UK University and ACCA Offer Free Business Course to People of Hong Kong
Aug 19, 2014 UncategorizedComments Off on UK University and ACCA Offer Free Business Course to People of Hong Kong
Innovative study concept means anyone can study business without leaving Hong Kong
HONG KONG, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A new initiative, due to launch in September, will allow anyone in Hong Kong or anywhere in the world to study business for free at a renowned UK university, thanks to a collaboration between global accountancy body ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the University of Exeter Business School and online learning platform FutureLearn.
Together, they are launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) — Discovering Business in Society — which is free to study and open to anyone in the world with access to the internet. The aim of the eight-week course is to give anyone interested in learning the principles of business, including prospective undergraduate students, working professionals without a background in business, people looking to return to work after an absence, or anyone seeking to further educate themselves. And for those interested in entering the finance profession and seeking a route to ACCA membership, the MOOC can be a starting point.
Jane Cheng, head of ACCA Hong Kong, said: “The whole point of this MOOC is that it is all encompassing. Yes, it can be a way for someone looking to begin their journey into the finance profession with ACCA, but equally it could be useful to anyone in Hong Kong or any other country seeking to start a business to get a better understanding of what’s involved, or a parent looking to return to work with a new set of skills. It’s not unusual today for those people already in work to look to change career, and this gives them a taster of what it might be like in a business environment. It’s open to anyone, anywhere, of any age who wants to do it.