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AUS students awarded sought-after ICAEW Go Scholarship
Five students from American University of Sharjah (AUS) have the opportunity to fast-track their accounting and finance careers by becoming certified professionals with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) after being awarded the ICAEW Go Scholarship.
The ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification, the ACA, is one of the most advanced learning and professional development programs available. It is valued around the world in business, practice and the public sector. Similarly, the ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB) is an internationally recognized certificate that teaches essential knowledge in business, finance and accounting.
Students from eight universities across the UAE competed in this regional scholarship initiative run by the ICAEW Dubai Office. They had to sit a mock exam of 12 questions for 30 minutes. The top five scoring students were awarded the scholarship. The winners will receive financial support to start their ICAEW ACA, undertake training from top ICAEW trainers and have the opportunity to intern with top accounting firms.
AUS scholarship recipients are accounting and finance majors Soha Waseem, Amina Liya, Salma Abdelnaby, Jovita Cherian and Manoor Kahwaja from the School of Business Administration.
Waseem said she did not hesitate when the opportunity to apply for the scholarship presented itself: “When I received the email about the scholarship from the Department of Accounting, I instantly thought it would be a fantastic opportunity for my accounting career. The ACA from ICAEW is one of the most prestigious accounting qualifications and is sought after by employers.”
Speaking about her plans after receiving the scholarship, the second-year accounting student said, “I plan to pursue the ICAEW ACA qualification and become a certified Chartered Accountant. The ICAEW opportunity pushes me to not only be a great student, but also an excellent accountant. I will gain a lot from learning from the accounting world and grow in it.”
As for Amina Liya, second-year accounting student minoring in finance and actuarial mathematics, she has a lot planned for her future.
“I want to get the CFAB certificate, which will not only distinguish me among my peers, but also help me get accepted into graduate school. At the present, I am hoping to get started on my CFAB certification and complete the first level of ICAEW's ACA while at school. My end goal is to get a master’s degree and get the Certified Public Accountant (CPA)/Certified Management Accountant (CMA) license to conquer the corporate world one day.”
SBA is one of the region’s leading business schools, with QS World University Subject Rankings placing AUS among the top 250 universities worldwide in the categories of business and management studies, and accounting and finance. For more information about School of Business Administration, please visit www.aus.edu/sba.