Elizabeth Mullet is currently studying a combined ACCA and MBA programme while running charity organisation in Switzerland. We spoke to Liz to find out more about her online study experience.
Hello Liz, first of all, could you tell us why you chose to study towards the ACCA qualification?
I left college and I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to study at university so I decided to go traveling. Because of this experience, I decided that I loved living in the mountains, and had a number of seasonal jobs. From there, I took a job as a bookkeeper for one of the local airport transfer companies. I was very much self-taught. I’ve also gained some experience as a finance assistant, but later I realised I really wanted to have a solid foundation and a good understanding of what I was doing, so it seemed certain that I could acquire this with ACCA.
What are some of the advantages of studying online?
I find this approach to be a lot easier because you can access everything wherever you are, so it’s great. You can study on your commute, in the evenings, at the weekends, etc. It is a big commitment, but it’s really worthwhile, and the support is brilliant. I also don’t have to worry about lugging big textbooks around with me!
Where do you see yourself after you complete your qualification?
I know that I’m really enjoying the management accounting aspect of the course, so I’ll see where that takes me. I’m hoping that through studying this course I’ll be able to identify which areas I’m interested in, and I also want to see what opportunities I’ll get. So, I’m excited to see where the qualification will take me in the future. I think it’s going to open a lot more doors for me.