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Professional Exemptions

Fast-track your career

My degree has also given me a significant number of exemptions towards my CIMA exams and has prepared me well for working in a major international company.
Nigel Hall, Business Analyst, Kimberley-Clark


Studying does not always end after graduation. Many organisations expect graduates to continue studying for professional qualifications during their career.

Many of the degree programmes at Aston Business School offer exemptions from some professional qualifications, enabling you to gain a competitive edge and fast-track your career development.

Accreditations

BSc Accounting for Management

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
  • The institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

BSc Business and Management

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Graduates may gain entry onto the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Diploma in Professional Marketing qualification. Graduates must apply directly to the CIM.

BSc Business Computing and IT

  • Associations of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII

BSc Economics and Management

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

BSc Finance

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

  • Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI)

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW

BSc Human Resource Management

  • Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is open to Human Resource Management graduates. Graduates may be able to claim exemptions from a number of CIPD professional examinations.

Exemptions are also available from:
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

BSc International Business and Economics

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

BSc International Business and Management

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Graduates may gain entry onto the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing qualification. Graduates must apply directly to the Chartered Institute of Marketing. 

BSc International Business and Modern Languages

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

  • Graduates may be able to claim a Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) 'standard award', which give credits towards CII professional qualifications in financial services and insurance. Graduate must apply directly to the CII.

LLB Law / LLB Law with Management

This is a qualifying law degree. It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB) as satisfying the academic stage of legal training for solicitors or barristers. As an Aston LLB graduate you can therefore proceed directly to the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course.

Graduates can also gain exemptions from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

BSc Marketing

Aston Business School graduates can gain entry to the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Diploma in Professional Marketing qualification.

In addition to this graduates can also gain exemptions from the following professional bodies:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA

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