Professional Accounting Evening Courses Announced

The University of Ulster is to deliver its professional accounting programmes on weekday evenings and Saturdays, it was announced today.

The Ulster Business School has made the changes in response to the needs of businesses and students to support them as they work and study.

More details about the plan will be revealed at a breakfast hosted by the Ulster Business School on the Belfast campus thisweek.

The ‘Breakfast Insight Event’ on the ACCA and CIMA Professional Accounting Qualifications will take place tomorrow at 8.30am in the Academy Restaurant on the campus.

Dr Gillian Armstrong, Head of the Accounting Department, explained: “The event will provide an update on our Professional Accounting programmes available for September 2012 entry and will be of interest to employers, whose staff are seeking a professional qualification in accounting.”

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) professional qualification at the Ulster Business School will move to evenings and Saturdays in a bid to support students as they work and study.

Maurice Smyth, CIMA Course Director, said: “The enhanced CIMA provision will be ideally suited to the needs of employers in the current climate.

“It offers an opportunity for anyone interested in staff development and increasing the business management skills within their organisation.”

ACCA Course Director, Ronnie Patton, added: “We are planning changes to our ACCA course, which will bring significant benefits to both employers and students. The Insight event is an ideal opportunity to present our plans and meet with key stakeholders.”

Anyone wishing to attend the event should contact: Heather Keanie at the Ulster Business School by emailing he.keanie@ulster.ac.uk or calling 028 9036 6259.