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Beyond NUS, SMU, NTU

Postby mathsparks » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:36 pm

Can anyone comment on the following options for kids who cant make it to our local Unis and are too poor to go overseas? Extracted the list from yesterday's New Paper Go Guide.
Are their degrees recognised by local employers? How about the campus facilities, quality of lecturers and any feedback from friends?

- PSB academy
- TMC education
- SMa School of Management
- MDIS
- TMC Academy
- SIM Global Education
- Singapore Accountancy Academy
- Curtin Singapore
- James Cook U Singapore
- Kaplan
- University of London external system

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Re: Beyond NUS, SMU, NTU

Postby sleepy » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:01 pm

mathsparks wrote:- Singapore Accountancy Academy
- Kaplan


These 2 offer ACCA courses right?
If you are referring to ACCA qualification, yes, ACCA is recognised.

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Postby mathsparks » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:09 pm

yes sleepy, that's wat its listed on the SAA page. They're established in 1985 and degrees are awarded by the Uni of London and graduates can sit for the ICPAS exam to become a CPA.

So this looks like one of the safer options. Just wondering if anyone has taken this route before.

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Postby mathsparks » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:14 pm

comments anyone, please? pm me if not convenient here. appreciate so much. thanks.
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Postby autumnbronze » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:28 pm

mathsparks wrote:yes sleepy, that's wat its listed on the SAA page. They're established in 1985 and degrees are awarded by the Uni of London and graduates can sit for the ICPAS exam to become a CPA.

So this looks like one of the safer options. Just wondering if anyone has taken this route before.


Agree that its a safer option that will lead to a prestigious professional qualification, esp if one is a qualified CPA. Just to add on that I have been told by DH's frd that its a v v difficult course. He himself had to re-take a few papers b4 finally getting thru.

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Postby mathsparks » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:41 pm

:thankyou: autumnbronze for sharing. Difficult? haiz? so it would be very daunting to those who cant make it to local Us and wants to be a CPA...unless she's a late bloomer. A very late one.

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Postby autumnbronze » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:46 pm

mathsparks wrote::thankyou: autumnbronze for sharing. Difficult? haiz? so it would be very daunting to those who cant make it to local Us and wants to be a CPA...unless she's a late bloomer. A very late one.


mathsparks, I will try and see if I can contact him (DH's frd) to find out more. I know of 2 others who have done this course but unfortunately, we have lost contact.

Actually, if your daughter is good with numbers and is meticulous abt details, then I think shd be okie lah ...

Can you chk your PM later, pls?? I am in the midst of posting something to you :D

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Postby mathsparks » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:18 am

Thanks autumnbronze for yr mail. My girl hasn't quite decided where she's heading, so we're exploring various options. Appreciate yr replies.

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Postby autumnbronze » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:21 am

No worries. Glad to be of some help :D

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Postby tree nymph » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:06 am

Mathsparks,
I have a friend who can't make it to university. She went to poly taking accountancy. then she graduate and work in the line. a few years later, she got married had kids and along with the kids, she decided she wanted to take ACCA organized by the SAA. She doesn't need to retake any exams/papers. she cleared her 2 levels quite fast and she has to 4 very young children to care for too. I was very impressed by her accomplishements. I think she was able to skip ACCA first level. she did the 2nd and 3rd levels only.

my own niece is also like your daughter. she is now in SIM Global Education. Forgotten what course she is taking. But I'm pretty sure that her degree would be recognised.

Where is her interest?

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