Students studying to become accountants

Further Study

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.

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.

Birmingham City University
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University of Bolton
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University of Gloucestershire
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University of Greenwich
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University of Hertfordshire
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University of Huddersfield
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University of Northampton
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Northumbria University
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Robert Gordon University
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Southampton Solent University
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University of Winchester
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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.



Association of Corporate Treasurers  logoQualified 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.

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