The ACCA and University of London have joined up to launch the first ever Masters programme integrated with a professional qualification.
The Masters programme will made available to ACCA students and members around the world.
This is the first time an accountancy body has joined with a university to enable students to gain a Masters’ degree and a professional accountancy qualification at the same time.
Helen Brand OBE, ACCA chief executive said the body is "delighted" to be the first body to do this.
“Through our strong global relationships, we know that employers in many markets place a very high value on finance leaders having both a professional and a Masters qualification," she said.
The programme will support students utilising online tools and interactive learning activities. It will offer a range of learning support available through the University's community of teaching institutions and online tutors.
Students successfully graduating from this programme will complement their professional skills with masters’ level outcomes to support their career development.
The Masters programme will be available from early 2016 and will be delivered through online and local institutional support, in association with UCL.
Further details relating to the routes for ACCA students and members will be available in March 2015.