Institute has finalised its degree partnership
agreement with the Institute of
the arrangements, students passing
their IFA finals with the Bolton Institute
will also be awarded a BA honours
degree in accountancy.
are useful in that they teach people
how to reason and how to find academic
solutions to problems, but those alone do not prepare students to deal
with practical business accountancy', commented IFA Chief Executive
Malcolm Dean (right). 'It is important to analyse a balance sheet, but
employers want people who can prepare a set of accounts too. This degree
course, the result of the
partnership between the IFA
and the Bolton Institute, will
deal with academic and practical accountancy to the benefit of graduates
and to their eventual employers'.
Wraith, the Bolton Institute's
external examiner, dubbed the
arrangement a 'praiseworthy collaboration'.
The BA honours accounting
pathway as administered by
Bolton Institute 'is of a very high quality', he confirmed.