December 19, 2015 at 1:42 am
Has anyone tried before?
What can we do with an OBU degree?
Please broaden my mind.December 19, 2015 at 10:50 pm
You need to meet requirements of atleast one state’s Board of Accountancy in US if you are international student which you can read at nasba.org. There, you will find by reading requirement of different states whether you can take credit of OBU degree.
I hope above is answer of what you asked in topic title. If not please clear your question then.
BSc Hons. in Applied Accounting is a strong degree which add significant value to ACCA qualification if you don’t have degree as many employers now require ACCA graduates especially in middle east which i have experienced and they emphasis that you complete your academic study before opting a professional qualification.
I completed ACCA at age of 19 years along with high school and then i did not had degree so BSc Hons. helped me in completing my academic studies.
Further, Research Analysis Project for this degree is a relaxed version of ICAEW ACA’s Case study exam which develop equal skills required for that exam except for time pressure.
With this degree you may apply for masters in those universities which do not recognise professional qualifications. OBU degree also helps you in English language Exemption if you are required English language test for any purpose.
Lastly, if you already have one bachelors then getting another with just one project and £200 is not a bad deal and adds significant value to your CV in my opinion.
Hammad Ahmed Qureshi – OBU BSc Hons. RAP MentorDecember 30, 2015 at 9:53 am
Let’s discuss opportunity of CPA USA after ACCA and OBU BSC PROJECT and benefit of this certificate. Please share your concern and though over it.January 21, 2016 at 6:22 am
Let’s discuss opportunity of CPA USA after ACCA and OBU BSC PROJECT and benefit of this certificate. Please share your concern and though over it.
Yes Sir I want to know the answers to this discussion to .
I just moved to the US and i still have to pass two my optional papers .
I have no clue what I should do after doing that or should I even consider passing these two exams as ACCA is not recognized here in USJanuary 23, 2016 at 6:33 am
Ali Farooq OBU Registered MentorParticipant
Thank you for your interest. Nice to hear about you. Which US state you live in.
I suggest you to finish your ACCA exams and go for membership. After getting ACCA membership you will find lot of benefit even in the USA. Once you become member you may apply for CIA/IMA/CPA USA. If you need list of approved employer in the USA. Please write your email. I can assist you to get job and apply for further professional studies.
Ali Farooq, OBU BSc Registered MentorFebruary 10, 2016 at 11:13 pm
Unfortunately the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants does not recognise the ACCA (or in fact any of the qualifications issued by other recognised accountancy bodies in the UK). You may find the following link useful as it sets out how to go about acquiring their qualification if you are applying as an overseas candidate.March 2, 2016 at 4:49 pm
since we’re talking about the obu degree’s recognition in usa, i’d like to know can i use it to get admission in a masters program in usa/canada? will they consider the degree if i have the required gmat scores,ielts,etc?March 2, 2016 at 6:18 pm
For this, it depends on the university, you need to email and confirm from respective university.
Hammad Ahmed Qureshi – OBU Registered Mentor.March 2, 2016 at 6:48 pm
Thank for the quick feedback. Can i ask how much time it normally takes for an average student to clear all papers from f1-f9?
-HasanMarch 3, 2016 at 1:47 pm
Minimum time is 8 to 9 months as ACCA now conducts 4 exam sessions a year.
Hammad Ahmed Qureshi – OBU Registered Mentor.March 3, 2016 at 2:35 pm
I’m sure it isn’t 9 months as your only allowed to sit 8 exams in a year. Correct me of I am wrong. So 1 year and plus few months.March 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm
Yes, its maximum 8 exams per calendar year. http://www.accaglobal.com/sg/en/student/exam-entry-and-administration/enter-an-exam/exam-progression-rules.html.
My point is you attempt exams as:
F1 to F3 – March – April 2016
F5 to F9 – Between June – December 2016
F4 – Early January 2017
This will save your time if you pass which is possible.
Hammad Ahmed Qureshi – OBU Registered MentorMarch 5, 2016 at 8:43 pm
Ali Farooq OBU Registered MentorParticipant
Most of the Universities in the USA and Canada recognized BSC Hons but it goes through an evaluation process. If you are planning to study in the USA/Candad for Master program or any professional qualification such as CPA USA and CPA CGA. Each university has own evaluation process or agency (Evaluation Firm).
Plus Universities require students to pass GMAT and other Placement Test for getting admission.
