Undergraduate Accreditation

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Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA)Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA) logo

The BSc in Accounting and Finance has been awarded a six paper accreditation from the ACCA. All students who sit andpass the core modules and also choose to study and obtain a pass in the following optional modules: Taxation, Advanced Taxation, and Valuation of Companies, will gain exemptions from the following ACCA papers:

  • Accountant in Business
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Taxation

The BSc in Finance and Business has been awarded a three paper accreditation from ACCA. All students who sit and pass the core modules will gain exemptions from the following ACCA papers:

  • Accountant in Business
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) logo

The BSc in Accounting and Finance has been awarded an eight paper accreditation from CIMA. These exemptions can be used by students passing the core degree:

  • BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting Certificate
  • BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law
  • E1 Managing Finance in a Digital World
  • F1 Financial Reporting
  • P1 Management Accounting
  • Operational Case Study Exam

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

For those taking Marketing and Management BSc, on graduation you will be eligible for exemptions on both the CIM Certificate and Diploma.

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) logoThe BSc in Accounting and Finance has been awarded all four paper exemptions from CIPFA at their certificate level. To obtain exemptions for these papers, students must pass modules as follows:

  • Management Accounting

Management Accounting module

  • Financial Accounting

Introduction to Accounting module

  • Audit and Assurance

Audit module

  • Company Financial Reporting

Financial Accounting and Reporting and Introduction to Accounting modules

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) logoFor those taking the BSc in Accounting and Finance, BSc Finance and Technology or BSc Finance: If you’re interested in achieving Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) qualifications, you may opt in to CISI membership, sponsored by the University's partnership agreement.

Your CISI membership gives you valuable access to careers events, employability training, on-campus presentations and exam bookings. You also benefit from the subsidised and convenient exam sittings on campus, allowing you to get a step ahead in your career (please note that you'll be expected to pay the exam workbook fee).

CISI provides official recognition of the Year 2 and 3 finance modules as strong preparation for the selected CISI qualifications.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)The logo for the Chartered Management Institute, HE partner of the School of Business, Management and Economics

For those taking Business and Management BSc, and International Business BSc, you’ll be eligible for a CMI Level 5 qualification in Management and Leadership (subject to CMI moderation and successful completion of all mapped modules) on graduation.

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) logoThe BSc in Accounting and Finance has been awarded a five paper accreditation from the ICAEW. All students who sit and achieve the grades given below will gain exemptions from the following ICAEW papers:

  • Accounting

A minimum of 50% based on the 1st and 2nd year core Financial Accounting modules

  • Business and Finance

Achieving Upper second or First degree with a mix of the core Accounting and Business modules

  • Management Information

A minimum of 50% based on 2nd year core Management Accounting modules

  • Principles of Taxation

A minimum of 50% based on Taxation module

  • Assurance

A minimum of 50% based on Audit module

The specific modules that attract the awards from the ICAEW depend on the year that the module was studied and passed.

Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA)

Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA) logoAffiliation from the CFA Institute is related to the BSc Finance, BSc Finance and Business, and BSc Economics and Finance. A minimum of 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge is covered by the syllabus at Sussex. 

Students on these courses will be able to: access online material from the CFA Institute in preparation for the CFA exams; apply for scholarships towards exam fees; and attend events held by the CFA Institute.

 


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