AIA appreciates that many members wish to develop their academic qualifications and has collaborated with a number of universities to create a number of opportunities for you to do so.


As graduate status is not a prerequisite to registration with AIA, we are aware that you may be keen to enhance your professional skills with a university degree. AIA has co-operated with a number of universities to agree pathways into accountancy degree programmes.

Birmingham City University

University of Bolton

University of Gloucestershire

University of Greenwich

University of Hertfordshire

University of Huddersfield

University of Northampton

Northumbria University

Robert Gordon University

Southampton Solent University

University of Winchester



As the demand for managerial skills and knowledge has increased, so too has the number of institutions offering the Master of Business Administration (MBA). The MBA is a vocational qualification, tailored to specific business needs or to a particular business sector and the flexibility of the course is mirrored in the choice of study options available to students.

The AIA professional accountancy qualification is accepted as equivalent to a first degree for entry purposes onto an ever increasing number of full and part-time MBA programmes, both in the UK and overseas. The AIA qualification is currently accepted* by the following universities:

* Please note that all applications are dealt with and assessed on an individual basis.


ACT | Leading Treasury ProfessionalsQualified AIA members can benefit from exemptions on the ACT qualifications pathway and discounted rates on training. The Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) is the chartered membership body for treasurers. Treasury and accountancy complement each other perfectly and many successful CFOs qualify in both treasury and accountancy. Click here to find out more.