Islamabad:May 04:Metropolitan International University Campus (MIUC) leadership along with the staff and students attended the seminar where ACCA and the University of London (UoL) have joined hands to offer the first ever world-class masters programme integrated with a prestigious professional qualification, and launch ceremony was held in Serena Hotel. This groundbreaking masters programme will be made available to ACCA students and members around the world. This marks the first time an accountancy body has joined with a university to enable students across the globe to gain a master degree and a professional accountancy qualification at the same time. The event was attended by the Chief Executive and Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) University of London International Programmes Dr Mary Stiasny, Mary Bishop, Director Learning ACCA, Stuart Dunlop, ACCA Regional Director MENASA, Saad Wasim, Country Head University of London International Programmes Pakistan & Bangladesh, Sajeed Aslam, ACCA Head Pakistan, Rehan ud Din, ACCA Head of Education MENASA along with renowned educationists including, Walid Mushtaq, Dr Neelam Hussain, heads of regulation authorities, key employers and a large number of ACCA members, affiliates and University of London Alumni. Saad Wasim, country head for UoL, in his keynote address stated, “The University of London has pioneered with academic excellence for the last 150 years and has always had a tradition of innovation and it gives us great pleasure to announce that we have joined forces with such a well-respected professional association, ACCA, to now deliver this masters programme for its students, members and affiliates. He highlighted the benefits of achieving the masters in professional accountancy and felt it would definitely help in one’s career progression.” The ceremony came to a close when MIUC Rector Walid Mushtaq presented the mementos and gifts to the distinguished guests.The news.