The ACSA Program is a professional qualification for aspiring business professionals - providing candidates with skills, knowledge and values with capabilities in the areas quantitative and qualitative research, interpret, and draw the overall performance of a corporation with various performance metrics, and formulate and implement ethical sustainable business strategies for the audited corporation to gain competitive advantage in terms of economic, environment and social sustainability.
Course of Study
The course of study for the ACSA program consists
of 3 parts and increases in complexity as your
101 - Accounting for Managers
102 - Introduction to Management
103 - Business Statistics
104 - Introduction to Business Law
105 - Introduction to Economics
106 - Information Systems in Organisations
107 - Introduction to Marketing
108 - Organizational Behaviour
201 - Entrepreneurship
202 - Supply Chain Management
203 - Brand Management
204 - International Business
205 - Financial Management
206 - Human Resource Management
207 - Marketing Management
208 - International Management
301 - Culture and Ethics in Business
302 - BlockChain Technology for Business
303 - Sustainable Strategic Management
304 - Corporate Strategic Audit Research Project
ACSA Program examinations are offered in June and December, at testing facilities around the world. When you register for an examination, you will request an exam location, typically a major city (e.g. Beijing, China; or London U.K.; or Sydney, Australia; or New York, USA).
ACSA secures qualified test center venues to accommodate the number of candidates in each location.
We will assign candidates to specific test centers based on your location request and availability; we do not reference your home address when assigning you to a test center. If you change your home address, your test center request or assignment is not automatically updated; you must submit a test center change request.
We indicate your test center assignment on your exam admission ticket (available approximately four weeks prior to the examination date).
Special instructions and other details may be available for your test center; check the ACSA Exam Test Centers when are available.
Completion of the ACSA Program, you will become the Associate Member of the ACSA. Registration for the Associate Member costs S$50, with a further S$150 annual subscription fee. In addition, with minimum 3 years practical corporate strategic auditing experience/practice after completion of the ACSA program, you can apply to be certified as Certified Strategic Auditor with the designation CSA.
How Long Does It Takes?
For Part 1 and Part 2, plan on at least 12 months of preparation for each Part. Another 6 months for Part 3.
Successfully candidate that has completed Part 1 to 3 with 72 credits.
Successful candidates take an average of 2.5 to 3 years to complete the program without advanced standing.
Candidates with tertiary business degrees from recognised universities may be given advanced standing from Part 1 to 2.
As a ACSA program candidate you can apply for advanced standing based on your tertiary education from recognised university in the Commonwealth universities. (See the list of advanced standing)
ACSA candidates from other universities in the United States, European Union and others will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
There will not be any advanced standing for the Corporate Strategic Audit Research Project regardless of your academic and or professional qualifications.
All advanced standing needs to apply formally to ACSA and there will be an admin fee of S$150 per application.
For further information about CSA Certification:
ACSA is an independent global examination and certification body that conducts assessment for ACSA Program, and personnel certification for corporate strategic auditing competency. Candidates can undertake the ACSA Program via ACSA approved higher educational institutions (universities), or ACSA approved educational providers.