Qualified accountants can pursue careers in any industry and choose from a diverse range of specialisms. From fashion, traditional business and media to start-ups and major global corporations, organisations of all sizes and in all sectors understand the value of building a team of financially savvy accountants with strong strategic thinking skills. With the industry continuously expanding and presenting more opportunities for advancement, there has never been a better time to pursue a career in Accounting and Finance.

So, what’s the first step? Getting qualified.

To work as an accountant around the world, you’ll need to pass a series of vital exams that showcase you have the core knowledge needed to begin employment. Many degree programmes integrate industry qualifications into their curriculum, including Middlesex University Dubai, a 5-star KHDA-accredited British higher education institution in the UAE and Dubai’s largest UK university for total student enrolment.

Jumpstart your career with an industry-recognised UK degree

Middlesex’s BA Honours Accounting and Finance provides students with the tools to succeed in this dynamic and rewarding profession. The programme is the ideal first step to becoming a qualified accountant.

Students receive the highest possible exemptions from professional body exams, including from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). As well as being accredited by these professional bodies, the programme is also affiliated with the CFA Institute.

Build real-world experience during your studies

The University is highly regarded in global industry for its talented, award-winning graduates. Middlesex’s School of Accounting and Finance won the CIMA Excellence Award: Global Silver for Campus Culture in December 2020 in recognition of its “outstanding contributions to building the future of the accounting profession”.

In February 2022, a team of final year Accounting and Finance students were also crowned champions of the CFA Institute Research Challenge 2022’s UAE sub-regional finals for the third time in a row, beating over nine international universities across the UAE to win the coveted top prize.

Learn how the world of technology is influencing accounting

Through their dedicated on-campus digital Financial Lab, Middlesex students gain hands-on practical experience in using real-world accounting technology such as Sage, Xero and OneSource. A combination of lectures, workshops, seminars and class-based discussions led by practicing accountants ensure students gain the knowledge they need to progress in their careers. For example, the University collaborated with Emirates NBD to host Banker for a Day in May 2022, which exposed undergraduate students to how security, compliance and data analytics are vital to financial wellness and protecting consumers against fraud.

The tuition fees cover the costs of joining ACCA’s Accelerate and CIMA’s University Schemes too, which gives graduating students associated membership of both bodies, offering a further reduction in professional exam fees and access to professional body employability and academic resources and networking.

Advance your career with Postgraduate-level study

The University’s selection of UK Master’s programmes are ideal for both fresh graduates and working professionals who wish to deepen their existing knowledge and pursue a specialism. Middlesex’s MSc Investment Management is affiliated by the CFA and their MSc Banking and Finance has been awarded FRM Academic Partner Status by GARP. Both programmes offer deeper insights into impactful topics such as global investment finance, managing asset portfolios through digital platforms, and how economic systems help maintain international stability. Offering both full-time and part-time study options, the programmes provide the opportunity for students to advance their real-world knowledge that they can use directly in their professional roles.

Pallavi Kishore, Campus Programme Coordinator - Undergraduate and Postgraduate Accounting and Finance, said: “Our unique combination of extensive industry recognition and a curriculum based on providing real-world experience ensures our students graduate ready to make their mark on the Accounting and Finance profession. The industry is one of the most complex and important in global markets, and our students gain the technical, practical and ethical knowledge they need to start their journey towards becoming a qualified accountant.”

Apply today to Middlesex University Dubai’s Accounting and Finance programmes. Applications for September 2022 are open now. Learn more at www.mdx.ac.ae/september2022.