P.A. College: Executive Business School In Larnaca
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P.A. College: Executive Business School in Larnaca

P.A. CollegeP.A. College, since its foundation in 1983, has set as its primary mission to provide excellent educational services in Higher Education, therefore, it has promoted and implemented the idea of quality specialisation in specific areas such as Business Administration (with various specialisations), and Computing, in relation to its application in the business environment. It currently operates in Larnaca as an Executive Business School.

The College’s facilities are modern and fully equipped with cutting-edge technology. Faculty staff and students coexist and operate in an ideal environment that promotes any academic activity (learning, education, research, etc.)

Strategic collaboration

The strategic programmes ‘Graduates Route to ACA’ and ‘Grant Thornton Route to ACA’, constitute P.A. College as the first Higher Education Institution in Cyprus with two degree strategic programmes in collaboration with the ICAEW, and two unique strategic collaborations with KPMG Limited, Cyprus and Grant Thornton Ltd (Cyprus), both reputable auditing firms.

Unique Strategic Collaboration #1: ‘Grant Thornton Route to ACA’

The BA (Hons) degree programme in Business Administration (specialisation in Accounting and Finance), in collaboration with the ICAEW, is the only undergraduate programme in Cyprus which offers 12 exemptions out of the 15 ACA papers, and 190 days of Technical Work Experience at Grant Thornton Ltd (Cyprus) out of the 450 days required for the ACA qualification. The first graduates of the ‘Grant Thornton Route to ACA’ completed the programme in February 2016, and they have all already been employed in reputable auditing firms.

Unique Strategic Collaboration #2: ‘Graduates Route to ACA’

P.A. CollegeThe programme is intended for university degree holders in any field. It has a total duration of only 16 months, and prepares participants for an outstanding professional career in the Accounting /Auditing sector.

The programme offers students 12 exceptions out of the 15 papers required for the professional qualification of ACA of the ICAEW. Additionally, students have the privilege to participate in a unique training scheme at KPMG Limited, Cyprus, and secure 1050 hours of Technical Work Experience which is 1/3 of the total number of hours of work experience required for the professional qualification of ACA.

Employment

P.A. College graduates are employed within a short period of time upon graduation. 100% of the graduates who participated in ‘The Grant Thornton Route to ACA’ programme in 2016 have already been employed by internationally recognized auditing firms in Cyprus. The same applies in the case of graduates with degrees in Business Computing and Marketing.

The quality of education in Cyprus and the unique advantages of P.A. College graduates enable them to secure positions in the public, banking, semi-public and private sectors, with bright prospects for the future. Employers highly acknowledge the excellent quality of education offered at P.A. College.

Degree programmes in Cyprus

P.A. College

P.A. College offers degree programmes recognised by KY.S.A.T.S. Specifically it offers:

(1) Degrees in Business Administration – Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration – with specialisations in:

  • General Business Administration;
  • Accounting and Finance;
  • Marketing;
  • Banking;
  • Management and Computing;
  • Accounting.

(2) Degrees in Business Computing – Bachelor of Science (Honours)..

BA (Hons) Business Administration, specialization – Αccounting and Finance

Aims of the Programme

The primary objective of the programme is to equip students with substantial knowledge and the intellectual skills to pursue a successful career in the Accounting sector.

Exemptions from Professional Bodies

P.A. CollegeThis specialty is awarded the following exemptions from internationally recognized Professional Bodies:

  • 12 exemptions out of the 15 papers required for the professional qualification of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW/ ACA);
  • 9 exemptions out of the 14 papers required for the professional qualification of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

ΒΑ (Hons) Business Administration, specialization – Marketing Management

Aims of the Programme

The primary objective of the programme is to equip students with substantial knowledge and the intellectual skills to pursue a successful career in the Marketing sector. Additionally, students will develop all the necessary skills for decision-making regarding the management and control of marketing strategy.

Exemptions from Professional Bodies

P.A. College graduates with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Business Administration specialising in Marketing Management are exempt from a number of the requirements towards the Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

ΒSc (Hons) Business Computing

Aims of the Programme

P.A. CollegeThe primary objective of the programme is to provide students with excellent skills in relation to computer hardware and software, and the applications of computers in the areas of commerce, industry and the public sector.

Cisco Networking Academy

Apart from the academic qualifications acquired, students have the opportunity to be ahead in the sector of Computing with the Cisco exams, as P.A. College has been granted the Cisco Networking Academy status..

Scholarships

Given the economic crisis and the anthropocentric approach adopted at P.A. College, a number of full and/or partial scholarships are offered to students from public and private high schools who meet certain academic and financial criteria.

 

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