Why should you join the MAPS Advanced Certificate in Business Administration and Accounting?

  • It is the only Advanced Certificate in the Maldives (along with the MAPS Advanced Certificate in Accounting) directly incorporating ACCA qualifications – allowing students to progress in their accounting career faster than ever before
  • It offers the quickest route to completing your Associate Degree and Bachelor’s Degree after completing your O’Levels, as well as routes to achieve full ACCA membership.
  • Provides students with the option of studying a combination of subjects covering business AND ACCA Accounting units.
  • Affordable course fees with monthly installments.
  • Receive access to world class online library resources to help with your studies.
  • Specifically designed for those in work – evening classes only.
  • High quality lecturers – bringing business management and Accounting theory and principles to life.
  • Specifically designed to provide foundational knowledge of core Accounting concepts within a business context, supported by key workplace skills.
  • Fully approved by MQA as a Level 4 qualification.

Course Description
MAPS Advanced Certificate in Business Administration and Accounting qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills required for starting or progressing through a successful career in Accounting. The qualification incorporates the ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 3) within the overall qualification structure, meaning students who achieve the full qualification receive the MAPS Certificate, as well as an ACCA Certificate.

Because the course includes dual coverage of Accounting and business administration, it also provides a solid foundation for students planning a career in a range of wider business-related fields.

The qualification also enables learners to progress onto undergraduate degree level qualifications (MNQF Level 7) in business or Accounting related areas, and onto higher level ACCA courses

Awarding Body
The certificate for this course will be awarded by MAPS College. An additional certificate covering the ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 3) will be awarded by ACCA.

MNQF Level
Level 4 Advanced Certificate (view Approval)

Academic Requirements
Applicants must meet one of the following minimum entry requirements:

  • 3 O’ Level passes (C or above) including SSC or equivalent
  • MNQF Level 3 Qualification
  • 18 years old AND 1 year work experience AND ability to communicate in English language

Course Structure

  • Two ACCA Accounting units:
    • Unit 1 Maintaining Financial Records (ACCA unit FA2)
    • Unit 2 Managing Costs and Finances (ACCA unit MA2)
  • Four optional business units
    • Unit 3 Optional Business Unit
    • Unit 4 Optional Business Unit
    • Unit 5 Optional Business Unit
    • Unit 6 Optional Business Unit

Duration: 1 academic year

Credits: 120 credits

Intakes: January, August.

Mode of Study: Face to Face (Male’ Campus)

Course Assessments
The ACCA units are assessed through time constrained online computer based exams that are set and marked by ACCA, UK, and conducted and invigilated by MAPS College. The four optional units are assessed by time constrained written examinations. Some optional units also include assignments and presentations

Course Fee and Payment Plan
Payments can be made in installments. Please see Course Fees and Payment Plan for information.

Students who complete the MAPS Advanced Certificate in Business Administration and Accounting may use it as a standalone professional qualification or progress onto the MAPS Diploma in Accounting, Associate Degree in Accounting or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

Students may also join any other business-related Bachelors degree at MAPS College, one of the ABE Level 4 Diploma qualifications, or the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4).

How to Apply?
Candidates may apply online or download and complete the application form, which can be submitted to the College Reception on the First Floor of H. Vaifilaa-age, Janavaree Magu. Applicants are requested to read the Terms and Conditions for Studying at MAPS College before applying.