous learning programmes where you can study for a Masters and the ACCA Qualification with our international partner universities listed by country below.

Next steps

Below is a list by country where you can study a Master's programme and the ACCA Qualification simultaneously. Once you have selected your university and checked your exemptions, by using the ACCA Exemption calculator, you can then apply directly by clicking on the relevant course link.

Select a university with ACCA embedded syllabus.

Course not listed?

ACCA recognise and assess other Master level courses around the world that do not teach the ACCA Qualification simultaneously and award exemptions. For a full list of these university Master's programmes and to check to see the level of exemptions awarded, visit our universities with assessed courses page.

Further information

If you’re a university that’s keen to partner with us please download our Academic Partnerships brochure for an overview and contact your local office.