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    Sep 03, 2014

    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: