Accredited courses

The main professional accounting bodies recognise the value of studying accounting and finance at Alliance Manchester Business School and offer exemptions from their professional qualifications if you have completed specific accounting and finance modules. This means you are exempt from some professional accounting exams once you graduate - although the precise exemptions will depend on the professional body you decide to join.

When studying for a degree at Alliance MBS, you are given flexibility to study the subjects you are interested in. The more exemptions you wish to gain, the less choice you will have in the subjects you study.

It is therefore very important for you to make a well-informed choice when deciding which modules to take; we would not recommend that you select modules by only considering the exemption criteria. The majority of employers are interested in students who have a good degree classification, not the level of professional exemptions they have gained. You are much more likely to perform well if you choose to study the subjects you are interested in.

Please note professional syllabuses are subject to revision from time to time, so the exemptions available at the start of the course may change from year to year. For further detail on the level of exemptions available, please refer to the website of the professional body you wish to join.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales logo Association of Chartered Certified Accountants logo The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland logo

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants logoTech Partnership logo



For details of the specific criteria required to obtain exemptions, please refer to our student handbook.