Some of the most prestigious accounting schools are in Asia. The growing economy of areas within Asia has led to a wide range of different courses being offered at Universities. These courses have been noted for their excellence, but if thinking of studying abroad it is important to make sure that the course you want to do is accredited by a well-known authority. Examples of Universities and courses include;
1. Chinese University of Hong Kong: This school has been accredited by the Association to advance Collegiate Schools of Business International and the Federation of Schools in accountancy. This School offers a wide range of programs including the BBA in Professional Accountancy, Postgraduate of Professional Accountancy, Master of Accountancy and Executive Master of Professional Accountancy and a Master/|Doctor of philosophy.
2. National University of Singapore: which has received accreditation; for its Bachelor of Business administration from the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority.
3. University of New South Wales: Which is in the top 5 institutions for accounting research and has been previously ranked as no.1 in a study of accounting schools in the Asia-Pacific
China has transformed itself into a superpower; the rise of economy in China has led to the need for more accountants so there are plenty of opportunities for an accountant who wishes to work abroad. China has had an average growth report of 10% over the last 30 years and there is a shortage of home-grown accountants to cater for this expanding market; insuring that these freshly-minted graduates are going to beat the averages.
Changes to regulations and legislation has made the need for accountants paramount to the growing financial success enjoyed by China, this is especially true when negotiating international trading agreements. The Ministry of Finance and the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants are keen to recruit new talent into the sector and there is the possibility of lucrative salary packages available. Many accountants who choose to work in China decide to study in the country, whether this is at degree or post graduate level. This allows you to become use to the customs and culture of the area in which you would like to work.