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Mar 5, 2014

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SMC / ACCA deal: Strathmore students to benefit

Opportunity to accelerate: (R) Anthony Kariuki Head ACCA Kenya & (L) Dr. David Wang’ombe Dean of Strathmore School of Management and Commerce after signing a new deal that will see the university’s students combine their final year undergraduate studies with professional body registration.The partnership deal is the first of its kind by the global body for professional accountants.

It a great milestone for Strathmore’s School of Management and Commerce (SMC) as the school entered into an agreement, (the only one of its kind among East Africa’s universities,) with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) that will see the SMCs’ 3rd & 4th year undergraduates students get exemptions enabling savings of up to Kshs. 150,000. The ‘Accelerate Programme’ was launched Friday 28th February at SBS Auditorium on Friday.


Strathmore University (a premier university in the region) and ACCA (the leading international accounting body) signed a deal in which Bachelor of Commerce students specializing in Accounting and Finance will receive exemptions in five papers: F1, F2, F3, F4 and F6.This will enable the students accelerate their progression in accountancy and finance as they complete their ACCA course faster than their counterparts.


Representing ACCA was Mr. Anthony Kariuki -Head of ACCA Kenya, Mr. George Kairu-

Head of Education ACCA East Africa and Mr. Geoffrey Ochieng'- Education Services Manager; 

while the Strathmore side was well represented by Dr. David Wang’ombe  and Dr.

Gachenga, the Dean and the Associate dean of SMC respectively.


Additionally, the students will also be exempted from registration costs and ACCA will pay for the costs of exemptions on behalf of the students. With this deal, students will not only receive valuable technical and educational support necessary to help them develop skills that employers look for in graduates, but will also make significant savings upon registering for the Accelerate programme.

 Strathmore University is the only university in Eastern Africa that has been granted the privilege of exempting its Accounting and Finance students from a number of ACCA papers. This partnership confirms the superiority of Strathmore’s BCom degree in a market that is has very many institutions of higher learning offering the same course.


About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. Founded in 1904, it aims to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. It supports 162,000 members and 428,000 students in 173 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills needed by employers. It has a network of 89 offices and centres and more than 8,500 approved employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development.


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Nirbhay Tiwari
Dec 27, 2015 at 05:06:21 PM
Wanted to join ACCA in Nairobi, need to know how to pursue about the syllabus, study mat., fee structure etc.
David Kaberia
Mar 24, 2015 at 04:29:40 PM
I am a CPA graduate of strathmore university school of accountancy.Can i benefit from this deal?
Jul 25, 2014 at 09:08:34 AM
Hi Dennis, Kindly get more information from the ACCA web link provided in the story. If you need further assistance contact our schools admin office. Regards.
dennis otete
Jul 24, 2014 at 02:41:52 PM
having cleared my MBA Finance wat exemptions do i have?
Camilla Obuya
Mar 28, 2014 at 09:48:06 AM
I'M a kenyatta university first year student taking bachelor of commerce and im interested in pursuing ACCA IN YOUR INSTITUTION.Kindly may i know the requirements and more especially the fee structure and the time it is offered. THANK YOU.
Mar 21, 2014 at 01:22:59 PM
I have a query is this programme suited for students who are double majoring in Bcom(Accounting
Mar 14, 2014 at 03:48:30 PM
Lorraine thanks for your query. This is a deal that has just been secured and will benefit only Bachelor of Commerce students specializing in Accounting and Finance. This partnership confirms the superiority of Strathmore’s BCom degree in a market.
Mar 13, 2014 at 11:18:48 PM
This is very good,but what of the students who are combining both B.comm and ACCA at the same time? It seems there is no benefit at all but a waste of time and money.Please advise
Lisa Calsin
Mar 12, 2014 at 10:58:07 PM
This is wonderful news, i've been looking forward to such an opportunity. THANK YOU ACCA KENYA AND SMC.
Patrick Mbithi
Mar 10, 2014 at 04:06:16 PM
Patrick Musyimi
Mar 6, 2014 at 02:46:52 PM
To get the 1st of the best, simply log on to the Strathmore University website.
Mar 5, 2014 at 08:00:23 PM
Wow!!! Wish this had happened during my 1st year... Nyhu all those who can take advantage pliz do... and this is way better than the exemption CPA offers.




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