May 17, 2016 at 9:48 pm
HI, HAS ANYONE RECEIVED THEIR DEGREE CERTIFICATE AND TRANSCRIPTS FROM OBU? GRADUATION CEREMONY IS SCHEDULED FOR THE LAST WEEK IN JUNE, HAS OBU SENT OUT LETTERS OF INVITATION TO ANYONE?June 1, 2016 at 10:52 pm
Please is it still possible for me to get 2:1 if my mark is 2 short to average 60.Is there approximation.June 1, 2016 at 11:13 pm
Hello, my mark average 59.6, I want to know if the mark can be approximated to 60 by OBU grading system.
Thanks.June 2, 2016 at 8:54 am
Marks are always rounded up, so your average would be 60. Your degree grade will be in accordance with the table set out in the Information Pack and will depend to a certain extent on your RAP grade but mainly your average exam mark.
The RAP is graded A, B, C or F (fail) it is not give a number score like exams. It is not possible therefore to pick up any ‘extra’ marks from the project to change the degree classification – the table is ‘fixed’ in that sense .June 2, 2016 at 11:11 pm
Thanks a lot.June 7, 2016 at 1:26 pm
TRANSCRIPTS – HI ALL, Please does OBU Send transcripts to passed students that are different from transcripts we obtain from ACCA?July 18, 2016 at 3:40 am
Hello guys.. Now i have completed all F papers and my scores are below.
Average is 65.8
Question: will this be approximated to 66?
And does this mean if i get an A in the Research Thesis i will get a first class?
Thanks.July 20, 2016 at 11:58 am
The average mark is rounded up. You will need to consult the table in the Information Pack to see what your average mark will give you if you get when combined with the grade for your project.
By the way you are will be producing a report for the Research and Analysis project -this is NOT a thesis. A thesis is a term reserved for a very detailed academic piece of work upwards of about 50,000 words that is produced for a doctorate (a degree that takes about 3 years full-time study)!July 26, 2016 at 9:51 am
it is a degree from University and which is approved.
Getting the degree is not easy either.
Just get that degree with point 1 or maximum 2, then I will discuss with you the quality of it.October 15, 2016 at 3:41 pm
I’am planning to do the research project for my degree. Is there any way i can achieve a higher grade in terms of classification.
My average is coming @ 55.67%
Can a 2:1 be achieved if i do good in my project?
Also i would like to know if i can retake my already passed exams to increase the marks.
ThanksOctober 15, 2016 at 5:01 pm
I’m pretty sure pass remains a pass!
with your current avg. 56, you can only gain 2:2 class degree i.e. 2nd lower class whether you get A or C
RegardsOctober 15, 2016 at 7:17 pm
Thanks for clearing that up. 😉October 15, 2016 at 8:27 pm
No problem, but still ask ACCA by e-mail whether you can re-sit.December 23, 2016 at 10:07 am
my average marks in F-4 to F-9 is 52 %. i want to know should i proceed to get the degree, because on this basis, i ll be awarded “third class Honours”. and one of my colleague told me that its a sort of “Fail”. Please guide me i am so confused about.January 5, 2017 at 10:11 am
I want to ask about the classification of grade… Sorry for starting a new topic!
If a student don’t pass F5 for 2 times and at 3rd attempt pass it with 62%, the grade that the ACCA will take to calculate the average mark (f4-f9) for the F5 will be 62% right?
It will not be 50% (f5) because you didn’t pass it at the 1st attempt.
I hope you understand and please help me on this matter.
Thank you!January 5, 2017 at 10:35 am
Only pass marks are considered when the calculation is made so only the successful mark enters the equation.
In response to an earlier query by @tahir – you are stuck with the mark you got when you passed, no resits are permitted. Seems unfortunate but I suppose those are the normal rules applied by universities in the UK.January 5, 2017 at 10:45 am
you mean it doesn’t matter if you didn’t pass the exam, the mark that the examiner take for example for f5 is the 62% at my 3rd attempt right?
ThanksJanuary 13, 2017 at 9:26 pm
I am submitting my rap project on May but i am quite discouraged as my overall grade is 56 which whatever grade on rap i get will receive a 2:2.
I know its a very good achievement as i am working 2 years now and doing the exams but still i have any chance to apply for big4 companies? Am i rejected for any jobs that i am applying?
Please give me some advice, i am feeling down !January 14, 2017 at 1:02 am
Try not to be too discouraged. It is true that the Big 4 usually expect a 2.1 or above. However depending where you live there are some very good 2nd and 3rd tier firms (Grant Thornton, BDO Stoy Hayward, Pannell Kerr Forster and the like) who may be prepared to take you on and the training and experience you would receive would be just as good. Bigger is not always better!
Life is sometimes about challenges and although we cannot always get what we want with the benefit of hindsight things often turn out better when we have to take alternative courses of action. It may seem like the end of the world now but you are at the start of your career and there will still be lots of opportunities open to you.
All the best
TrephenaJanuary 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm
Thanks a lot Trephena, giving me strength to continue. Very wise words for you, thank you again!
As i am doing my project, i wanted to ask a question about the PESTEL and Swot analysis. For this analysis only my main company i will discuss right? the competitor only on the benchmarking with the graphs?
Thanks again, sorry for asking the question hereJanuary 16, 2017 at 9:22 pm
Someone to answer me please???January 17, 2017 at 12:42 am
Begin your findings with application of the models (SWOT and PEST(LE) are best for T8) in relation go your main company and try to see how those factors have influenced management decisions. Although you are not required to conduct models for the comparator it may be helpful to you and assist your comparisons if you did a rough SWOT for the competitor in your notes (the PESTLE would mostly be the same as their business environments would be similar).
A good evaluation links the factors from the models to financial performance by tracing the factors to strategic decisions (read the CEO and directors’ reports as these often indirectly mention future plans etc.) and then the impact of these decisions on results ( I try to do this in the example I give in my article on evaluation).
The stronger your links to the models the better the analysis usually and this is what will give you a better grade. They expect more than just a comment that one company outperformed the other and by how much (in fact as this is obvious from the graphs there is not much point in just repeating what the marker can already see in the graphs) – it is the reasons and factors that lie behind this that you are expected to evaluateMarch 22, 2017 at 1:31 am
May I know how many A’s does OBU give in each intake?March 22, 2017 at 8:31 am
There is no fixed pass rate or quota for grades. The Assessment Criteria (Appendix 1 of the Information Pack) set out the requirements for a pass and grade. Normally the better the clear well structured evaluation the higher the grade as it reflects how well the criteria have been applied (i.e. how well researched the RAP is, how well the models have been applied and clarity of how the data is presented and appropriately explained)March 28, 2017 at 11:21 pm
which universities can one apply to for Masters in US after completing OBU and gaining ACCA affitliate?
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