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Villa College introduces new Professional Accounting Masters course

Mariyath Mohamed
20 February 2024, MVT 19:26
Minister of Finance Dr Mohamed Shafeeq (R) and Villa College Vice Rector Dr Ali Najeeb (L) at the launching of the Master of Professional Accounting course.-- Photo: Fayaz Moosa / Mihaaru
Mariyath Mohamed
20 February 2024, MVT 19:26

Villa College has introduced a new Masters program, this time in Professional Accounting.

Minister of Finance Dr Mohamed Shafeeq attended a special ceremony held at the college to inaugurate the launching of this new program, accompanied by the college's Vice Rector Dr Ali Najeeb.

At the ceremony, Villa College's Faculty of Business Management's Dean Abdulla Nafiz said that the course includes important modules for students who wish to excel in various fields of accounting.

"This course includes modules on auditing and assurance, governance, evaluation and taxation and other such important topics. This course will pave the way for those wish to excel in these fields," he said.

Nafiz said that efforts would be undertaken to make the course accepted by CIMA and ACCA.

"Professional programs such as this are key to the Maldives. Accounting and financing are fields that have always been dominated by foreigners, hence it is important to train capable Maldivians in these areas," Minister Shafeeq said at the event.

The Minister noted that accounting is a field that offered a prosperous future and strong earning potential, and emphasized the necessity of creating opportunities for more Maldivians to be trained in the field. He commended Villa College for its contribution in building capacity amongst people in various important fields such as this.

Vice Rector of Villa College, Dr Ali Najeeb, explained that this course has been specially formulated through deliberations with industry leaders to cover all important areas of the field. He assured that undertaking this course would prepare students to build careers in various accounting related careers and provide them with the necessary skills and knowledge to do so.

This course is an MQA approved, level 9 course of one year duration. Villa College has said that applications for the course will be accepted during the May intake.

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