SINGAPORE - After graduating from Temasek Polytechnic with a Diploma with Merit in Biotechnology, Mr Wilson Tan, 25, decided that he wanted to pursue a career in accounting instead.
He said: "The wide-ranging and diverse nature of the accounting profession enables me to pursue a variety of career paths specialising in areas of tax, finance, auditing, and other such jobs whether it is in an accounting firm or in the finance department of a corporation."
So in 2010, after having completed his national service, Mr Tan started looking for a tertiary institution and finally settled for a Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Qualification at ACCA Singapore.
Said Mr Tan: "It was an easy choice for me as a qualification in ACCA Singapore is internationally recognised, meaning that I will be able to secure a job not only in Singapore but also in other countries that may recognise the ACCA Singapore qualifications that I have."
Asked about what he liked about his course, Mr Tan cited the challenging and intensive programme provided for students each semester.
"There is a lot of extensive content that is taught at ACCA Singapore. It was tough, especially with my other commitments, but I was able to clear each module smoothly, and that filled me with a sense of satisfaction that motivated me to strive harder each time.
"Although the programme was intensive, ACCA Singapore also provided me with the flexibility of completing 14 papers at my own pace, allowing me to decide the number of papers I would like to take per sitting."
According to Mr Tan, ACCA Singapore's attachment programme was a huge bonus in his studying there.