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Economics and Finance accreditations and exemptions

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

Our Economics and Finance degrees carry accreditation by leading professional accounting bodies such as ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) who will offer you exemptions to some of their professional exams after you graduate.

Accreditated degrees with exemptions save you time and money on the road to becoming a qualified accountant, by providing a fast-track to professional qualifications. So by completing an Economics and Finance degree at Brunel you’ll open yourself up to a world of opportunities and be one step ahead on your career journey.

Click on the course titles below to find out more about specific accreditations and/or exemptions. 

Bachelor's courses

Accountancy BSc

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

F1 Accountant in Business
F2 Management Accounting
F3 Financial Accounting
F4 Corporate and Business Law
F5 Performance Management
F6 Taxation
F7 Financial Reporting 
F8 Audit and Assurance
F9 Financial Management

Exemptions from the above ACCA papers are for graduates from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2025

2. 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 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 exemption from the following:

  • Accounting
  • Assurance
  • Business Technology and Finance
  • Law
  • Management Information
  • Principles of Taxation 
  • Financial Management

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

Banking and Finance BSc

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

F1 Accountant in Business
F2 Management Accounting
F3 Financial Accounting
F7 Financial Reporting 

Exemptions from the above ACCA papers are for graduates from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2025

2. 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 Managing Finance in a Digital World
P1 Management Accounting
F1 Financial Reporting
Operational Case Study Exam

Economics and Accounting BSc

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

F1 Accountant in Business
F2 Management Accounting
F3 Financial Accounting
F4 Corporate and Business Law
F5 Performance Management
F6 Taxation*
F7 Financial Reporting 
F8 Audit and Assurance*
* Students can only choose one of these as the option module.

Exemptions from the above ACCA papers are for graduates from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2025

2. 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 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 exemption from the following:

  • Accounting
  • Assurance
  • Business Technology and Finance
  • Law
  • Management Information
  • Principles of Taxation

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

Economics and Business Finance BSc

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

F1 Accountant in Business
F2 Management Accounting
F3 Financial Accounting

Exemptions from the above ACCA papers are for graduates from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2025

2. 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 Managing Finance in a Digital World
P1 Management Accounting
F1 Financial Reporting
Operational Case Study Exam

Economics and Management BSc

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

F1 Accountant in Business (awards at programme level)

Exemptions from the above ACCA papers are for graduates from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2025

2. 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

Economics BSc

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

F1 Accountant in Business
F3 Financial Accounting 

Exemptions from the above ACCA papers are for graduates from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2025

2. 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

Finance and Accounting Bsc

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

F1 Accountant in Business
F2 Management Accounting
F3 Financial Accounting
F4 Corporate and Business Law
F5 Performance Management
F6 Taxation
F7 Financial Reporting
F8 Audit and Assurance

Exemptions from the above ACCA papers are for graduates from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2025

2. 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 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 exemption from the following:

  • Accounting
  • Assurance
  • Business Technology and Finance
  • Law
  • Management Information
  • Principles of Taxation 

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

Master's courses

Finance and Accounting MSc

1. 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 

2. 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 Managing Finance in a Digital World
P1 Management Accounting
F1 Financial Reporting
Operational Case Study Exam

Level 3: Management Level

E2 Managing Performance
P2 Advanced Management Accounting
F2 Advanced Financial Reporting

Finance and Investment MSc

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 Managing Finance in a Digital World
P1 Management Accounting
F1 Financial Reporting
Operational Case Study Exam

Level 3: Management Level

E2 Managing Performance
P2 Advanced Management Accounting
F2 Advanced Financial Reporting

Business Finance MSc

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 Managing Finance in a Digital World
P1 Management Accounting
F1 Financial Reporting
Operational Case Study Exam

Level 3: Management Level

E2 Managing Performance
P2 Advanced Management Accounting
F2 Advanced Financial Reporting

Banking and Finance MSc

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 Managing Finance in a Digital World
P1 Management Accounting
F1 Financial Reporting
Operational Case Study Exam

Level 3: Management Level

E2 Managing Performance
P2 Advanced Management Accounting
F2 Advanced Financial Reporting