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Changes to the OBU RAP Topics

OBU has changed some topics in the 2021/22 submission but they also made some changes to the topics for the 2022/23 submission. There are now 15 topics to choose from. Click here to view the list. Against each topic, it...

Changes to the SLS questions

From submission period 43, the Skills and Learning statement will have 2 questions (rather than 4).  The questions are designed to encourage you to make personal reflections on your learning journey.  You will need to answer the following two questions. Q1: How have...

RAP Submission dates for Period 45

There are two RAP submission periods per year – May and November. If you are aiming to submit your Research and Analysis Project in November 2022, please take note of the following key deadlines: Latest date to complete the Ethics module  –...

Am I eligible for OBU degree in Applied Accounting?

UPDATE: OBU has removed the requirement to opt-in and added an alternative route for demonstrating currency of knowledge. It can be confusing at times to determine whether you are eligible to complete the OBU degree in Applied Accounting. The OBU...

How to set your Project Objectives and Research Questions

One of the first tasks you need to do when starting to work on your project is to set your project objectives and research questions. Project objectives can be thought of as tasks that you need to undertake in order to...

Which Financial Statements do I need to use for my RAP?

For topics 4, 5 and 8 you should use the most current financial statements that are available at least 90 days before the start of the submission period. For your first submission or resubmission involving a new topic and/or organisation...

5 Most Common Reasons For Failing The OBU RAP

I am sure every student wants to pass their Research and Analysis Project the first time. To maximise your chance of passing, avoid making the common pitfalls listed below. 1. Poor choice, understanding and application of the accountancy and business models  When...

The top 5 tips to successfully pass your OBU RAP

In order to pass your RAP, you must follow the OBU assessment criteria. There are many students who fail their RAP because they didn’t follow one or more of the following tips. Don’t make the same mistake! 1. RAP must...