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.

Birmingham 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 Association of Business Schools (ABS) is the representative body and authoritative voice for the leading business schools of UK universities, higher education institutions and independent management colleges.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - for its professional accountancy tuition programmes. The Association's international accounting qualification, which is highly rated by employers and leads to certified membership of the organisation. 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.

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.

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.

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) accreditation means that each centre has been quality-audited and approved to teach CIM qualifications and tutors have access to essential teaching resources and information from The CIM.

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) is risk management's leading international professional education and training body. The Institute provides high quality education, training and professional development in risk management at a range of levels, from introductory to expert.


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.