Our USA academic partnerships enable current and prospective ACCA students to continue their education in the United States and gain ACCA exemptions, while working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a valued and impressive US university.
These academic partnerships are designed to allow the ACCA student or prospective student to complete their studies in the US and gain valuable experience with US culture, society, and companies.
Additionally, the ACCA North America team is working on future relationships with other colleges and universities to provide opportunities for students to complete both the ACCA Qualification and an American degree concurrently.
Please note: These programs are designed for existing or new ACCA students. Universities in the USA will not grant credit towards completed ACCA coursework. There are no expedited routes of study for ACCA members.
ACCA USA is partnered with multiple schools, both undergraduate and graduate, across the United States of America.
Seattle University is an Accredited Education Partner of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA). This partnership grants undergraduate accounting majors and Master of Professional Accounting (MPAC) students graduating on or after January 1, 2019 exemptions to at least half of the slate of ACCA exams required to obtain the internationally-recognized ACCA qualification. This partnership reflects the quality of students’ professional formation experience at Seattle University and in the Accounting program in developing the competencies and skills sought-after in candidates joining the global market for accounting professionals.
Established in 1947, the AACSB-accredited Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University is home to over 1,600 graduate and undergraduate business students. The Albers School develops exceptional business leaders who are values-driven and committed to advancing the common good. Albers offers students undergraduate degrees in business, with concentrations in nine disciplines, and economics. Our graduate degrees include four MBAs, plus specialized master’s degrees in accounting, business analytics, finance and sport business leadership.
Albers programs are highly ranked nationally, including:
Albers received Center of Excellence status from the Institute of Internal Auditors in 2017, one of only eight such Centers in the world
In addition, our chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has received a Superior Chapter Award for five years in a row. We are one of the most decorated chapters in the Pacific Northwest Region, with five distinguished, twenty six superior, and four gold chapter nominations.
Situated in the heart of the dynamic city of Seattle, we work with the Puget Sound region’s top business professionals to tap their expertise in delivering our highly ranked programs.
Brandeis University became an Accredited Education Partner of ACCA in 2018.
The International Business School at Brandeis University in Boston, MA is an AACSB-accredited institution whose MBA program is ranked among the best in the world by The Princeton Review. The MBA program is also ranked by CNN Expansión and is named a top program for Latin American students by America Economia magazine.
The school's MA program in International Economics and Finance is ranked #2 in the country and 22nd in the world by the Financial Times. The 2017 FT rankings noted achievements in gender balance, career goal fulfilment and internship placement. The MA program is also ranked #3 in the country among graduate financial economics programs by the TFE Times (formerly The Financial Engineer) and has been in the top five for three years in a row. The program is also listed among the top 30 finance programs for careers in investment banking by eFinancialCareers.
The school's Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program is ranked 5th in the country by the TFE Times and has been in the top 10 for three years in a row.
Academic leadership at Brandeis IBS has acknowledged these rankings as a reaffirmation of the school’s strong academic reputation and multicultural student-centered environment.
Find out more and apply on the Brandeis University website
Temple University became an Accredited Education Partner of ACCA in October 2017.
Established in 1918, the Fox School at Temple University has a distinguished tradition of preparing business leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs for successful careers. Today, it is the largest, most comprehensive business school in the greater Philadelphia region, and among the largest in the world.
Executive MBA Ranking
Find out more and apply on the Temple University website
ACCA’s second university partnership is with American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington, D.C.
Kogod is committed to preparing graduates to excel in today’s dynamic business environment.
It is the oldest accredited business school in the nation’s capital and its students and faculty hail from over 100 countries around the world.
Kogod is regularly recognized for its commitment to its students and the global business community.
Find out more and apply on the American University website
ACCA's first American partnership is with Pace University - one of New York’s largest universities, with campuses in New York City and Westchester County.
Pace’s Lubin School of Business is accredited by the AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is globally recognized for:
Find out more and apply on the Pace University website
University of Massachusetts - Lowell (UML) has been a great partner of ACCA’s since 2017. UML is recognized for being in the forefront of a transformative era. From the strength of their students to the excellence of the faculty, the Manning School of Business is educating the next generation of global business leaders.
Find out more on the UML website
BYU became an Accredited Education Partner of ACCA in 2017.
At BYU Marriott, students become the kind of leaders that lean, agile organizations of today and tomorrow demand. They take invaluable life experiences and combine them with rigorously experiential, highly collaborative programs. BYU Marriott students lead the way forward with an intense belief in the possible—and the insight to achieve it.
The BYU Marriott School of Business was named for Marriott Corporation founders J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott in 1988. It is housed in the N. Eldon Tanner Building, a seven-story, 220,000-square foot, glass and steel building located on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah. The building was expanded in 2008 to accommodate a growing number of students.
Ranked by US News & World Report for having No. 3 ranking for their accounting specialty. The school was also ranked No. 16 in international business and No. 29 in entrepreneurship.
Find out more and apply on the Brigham Young University website
St. John’s University (SJU) has been a great partner of ACCA’s since 2014. St. John's is recognized for its rigorous and engaging academic programs, a vibrant and diverse student life, Big East sports excitement and compassionate outreach of prayer and service, with campuses in and around New York City (Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island) and study centers across the globe (Rome, Paris, and Seville).
SJU and its Peter J Tobin College of Business are well respected and reviewed by many:
Find out more and apply on the St John's University website
University of Oklahoma because an Accredited Educational Partner in 2017.
In 1917, the OU School of Public and Private Business was one of the first schools west of the Mississippi River to be accredited by AACSB International. This formed into the College of Business Administration in 1928.
Find out more and apply on the University of Oklahoma website
Loyola University – Chicago became an Accredited Education Provider of ACCA in 2017.
Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business educates responsible leaders who strengthen our global business system. From college to the C-Suite, the Quinlan School of Business offers the business education you need to advance your career and your community.
Find out more and apply on the Loyola University Chicago website
Find out more and apply on the FIU website