Professional Recognition and Accreditations

Some of our modules and programmes are accredited or recognised by relevant professional bodies. This means that Bangor Business School graduates may:

  • be eligible for exemptions from specific modules of certain professional qualifications;
  • gain credits that can be put towards certain professional qualifications; or
  • graduate with a dual award – a qualification from the professional body alongside their Bangor University degree.

Benefits of professional recognition or accreditations

Professional accreditation or recognition is a ‘seal of approval’ which demonstrates that the module/programme is considered by the professional body to have real career value.

Studying an accredited or professionally recognised module/programme will demonstrate to prospective employers that you have a studied a contemporary, commercially-relevant curriculum that can be applied in the workplace.

Undergraduate Degrees

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Depending on your scheme of study, you could be entitled to claim exemptions from up to five papers of the ACCA Qualification.

Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

Graduates of the following programmes will be eligible for exemptions on the CII’s Insurance and Financial Services qualification routes:

Insurance
Programme CII Qualification route Value of prior learning award
BSc Accounting and Finance
BA Accounting and Finance
30 non unit specific credits at Advanced Diploma level + 25 non unit specific credits at Diploma level in Insurance.
Financial Services 30 non unit specific credits at Advanced Diploma level + 25 non unit specific credits at Diploma level.
BSc Banking and Finance
BA Banking and Finance
Insurance 30 non unit specific credits at Advanced Diploma level + 25 non unit specific credits at Diploma level in Insurance.
Financial Services 30 non unit specific credits at Advanced Diploma level + 25 non unit specific credits at Diploma level.
BA Accounting and Banking
BSc Accounting and Banking
Insurance 30 non unit specific credits at Advanced Diploma level + 25 non unit specific credits at Diploma level in Insurance.
Financial Services 30 non unit specific credits at Advanced Diploma level + 25 non unit specific credits at Diploma level.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Depending on your scheme of study, you could be entitled to claim exemptions for up to eight of CIMA’s professional examinations.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Graduates of BA/BSc Marketing will be eligible for exemptions from some modules of the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s professional qualifications:

CIM Qualification Exemptions
CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing Marketing
CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing Strategic Marketing

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

Graduates of BA/BSc Accounting and Finance can claim exemptions from parts of CIPFA’s Professional Certificate and Professional Diploma.

CPA Australia

The following undergraduate programmes are accredited by CPA Australia:

  • BA/BSc Accounting & Banking
  • BA/BSc Banking & Finance
  • BSc Accounting & Economics
  • BA/BSc Accounting & Finance
  • BSc Management with Accounting

Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW)

Bangor Business School is recognised as a Partner in Learning with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Through studying one of our undergraduate programmes, you may be entitled to claim credits towards up to eight ICAEW subjects.

Postgraduate Degrees

Chartered Banker Institute

Bangor Business School is proud to be a Chartered Banker Institute ‘Centre of Excellence’. Graduates of our CBI-accredited MA/MSc Banking & Finance (Chartered Banker) will gain the dual award of a Bangor University MA/MSc and the Chartered Banker Diploma – the highest award available in the banking world.

For busy professionals, we also deliver the blended-learning MBA Chartered Banker (delivered through the Management Centre) through which graduates will attain the dual award of a Bangor University MBA and coveted ‘Chartered Banker’ status.

Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

Graduates who have successfully completed module ASB 4425 – Investment Strategy and Portfolio Management – will be eligible for 60 non-unit specific credits at Advanced Diploma level in the CII Financial Services qualification framework. This module is offered on the following programmes:

  • MA Finance (compulsory module)
  • MBA Finance (compulsory module)
  • MSc Finance (compulsory module)
  • MSc International Finance (compulsory module)
  • MSc Investment Management (compulsory module)
  • LLM Law and Banking (optional module)
  • MA Banking & Finance (Chartered Banker) (optional module)
  • MA Banking & Finance (optional module)
  • MA Islamic Banking and Finance (optional module)
  • MSc Accounting and Finance (optional module)
  • MSc Banking & Finance (Chartered Banker) (optional module)
  • MSc Islamic Banking and Finance (optional module)
  • MSc Management and Finance (optional module)

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Graduates of MA Business and Marketing and MBA International Marketing will be eligible for exemptions from some modules of the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s professional qualifications:

Programme CIM Qualification Module Exemptions
MA Business & Marketing CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing Marketing
CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing Strategic Marketing
MBA International Marketing CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing Marketing
CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing Strategic Marketing

Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI)

Our partnership agreement with the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment means that graduates of the MSc Islamic Banking and Finance will be eligible to take CISI’s Level 3 Certificate in Islamic Finance, without the need for additional tuition.

Your Competitive Edge

Future employers confirm that a professional qualification on your CV makes it stand out in a competitive job market.
The professional qualifications from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), are developed by practitioners to equip you with the practical knowledge you need to do your job when you leave university.

Demonstrate to future employers that you can make a difference from day one with a CISI qualification.
Your degree is accredited by the CISI (www.cisi.org) as the syllabus covers a large proportion of the content for the following professional qualifications:

Introduction to Investment
For your study resources visit CISI University Hub

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The following programmes offered by Bangor Business School are dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which means that graduates will gain two qualifications – a Bangor University Masters degree, and a CMI Level 7 award:

  • MBA Management
  • MBA Law and Management
  • MBA International Marketing
  • MBA International Business
  • MBA Information Management
  • MBA Environmental Management
  • MSc Business with Consumer Psychology
  • MSc Management and Finance
  • MA Business with Consumer Psychology
  • MA Business and Marketing
  • MA Management and Finance

Visit the CMI page for full details of which CMI qualification you will be eligible for.

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)

Students on the MBA Environmental Management who successfully complete the compulsory module in ‘Strategic Environmental Management’ will receive IEMA’s Associate Certificate in Environmental Management and become Associate Members of IEMA.