Luton sixth formers were introduced to the world of business this week, as ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) played the educational game ‘BigHand.biz’ with students from Luton Sixth Form College. The event was part of a combined initiative from ACCA and Inspiring Futures that aims to introduce students to the world of business.
Justine Frost, business relationship manager – student promotions at ACCA UK, said:
‘BigHand.biz is a game that was developed by Inspiring Futures in conjunction with ACCA. In the game, the students are divided into groups of five and form the board of directors for fictional company ‘BigHand.biz’. Each student is assigned a different role within the board, and their decisions decide the direction of the game.’
Most of the students rated the day as ‘fantastic’, and among the benefits of the day they mentioned that they had learned “how to manage money” and “how external factors affect the business.”
Notes to Editors
1. ACCA is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. We have 362,000 students and 131,500 members in 170 countries worldwide.
2. ACCA has worked with governments, national organisations and development agencies in emerging economies- for over 20 years- promoting the accounting profession, to create value for the communities, businesses and individuals it serves.
3. ACCA believes that globalisation of business means that one set of reporting standards is essential. We favour the principles-based IFRS.
4. ACCA understands the real issues facing small businesses as 63,000 of our members work in SMEs or small partnerships worldwide.