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ACCREDITATIONS & EXEMPTIONS

All of our programmes within the College of Business & Finance are designed to produce graduates that are highly knowledgeable and capable of meeting the demands of today’s increasingly competitive labour market. As such, many of our business courses and programmes are accredited by leading professional bodies and offer students exemptions from modules and papers of highly sought-after professional qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA, and CIM. This ensures that our graduates are highly employable upon entering the workforce and equipped with all of the requisite knowledge and skills that are relevant to today’s workplace.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners. Ahlia University has joined forces with CIM to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through the CIM Graduate Gateway. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and their content is reflected in our own degrees which ensures we are equipping students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is one of the world’s most recognized professional accountancy bodies that is dedicated towards strengthening the profession and protecting the public through increased transparency in accounting practices all over the world. Ahlia University has partnered with the ACCA in 2013 and now offers students the opportunity to gain exemptions towards numerous papers that must be completed to acquire this reputable professional qualification. With an ACCA qualification, Ahlia graduates can enter the workforce with a strategic mindset and a professional designation that is highly sought-after within the professional network of accountants all over the globe.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s leading professional body of management accountants that exists to enable organizations around the world to develop their management accounting capabilities and to promote excellence, trust, and transparency within the accountancy sector globally. Ahlia University has partnered with CIMA by giving students the opportunity to earn exemptions from several CIMA examinations, in turn paving the way for a quicker route to the coveted CIMA Professional Qualification that is recognized and highly sought-after by employers all over the world.

Bachelor’s Degree Exemptions

Exemptions from the following ACCA papers upon completion of the programme:

  • F1 Accountant in Business
  • F2 Management Accounting
  • F3 Financial Accounting
  • F4 Corporate and Business Law

Exemptions from the following CIMA examinations during the programme:

  • BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law
  • E1 Organisational Management
  • P1 Management Accounting
  • F1 Financial Reporting and Taxation
  • F2 Advanced Financial Reporting

The student can sit for the Operational Case Study exam at the end of his/her 3rd year

Exemptions from the following CIMA examinations during the programme:

  • BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law
  • F1 Financial Reporting and Taxation

The student can sit for the first CIMA exam at the end of his/her 3rd year

Exemptions from the following CIMA examinations during the programme:

  • BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics            
  • BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting         
  • BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law    
  • E1 Organisational Management

The student can sit for the first CIMA exam at the end of his/her 3rd year

Exemptions from the following CIM modules:

 

  • CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing (Level 4)
    ‘Marketing & Integrated Communication’ modules
  • CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing (Level 6)
    ‘Strategic Marketing’ module

Exemptions from the following CIMA examinations during the programme:

  • BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law
  • E1 Organisational Management

The student can sit for the first CIMA exam at the end of his/her 3rd year

* Provided the student completes one Free Elective and one Major Elective in Marketing (Marketing Research/Marketing of Financial Services/Advertising & Promotions Management/Customer Relationship Management)

Exemptions from the following CIMA examinations during the programme:

  • BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics            
  • BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting          
  • BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law    
  • E1 Organisational Management

The student can sit for the first CIMA exam at the end of his/her 3rd year

Postgraduate Degree Exemptions

Exemptions from the following CIMA examinations:

  • BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics            
  • BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting         
  • BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law    
  • E1 Organisational Management
  • P1 Management Accounting      
  • F1 Financial Reporting and Taxation       
  • E2 Project and Relationship Management            
  • P2 Advanced Management Accounting 
  • F2 Advanced Financial Reporting

The student can sit for the Management Case Study exam at the end of his/her final

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