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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 

Operational Case Study Exam

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) 


 6)    Accreditation by CPA Australia and exemption from the following papers: 

Accounting Systems and Processes

MG1016 Managing Information with Technology AND MG2603 Accounting Information System

Audit and Assurance 

MG3600 Auditing and Assurance

Business Law

MG2528 Introduction of Business Law

Economics

MG1054 International Business Environment

Ethics

MG3113 Business Ethics, Environmental Sustainability and Governance

Finance and Financial Management

MG1600 Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management AND MG3077 Strategic Financial Management

Financial Accounting and Reporting

MG1600 Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management AND MG2112 Principles and Practices of Financial Accounting AND MG3609 Corporate Reporting

Information Technology

MG1016 Managing Information with Technology AND MG2603 Accounting Information System

Management Accounting

MG2529 Management Accounting - Decision Making AND MG2530 Management Accounting - Planning and Control

Quantitative Methods

MG2602 Quantitative Methods in Business and Management AND MG3117 Issues and Controversies in Accounting Project

Taxation

MG3027 Taxation

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

Human Resource Management BSc

The BSc HRM programme is currently under the process of seeking CIPD accreditation from 2021-22 academic year. The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) is the world’s largest Chartered HR development professional body. As an internationally recognised brand with over 135,000 members across 120 countries, the CIPD supports and develops individuals responsible for the management and development of people within organisations. CIPD membership will provide you with the resources and networking opportunities to develop your knowledge and progress your career.

 For inquires on how to apply for membership please contact CBASS TPO. Alternatively you can contact CIPD through this link.

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)

You are entitled to the following ACCA qualification exemptions: 

>      Business and Technology (BT)

>      Management Accounting (MA)

>      Financial Accounting (FA)

>      Corporate and Business Law (LW) 

With completion of certain subjects you are entitled to the following ACCA qualification exemptions:

Course exemption

With completion of the modules

 Financial Reporting (FR)

Financial Accounting (MG5612) plus, Financial Reporting (MG5613)

 Performance Management (PM)

Management Accounting (MG5614) plus, Business Performance Management (MG5605)


Accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) 

Eligible for the Masters Gateway route, which offers the below exemptions once the Gateway exam has been passed: 

Subject name

Subject Level

Module(s) required for Exemption

 BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics

Certificate BA

Core

BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting

Certificate BA

Core

BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

Certificate BA

Core

BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

Certificate BA

Core

E1 Managing Finance in a Digital World

Operational

Core

P1 Management Accounting

Operational

Core

F1 Financial Reporting

Operational

Core

Operational Case Study Exam

Operational

Core

E2 Managing Performance

Management

Core

P2 Advanced Management Accounting

Management

Core

F2 Advanced Financial Reporting

Management 

Core

 

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

Subject

Qualifiers and Criteria

 Accounting

Achieving a minimum pass mark of 50% in all modules listed: 

  • Financial Accounting

  • Financial Reporting

Business, Technology and Finance

Achieving a minimum pass grade within your degree

Management Information

 Achieving a minimum pass mark of 50% in all modules listed: 

  • Management Accounting

  • Business Performance Management 

 Accreditation from the Association of International Accountants (AIA) 

AIA Module A:

  • Paper 1 – Financial Accounting 1
  • Paper 2 – Business Economics
  • Paper 3 – Management Accounting 1

AIA Module B:

  • Paper 6 – Information Processing 

AIA Module D:

  • Paper 11 – Financial Accounting 2 
  • Paper 12 – Management Accounting 2.

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

Assoication of MBAs (AMBA)

The Brunel MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

This year BBS celebrate the 20-year AMBA accreditation for Brunel Business School. Andrew Main Wilson, CEO of AMBA & BGA said:

‘As Brunel Business School celebrates its 20th anniversary of being accredited by AMBA, we join them to honour both this momentous occasion and commend the Business School on its 20 years of business education excellence. We value working with the team at Brunel to ensure outstanding management education continues to be the top priority for employers, governments and ambitious executives who will become the global business leaders of the future.’ 

 AMBA_Brunel_20th_Anniversary

 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