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.


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. 


Birmingham City Business School has been granted Platinum Approval - the highest level awarded 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.