Why choose to study ACCA?

Choose ACCA – and discover a world of opportunity

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. 

Get a flying start to your business career with ACCA

Work anywhere in the world

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 219,000 members and 527,000 students in 179 countries.

Stand out to the best employers

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. Explore this further in our career navigator. 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.

Supported by quality tuition

We have a network of approved learning partners to help you on every step of your journey.  Whether you wish to study full-time or part-time, in a classroom environment or online, you'll be able to find quality tuition that suits your needs and lifestyle.  For some exams you can even use our own learning platform, ACCA-X.

The flexibility to choose your own path

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.  Additionally you can even gain additional qualifications on your journey to membership, including:

  • BSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University*
  • MSc in Professional Accountancy from the University of London.

*The BSc programme is closing in 2026. Find out more.

Get the support you need to succeed

Our dedicated, 24-hour support service is here whenever you need it – to answer questions or to give advice. And you can access our free, dedicated resources and materials on our website.  

If English isn’t your first language, we provided targeted maths and english support for each exam you take.

Join our global network

Build the strong professional network you need in today’s fast-paced business world. When you study with us, you can meet valuable contacts at networking events and chat to fellow students on our virtual learning community. And when you become a member, you’ll join our network of over 219,000 members, connecting you with thousands of like-minded finance professionals across the globe.

Be part of the organisation that thinks ahead

We drive change in the accountancy sector – advising governments, organisations and regulators and working with our members around the world to push an agenda of fairness and transparency. When you’re an ACCA member, you help us to shape the future of accountancy and business.

Ready to start?

Join us as a student to start your ACCA journey. Alternatively, sign up to receive Potential, our monthly enewsletter to find out more about ACCA and keep yourself up to date with the latest.  If you've any questions, chat to us or send us a message.

"If I hadn't been ACCA qualified I wouldn't have been offered the role. ACCA membership really opens doors."

Jeremy Dahdi ACCA - Planning and Reporting Director, Pearson