Further Study

AIA appreciates that many members wish to develop their academic qualifications and has collaborated with a number of universities to create further study, degree and MBA pathways and professional association opportunities for you to do so.

Degree Pathways

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. AIA has advanced standing with:

Birmingham City University

University of Bolton

University of Gloucestershire

University of Greenwich

University of Hertfordshire

University of Huddersfield

University of Northampton

University of Northumbria

Robert Gordon University

Solent University, Southampton

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.