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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. As well as the many Business School wide accreditations we hold, you can click on your course below to find out more about a specific accreditation and/or 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

Accounting and Business Management BSc

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

Applied Knowledge:

  • Business and Technology (BT)
  • Management Accounting (MA)
  • Financial Accounting (FA)

Applied Skills

  • Corporate and Business Law (LW)
  • Performance Management (PM)
  • Taxation (TX) (Needs MG3027)
  • Financial Reporting (FR) (Needs MG3609)
  • Audit and Assurance (AA)
  • Financial Management (FM) 

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

Students will get exemptions from certificate level and operational level modules i.e. students will start at the CIMA’s Management Level modules.

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

Level 2: Operational Level
E1 Managing Finance in a Digital World
P1 Management Accounting
F1 Financial Reporting

3)    Accreditation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and students can get up to 7 exemption from the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification.  Exemptions from the following ICAEW papers are conditional on a pass of 50% or higher. For Business, Technology and finance module Upper Second or first degree award or 50% is required in all of the modules listed in the bracket.

  • Accounting
    (MG 1600 and MG2112)
  • Assurance
    (MG3600)
  • Business Strategy and Technology (Needs MG3047)
  • Business, Technology and Finance (MG1051; MG1600; MG1054; MG2530; and MG3047)
  • Financial Management (MG 3077)
  • Management Information
    (MG1600; MG2529; MG2530)
  • Principles of Taxation (Needs MG3027) 

4)    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

 

Audit & Assurance

Yes

Professional Diploma

Financial Management

Yes

 

Taxation

Yes

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

Students will get exemptions from foundation level and professional1 level modules i.e. students will start at the AIA’s professional 2 Level modules.

Foundation Level

Financial Accounting

Management Accounting

Corporate Governance and Audit

Business Management

Professional 1 Level

Financial Accounting and Reporting 1 (needs MG3609)

Principles of Governance and Audit (needs MG3600)

Management Accounting

Business Law for Accountants

Taxation on the basis of Taxation (needs MG3027) 


This course is accredited by CPA Australia.

Marketing Management BSc

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

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

CIM Diploma in Professional Digtal 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

Accreditation from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

  • ACCA Foundation level

>      F1 Accountant in Business

>      F2 Management Accounting

>      F3 Financial Accounting

>      F5 Performance Management

>      F7 Financial Reporting

 

Accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) 

  • CIMA Certificate level 

>      C01 Fundamentals of Management Accounting

>      C02 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

  •  CIMA  Operational level

>      P1 Performance Operations

  •  CIMA  Management level

>      F2 Financial Management

>      P2 Performance Management

 

Accreditation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) 

  • ICAEW Professional Stage
  • Accounting
  • Business and Finance
  • Management Information

 

Accreditation from the Association of International Accountants (AIA) 

Foundation Level

Financial Accounting

Management Accounting

Corporate Governance and Audit

Business Management

 

Professional 1 Level

Financial Accounting and Reporting 1 on the basis of Financial Accounting (MG5612) Plus Financial Reporting (MG5613)

Management Accounting on the basis of Management Accounting (MG5614) Plus Business Performance Management (MG5605)

Business Law for Accountants

Corporate Brand Management MSc

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

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

CIM Diploma in Professional Digital 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)

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).

Marketing MSc

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

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

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

Brunel MBA

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

The MBA programme is not currently accredited with ACCA but does receive the following via their exemption’s framework:

Brunel MBA

The exemptions listed below will be awarded automatically on completion of the above national qualification and subject area.

  • Business and Technology (BT)

  • Management Accounting (MA)

  • Financial Accounting (FA)

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) 

The following exemptions are granted:

  • BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics

  • BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting 

  • BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

  • BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Guidance and Business Law

  • E1 Managing Finance in a Digital World

  • P1 Management Accounting

  • F1 Financial Accounting