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Accreditations and exemptions

Accredited courses offer reassurance that your course content has been reviewed by official professional bodies making it relevant and useful for today's workplace.

Accreditation also means that you will be exempt from studying some modules or taking particular exams to gain qualifications which certify you as a professional in your chosen field. Click on your course below to find out about accreditation and exemption.

Bachelor's Business courses

Business and Management BSc

Accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and exemption from the following papers:

Certificate Level
C01 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
C02 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
C03 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
C04 Fundamentals of Business Economics
C05 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

Business and Management (Accounting) BSc

Accreditation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and exemption from: 

F1 Accountant in Business
F2 Management Accounting
F3 Financial Accounting
F4 Corporate and Business Law
F5 Performance Management
F6 Taxation
F8 Audit and Assurance
F9 Financial Management

Accreditation from the Association of International Accountants (AIA) and exemption from:

Module A
Paper 1 - Financial Accounting 1
Paper 2 - Business Economics
Paper 3 - Management Accounting 1

Module B
Paper 4 - Law
Paper 5 - Auditing and Taxation (subject to MG3600 plus MG3027)
Paper 6 - Information Processing

Module C
Paper 7 - Auditing (subject to MG3600)
Paper 8 - Company Law
Paper 9 - Management Information (subject to AIA criteria being met)

Module D 
Paper 10 - Business Management
Paper 12 - Management Accounting 2 (subject to MG2529 plus MG2530)

Accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and exemption from the following papers:

Level 1: Certificate Level
BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics 
BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting 
BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, CG and Business Law

Level 2: Operational Level
E1 Organisational Management
P1 Management Accounting
F1 Financial Reporting & Tax

E1 Enterprise Operations
P1 Performance Operations
F1 Financial Operations

Level 3: Management
E2 Project & Relationship Management
P2 Advanced Management Accounting
F2 Advanced Financial Reporting

Level 4: Strategic
E3 Strategic Management
P3 Risk Management
F3 Financial Strategy

Accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy (CIPFA) and exemption from the following papers:

Professional Certificate

Financial Accounting

Yes

 

Management Accounting

Yes

 

Company Financial Reporting

Yes

 

Auditing & Assurance

Yes

Professional Diploma

Financial Management

Yes

 

Taxation

Yes

Strategic Stage

Public Finance

 
 

Strategic case study

 


Accreditation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and exemption from the following Professional Stage papers which form a part of the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification (conditional on a pass of 50% or higher for the Brunel modules in brackets):

Accounting
(Introduction to Accounting; Principles and Practices of Accounting)

Assurance
(Auditing OR Auditing and Assurance)

Management Information
(Introduction to Accounting; Management Accounting Decision Making; Management Accounting Planning and Control)

Business Technology and Finance
(Principle of Taxation; Business Strategy & Technology; Financial Management; Business Planning)

Exemptions from the following ICAEW papers are conditional on a pass of 50% or higher AND achieving an Upper Second or First for your degree overall

Business and Management (Marketing) BSc

Accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and exemption from:

CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing (Level 4)
Marketing and Integrated Communications module

CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing (Level 6)
Strategic Marketing

Accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and exemption from the following papers:

Certificate Level
C03 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
C04 Fundamentals of Business Economics
C05 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

International Business BSc

Accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and exemption from the following papers:

Certificate Level
C03 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
C04 Fundamentals of Business Economics
C05 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

 

Master's Business courses

Accounting and Business Management MSc

Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and exemption from the following Professional Stage papers which form a part of the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification:

Accounting
Business and Finance
Management Information

The ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification (the ACA), is one of the most advanced learning and professional development programmes available. It's valued around the world in business, practice and the public sector. Details of the exemptions are listed on the ICAEW exemptions database.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and exemption in respect of the following papers:

Certificate Level:
C01 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
C02 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

Operational Level:
P1 Performance Operations

Management Level:
F2 Financial Management
P2 Performance Management

Details of the exemptions are listed on the CIMA exemptions database.     

 

Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and exemption from the following papers:

F1 Accountant in Business (Knowledge module)
F2 Management Accounting (Knowledge module)
F3 Financial Accounting (Knowledge module)
F5 Performance Management (Skills module)
F7 Financial Reporting (Skills module)

This is the maximum number of exemptions offerd by ACCA. Details of the exemptions can be found using the Exemptions Enquiry tool on the ACCA website.

 

Accredited by the Association of International Accountants (AIA) and exemption from the following papers which form a part of the AIA professional qualification:

Module A:
Paper 1: Financial Accounting 1
Paper 2: Business Economics
Paper 3: Management Accounting 1

Module B:
Paper 6: Information Processing

Module D:
Paper 11: Financial Accounting 2
Paper 12: Management Accounting 2

Details of the exemptions can be found using the AIA Exemptions Database.

Corporate Brand Management MSc

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and exempt from the following modules:

CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing (Level 4)
Marketing and Integrated Communications module

CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing (Level 6)
Strategic Marketing module

Global Supply Chain Management MSc

Accredited by:

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) 
Eligible for Chartered Membership with a pass mark of 50% or above.

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Human Resource Management MSc

Accredited by The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Human Resources and Employment Relations MSc

Accredited by The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

 International Business MSc

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Management MSc

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Marketing MSc

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and exempt from the following modules:

CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing (Level 4)
Marketing and Integrated Communications module

CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing (Level 6)
Strategic Marketing module