Free online course on how businesses work
ANYONE who wishes to study business can soon do so for free through an eight-week online course.
The Discovering Business In Society programme, which has no pre-requisites, will be launched on Monday on online learning platform FutureLearn.
It is a collaboration between global accountancy body, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Britain-based University of Exeter Business School as well as FutureLearn.
At the end of the programme, participants can choose to pay a fee to take part in an examination. Those who pass the exam can claim exemption from the ACCA paper Accountant In Business, allowing them to use the exam as a first stepping stone to becoming a qualified ACCA accountant.
The course will cover principles guiding how businesses function.
So far, 5,000 people have registered for the introductory course.
Registrations are still open at: www.futurelearn.com/courses/
THE BUSINESS TIMES