Accreditation: BSc Accounting, Business Finance and Management

Our BSc Accounting, Business Finance and Management is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

Accreditation is a mark of our course's quality and relevance to industry. It also gives you a headstart on professional qualifications which can enhance your career.

This course covers many elements of these organisations' syllabuses, so you can skip some of the exams required for further professional qualification. Successfully completing specific modules allows you to claim exemptions from a number of ICAEW, CIMA and CIPFA Professional Stage papers.

ICAEW accreditation

Our graduates can claim exemptions from the following Professional Stage papers of the ACA - that's the ICAEW chartered accountancy qualification.

You'll need to have passed specific modules to claim exemptions. Note that your choice of option modules may affect which exemptions you can claim.

Exemption details
ICAEW paperModules requiredMinimum mark
Accounting Financial Accounting 50%
Financial Reporting 50%
Business, Technology and Finance      A final degree class of 2:1 or higher, or:  
Strategic Management  50%
Financial Reporting 50%
Intermediate Management Accounting

50%

Corporate Governance 50%
Auditing 50%
Principles of Taxation Taxation Systems (option module) 50%
Financial Management  Intermediate Management Accounting 50%
Corporate Finance 50%
Business Strategy and Technology Strategic Management 50% 
Management Information Intermediate Management Accounting 50%

CIMA accreditation

Our graduates can claim exemptions from the following CIMA Professional Qualification papers.

You'll need to have passed specific modules to claim exemptions. Note that your choice of option modules may affect which exemptions you can claim.

Exemption details
CIMA paperModules requiredMinimum mark
F1: Financial Reporting and Taxation

Financial Reporting

Pass
Intermediate Management Accounting Pass
Advanced Financial Reporting Pass
Taxation Systems (option module) Pass
BA2: Fundamentals of Management Accounting Management Accounting Pass
BA3: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting Financial Accounting Pass

CIPFA accreditation

Our graduates can claim exemptions from the following CIPFA Qualification papers.

You'll need to have passed specific modules to claim some exemptions. Note that your choice of option modules may affect which exemptions you can claim.

Exemption details
CIPFA paperModules requiredMinimum mark
Professional Certificate: Financial Accounting Degree Pass
Professional Certificate: Management Accounting Degree Pass
Professional Diploma: Financial Management Intermediate Management Accounting Pass
Corporate Finance Pass
Professional Diploma: Business Strategy Strategic Management Pass
Business Planning Pass
Professional Diploma: Taxation Taxation Systems (option module) Pass