Management Accountancy Training is an initiative by qualified accountants to extend quality accountancy and management education to students in Uganda and beyond.
The Management and Accountancy Training Company (“MAT”) was established in 1999 to provide higher education to students in Uganda and the rest of Africa. It operates from a custom equipped training centre with modern teaching facilities, utilising over 10,000 square feet of classroom space in Second Street, near Kampala city centre. Last year 2480 part time students benefited from the services of our highly qualified, experienced professional teaching programs.
Since its inception MAT has developed highly successful professional accountancy training programmes – many MAT students have passed their ACCA and ICPAU final examinations and qualified as professional accountants, including over 303 graduands last year. Many of those ACCA and ICPAU students have won top prizes in Uganda, and our ACCA students regularly feature in the world wide top twenty out of over 400,000 students.
MAT is an Approved Learning Partner of the Heriot-Watt University for their MBA programme with more than 350 students this semester. This MBA programme has 8,500 MBA graduates to date, and over 8,000 active students in 144 countries. It was listed second largest in the Financial Times survey ‘20 of the top distance learning MBAs’ in March 2003.
MAT is committed to quality and holds, evidenced by the high levels of accreditations it holds from qualification providers. For example MAT is the only Approved ACCA Tuition Provider in Uganda and is one of only five Approved Learning Partners “ALP’s” at the Platinum level in Africa.
The Company is majority owned and managed by UK qualified accountants with over 25 years experience in the field of accountancy training. The training experience of the company is derived from the management team who has been actively involved in education and training in the UK and South East Asia. Apart from the experienced team of overseas lecturers, the company has recruited a local team of professionals who have provided training in the country and has experience of the local market requirements. Our lecturers follow a continuous professional development programme to keep them up to date in their teaching techniques and technical contents.
The company is linked with the FTMS Group of Malaysia, which is one of the largest training groups in South East Asia, with offices in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Brunei and Cambodia.