August 9, 2015 at 8:41 pm
@tommy -as you have worked out a score of at least 63 for F9 would be required to give you a 2.1 if your RAP gets a C. You haven’t mentioned whether you have already submitted but if you haven’t then it is still possible for you to achieve a 2.1 with a score of 57 IF you managed to get a grade B. A grade A would mean an even lower mark for F9. To work out what you need take the average mark in the table on p.17 of the latest Info Pack against the relevant RAP grade, multiply it by 6. This will give you the total marks required, take away your total to date and the remainder is your target Mark.August 10, 2015 at 4:13 pm
Trephena, I have not submitted yet.So you are saying if I score 57 and get an B in RAP I will get a 2.1 degree? And lower marks if I get A?
I am yet to prepare for the degree.Just wondering about my grades and minimum score I need for F9.
I am looking to apply at PWC and their 2.1 degree requirement is agitating me since I have extenuating circumstances affecting my grades after F5.Hope they will take this into account.August 10, 2015 at 4:35 pm
@tommy -Look at the grid table for a B grade RAP – you have to have an average of 59 for a 2.1 (I think I worked out that your current average is slightly higher than this and you have total marks currently of 297 – please check this is the case) An average of 59 means total marks of 354. So to achieve this target would mean that you would need 57 marks PROVIDED you got at least a B grade for your RAP. And yes an A Grade would mean a lower score as the average mark falls to 58 so you would need a total of 348 marks overall (58*6) so only 51 for your remaining paper. Although I have to add only about 5% of RAPS realistically get an A grade but a B is achievable if you have the right approach and reference well. This is where having an experienced mentor might be to your advantage.
Good luck!August 11, 2015 at 10:42 pm
I need to complete my optional papers (P6 and P7) along with OBU thesis.
Do you think whether it is possible for an average student to pass in all of that?
Please help me.
@ trephena what do you think?August 11, 2015 at 11:48 pm
@darkangle5 – it’s pretty hard for me to comment objectively as I have no idea of your abilities, what support you have or what your other commitments are outside of studying. However I know from my own experience if you start right now and are really committed and set your mind to it, it probably is achievable. What I have found is that it is essentiall to draw up a study timetable and stick to it. Alternate between time for P6, P7 and the RAP. Strange as it may sound that is a very effective and efficient way of studying – it’s like the brain tires of one subject and a very brief break followed by a different subject or task means you can get more in and learn better – or at least that has worked for me. Good luck! 🙂August 17, 2015 at 4:56 pm
Thank you … that was helpful 🙂August 29, 2015 at 7:08 am
What level does this degree represent in the UK qualification structure, level 5 or 6?
Is this degree capable of being used go gain higher academic qualifications?August 29, 2015 at 11:24 pm
@Raveen – at least level 6. Yes provided you get a 2.1 you can use it to gain entry on a Masters course but if you have your ACCA qualification you may find that this + a 2.2 degree together will be sufficient for a higher courseAugust 29, 2015 at 11:51 pm
An average of 59.66667 is under which honours classification ?August 30, 2015 at 12:15 am
@airguys – read the posts to and from Tommy as it depends on what grade you will get for your RAP. You should look at the table in the Info Pack as it sets out the possible honours classification according to the combination of the average mark and grade.
By the way don’t work to 5 d.p. in your RAP it will drive your marker insane!August 30, 2015 at 1:53 am
Hi trephine, to be specified, my question is do they actually round up or down. It could either be a 59 or 60. For a 2.1 classification, a pass grade in the RAP would suffice. However, either A or B grade will be needed to achieve the same classification if your average is 59 marks.August 30, 2015 at 5:32 am
Any ideas on the new masters by acca and uol. Do you think its worth the 4k+? Or are we better of doing a cheaper mba ?August 30, 2015 at 8:12 am
@airguys – got it! All those decimal places now make sense! 🙂 I think you will find they will round it up to 60, which is good news for you.August 30, 2015 at 9:12 am
@Raveen – I have no exact experience of this and the actual teaching methods involved but for anyone else who is considering pursuing their studies further I offer the following comments and advice.
I would expect it to follow the ‘usual’ online teaching model. That is it will be modular (perhaps with some choice of options), and modules are delivered online. Normally you are given assignment essays to write, the marks for which cumulatively go towards your Masters degree classification (pass, merit, distinction) and have to produce a quality dissertation at the end. There may be some level of online tutorials or Skype sessions organised by tutors. The university arranges that during your course you have online access to a virtual library that includes thousands of journals and electronic books so that you can research.
Like any course you have to be disciplined. My own experience of doing a Masters via this method was that 2 assignments each year were due in January – which for most accountants is the busiest time of the year so not ideal 🙁 understatement! This was then coupled with the fact that there were no modules available from July to Sept – so effectively the online course lacked flexibility and was organised around normal university teaching years! I found this (particularly the January assignments ) very frustrating and felt the course had been designed for the convenience of the staff rather than the students!
Maybe the world has moved on now and the courses offered are more flexible however you should check on this and also availability of all the modules as one module I particularly wanted to do was only available to on campus students (conveniently I was only informed of this after enrollment 🙁 )
With all these things do your homework – you usually get what you pay for and cheaper sometimes (but not always) means they cut back elsewhere (less online access to fewer journals, modules not updated regularly, high student to tutor ratio etc). Research what courses are available too as you may find something that is more specific to your own career path plans.
GBP 4k sounds fairly reasonable as I paid about that to do an MSc about 5 years ago (with the above frustrations thrown in) and possibly as ACCA is behind this particular course they may not pull the 2 assignments in January ‘trick’…..August 30, 2015 at 9:25 am
Thanks for the reply. I must say , its the best peice of advice that I got so far. Yep I must do some more research on the masters and the point about modules in january is good food for thought. Thanks again.??September 8, 2015 at 8:03 am
My marks are as follow:
What is my current grade? Is my aggregate rounded to 60%? As it is 59.6%.Thanks in advanceSeptember 11, 2015 at 3:37 am
Maybe you made a typo because the average grade I get with the grades you posted is 60.2. In any case, the OBU information pack at http://business.brookes.ac.uk/undergraduate/2016/acca/files/information-pack.pdf says “marks are rounded up from 0.5” (section 5.d), so 59.6 would be 60.September 11, 2015 at 5:20 pm
Thank you for your reply and apologize for the typo.I currently have 59.6% aggregate.However, as you mentioned above, if in any case i get a score of 59.5% it would be rounded to 60%.Right?September 17, 2015 at 12:38 pm
I wonder, what happens after resignation from ACCA Student Register? Does your gained certificates/diplomas (ethics certificate, diploma in accounting and business) or OBu degree become void? Or they remain in effect and you can use them?September 17, 2015 at 1:23 pm
Did any one knows people with only OBU degree secured a place for masters straight with accredited universities?September 17, 2015 at 2:41 pm
Your qualifications, once gained, will not become void. If you leave the organisation you will no longer be a member but you would still be a qualified accountant and would still have a relevant degree.September 17, 2015 at 2:46 pm
thanksSeptember 30, 2015 at 8:16 am
Just wanna ask if is it possible to attend UK graduation ceremony, given that the regional ceremony for me should take place in Dubai.September 30, 2015 at 10:09 am
@hussainsabt92 – you would have to write to the OBU office (address in the Info Pack). There won’t be another UK ceremony until next Spring /Summer at the earliest whereas the Dubai graduation is normally February.October 5, 2015 at 7:53 am
I have graduated in period 30. i am invited to attend graduation ceremony in Dubai . Can i change it if i want to attend it in UK
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