Business School accreditations

The Business School is highly recognised for the quality of its academic programmes. A significant amount of its provision has accreditation from professional bodies.

School Accreditations

Business School - Homepage - AACSB Logo 2017Birmingham City Business School is a member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Association to AACSB connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. 

BGA Logo Business School HomepageThe Business Graduates Association is an international membership and quality assurance body of world-leading and high-potential Business Schools who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning, and are looking to provide positive impact on their students, communities, and the economy as a whole. Birmingham City Business School is an educational member.

Business School - Homepage - CABS Logo The Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) is the representative body and authoritative voice for the leading business schools of UK universities, higher education institutions and independent management colleges. Birmingham City Business School has been awarded the Small Business Charter Award for our work in supporting small businesses, student entrepreneurship, and our local economy.

Business School - Homepage - EFMD Logo 2017Birmingham City Business School is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) - a global organisation which numbers around 700 of the world's leading Business Schools and blue chip organisations engaged in management education / management.

PRME Logo Flip Card 227x255Birmingham City Business School is a signatory to The Principles for Responsible Management Education.  Under the coordination of the UN Global Compact and leading academic institutions, the PRME task force developed a set of six principles which lay the foundation for the global platform for responsible management education.

Course Accreditations

ACCA Accredited Programme logoBirmingham City Business School is accredited by the independent Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - for its professional accountancy tuition programmes.

Business School - Homepage - AIA Logo 2017The Association of International Accountants (AIA) is a global body for professional accountants. Birmingham City Business School is accredited by the AIA for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners.

Birmingham City University has joined forces with CIM to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through our CIM Accredited Degrees. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and map alongside our own degrees which ensures we are equipping students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career.

Business School - Homepage - CIMA Logo 2017The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants. Birmingham City Business School is accredited by CIMA for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

Business School - Homepage - CIPD Logo 2017Birmingham City Business School is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).  This allows successful students of the BA (Hons) Human Resource Management degree to upgrade their Student Membership to that of Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Business School - Homepage - CIPFA Logo 2017The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is the professional body for people in public finance. Birmingham City Business School is accredited by CIPFA for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

Business School - Homepage - CISI Logo 2017Birmingham City Business School are a Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) University Partner, offering students the opportunity to sit a professional qualification before leaving Birmingham City University. Certain CISI exams have been mapped to several of our courses. Final year BSc/MFin Business Finance students are eligible to sit the L3 Corporate Finance (Technical Foundation) exam, and final year BSc/MFin Finance and Investment students (plus postgraduate students) are eligible to sit the L3 Introduction to Investment exam. 

Birmingham City Business School are sponsoring students on these programmes for CISI Student Membership fees. Students funding their CISI workbook and exam can also benefit from a 50% discount to the published CISI fees.

The Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) is designed to support universities and colleges in delivering programmes of excellence, specifically in training and research, in support of the Internal Audit profession.


Birmingham City University have been recognised as a partner in learning by The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and have been successful in obtaining accreditation and credit for prior learning (exemptions) from the ACA qualification as a result. We have been awarded partner in learning status because we have demonstrated compliance with and commitment to ICAEW's core principles.

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Established in 1916, the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) is an internationally recognised professional accountancy membership body. Birmingham City Business School is accredited by the IFA for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

The Institute of Internal Auditors UK and Ireland (IIA) and IIA Inc, is the internal audit profession's voice, recognised authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator.