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Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

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The School of Business has achieved accreditation from AACSB, the world’s largest business education alliance, connecting educators, learners, and business to create the next generation of great leaders.

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Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute

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The Bachelor of Finance (BFin) programme has received accreditation from, and is recognised by, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute. The programme provides BFin students the opportunities to prepare for the CFA Level 1 exam.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

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Our BSc Management and International Business degrees are accredited to award/certificate level* at CMI Level 5, and our Postgraduate MSc Management and MSc International Business degrees are accredited to certificate level* at CMI Level 7.

*dependent on modules chosen

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

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CABS is the representative body and authoritative voice for all the leading business schools of UK universities, higher education institutions and independent management colleges.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)

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Our BAcc Accounting degree is fully accredited by ICAS giving valuable exemptions from Test of Competence examinations.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)

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Our BAcc Accounting degree now offers our graduates eligibility for exemptions from ALL of their Certificate Level papers. Our MSc Professional Accountancy degree offers graduates eligibility for exemption from 6 of their papers.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

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Our BAcc Accounting degree, our MSc Professional Accountancy degree and our MAcc Accounting degree, all offer full exemption from the ACCA Knowledge and Skills Papers upon completion.

Our MSc Finance and our MSc Accounting and Finance degrees offer partial exemption from ACCA Knowledge/Skills papers.

The Association of International Accountants (AIA)

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Our MSc Professional Accountancy degree also has accreditation from the AIA, offering exemption from their foundation level (A & B) and professional level 1 (C & D) exams, upon graduation. Offering our students the maximum level of exemptions with the AIA.

Chartered Accountants Ireland

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Our BAcc Accounting degree is fully accredited, making us the only University outside mainland Ireland which provides students with full exemption from the CA Proficiency 1 Papers.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

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Our BAcc degree, BSc Business Mgt and Finance degrees all carry a range of exemptions from some of their professional examinations.

Chartered Banker

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Completion of our MSc International Banking, MSc International Banking and Finance, MSc International Banking, Finance, Risk and Regulation degrees, Chartered Banker status will be achieved.

Completion of our MSc International Banking, Finance and Investment Management degree, Associate Chartered Banker status is achieved.


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Our MSc International Marketing degrees have been accredited by the CIM

Small Business Charter Accreditation

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In recognition of our commitment to student entrepreneurship, supporting small businesses, and the local economy.