AIA Certificate in Business Finance

Studying Business Finance

Commercial awareness and an understanding of business and finance are some of the most sought after skills by employers. The AIA Certificate in Business Finance is an exciting new qualification which enables candidates to develop specialist knowledge and expertise in the core components of business finance, boost their employability, advance their knowledge and gain a recognised qualification.

Entry Requirements

The qualification is open to all and has no set entry requirements. 


The AIA Certificate in Business Finance is designed to deliver the knowledge, competencies and professional conduct expected of those exploring a career in any business or finance field.  The qualification consists of 4 components which are tested via a single, online, multiple choice exam.

Financial Accounting
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Business Management
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Management Accounting
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Corporate Governance & Audit
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Study Support

The AIA Certificate in Business Finance can be completed by self study using the AIA's online learning platform. Candidates will receive access to:

  • Recorded lectures to watch at your convenience (20 hours per component)
  • AIA Learning and Practice Workbook
  • Study guides and practice questions
  • Dedicated student support team
  • Graded check point tests taken within the AIA platform to ensure that you are advancing through the course
  • Tutor feedback

Start Date and Course Length

You can enrol on this course at any time. There are 2 exam sessions each year. The time to complete the qualification will depend on how much time candidates have to self-study and when you enrol, but you could qualify in as little as 6 to 9 months.

Course Benefits

You’ll complete the course with a set of transferrable skills, including  business reporting, financial analysis and management, problem solving, leadership and key accounting concepts. You’ll be able to demonstrate your commercial awareness, confidently tackle key business issues, and have a range of methods and techniques to utilise to solve a range of business problems.

  • Gain the skills you need for a successful career in business or finance
  • Demonstrate your financial management and analysis skills
  • Gain the designatory letters Cert (BusFin)
  • Obtain practical transferrable workplace skills
  • Knowledge and skills that can be applied across sectors and throughout the world
  • Internationally recognised certification
  • Progression onto the AIA Professional Qualification at Professional Level 1 - based on a minimum overall pass mark of 60% and in addition to achieving 50% in each component