OBU Registered MentorMarch 18, 2016 at 5:54 pm
Sorry for late response,
My email ID is firstname.lastname@example.org
I will greatly appreciate your help.
I recently emailed the NASBA asking about the evaluation of my ACCA papers and this is the response I got from them
Unfortunately, no jurisdictions will accept ACCA. We can evaluate your bachelor’s from Pakistan, but ACCA papers will not be accepted to sit for the CPA exam.””March 22, 2016 at 1:37 pm
I actually need your help and guidance regarding my case.
I am studying F8 & F9 for this June. I am confident that If i can put it in my best I can pass this papers, Therefore I can start working on the BSC project for November, Period 33.
And I am awarded the degree in March if I have Passed the project.
Now after this, My next plan is to travel to Toronto, Canada. or USA, however, Toronto is my first choice, The goal is to study towards the CPA Ontario designation or a Masters in Accounting, one that leads me to the CPA pathway. Either in the May or September, 2017 intake.
I am aware that I have to assess my transcripts to the CPA or the university for Masters, whichever i choose, I have to first get my transcripts assessed.
However, at the moment, I wish to know if anybody and by anybody I mean you or your friends or family had worked on this earlier such that I have hope or rather a clear picture of whether it is possible or not so that by Next March, I know what exactly I need to do, that is why, if you could really help me solve this case, I will be very grateful to you!
In case you would like to email me, it is email@example.com
Thank you for your time,
JahnviMarch 23, 2016 at 5:12 am
US CPA has reciprocal agreements with chartered accountants Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
In my understanding you will get a maximum 90 credits for the OBU BSc and sometimes less than that — I remember reading about being given 60 credits — depending on the credential evaluator you choose. For writing the US CPA exams, you need a baccalaureate degree and 150 credit hours. A 4-year US bachelors degree is 120 credit hours, you can do accredited courses to make up the shortfall.
See this page for some further details:
If anyone has an familiarity dealing with credential evaluators, please write your experience.July 28, 2016 at 4:27 am
Dear Brother Ali Farooq,
Could you please connect to any firm in USA for work/placement purpose. I have OBU completed and ACCA affiliate. Will be taking my membership soon. Recently moved in USA and have strong interest to do CPA here. Will be grateful for your kind help. you can also email me on ”firstname.lastname@example.org” will you be able to provide me your email !November 29, 2016 at 4:35 pm
Have you done the evaluation of OBU degree by NIES (the service provided by the NASBA)?January 2, 2017 at 8:00 am
I am an ACCA member is Pakistan
I do not have OBU BSC ( from oxford brooks)
I have done bachelor of Commerce in Pakistan (B.COM) which is 2 year program (not 4 years) equals 14 year studies
Can please let me know how credit hours i will get solely on base of ACCA by an evaluation agency of USA?
Please recommend me an evaluation agency so i can get maximum credit hours of ACCA?
is it possible to get 120 credit hours or equivalency of 16 years through evaluation agency on base of both ACCA+B.COM?
Thanks in AdvanceJanuary 2, 2017 at 11:58 am
You won’t get much credit for CPA USA. No credit for ACCA, and B.com even it get assessed you won’t meet the required credit.
You need four year bachelor degree, so, try to do accredited courses to fulfill the shortfall.
RegardsJanuary 2, 2017 at 3:06 pm
but i need to apply for master’s program only not CPA
so just need 120 credit hours or equivalency of 16 years studies
ThanksJanuary 2, 2017 at 3:15 pm
Again for masters, most even all uni req at least 3 years hons degree.. If possible add another year to your b.com, or gain work experience.
Still its better to ask from uni itself.February 22, 2017 at 1:14 pm
I have completed the ACCA exam but wondering if it is worth it to apply for membership or go for the OBU degree.
Is the degree recognized and also what corporations employ candidates with ACCA certificate ?April 18, 2017 at 11:52 am
Its true that CPA requirements can be very confusing and that is where i am stuck. I am an ACCA member and was awarded my OBU as well. I also have about 6 years of full time work experience.
Im a bit confused as to whether or not my credentials will be enough to get me registered for CPA. I am looking into getting in touch with someone from the evaluation side to see whether or not i meet their criteria, however i’d like to hear from everyone out here as well.
Edit: I am considering Alaska as their barrier to entry is comparatively low than other states.
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