5 January 2022

Triple exemptions for GBS graduates

GBS are excited to announce further professional qualification possibilities for students following their BSc (Hons) Accounting & Financial Management with Foundation Year programme.

Graduates of the bachelor’s degree course, accredited by Canterbury Christ Church University, now have significant exemptions when they pursue the ACCA Qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). This is in addition to substantial exemptions when taking other professional qualifications from the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).  

Professor Ray Lloyd, CEO of GBS shared this exciting news with GBS staff recently - “We are incredibly proud that, following a thorough and intense review of the Accounting and Financial Management degree course, ACCA have granted exemptions for our graduates in no less than 9 areas.  With a postgraduate qualification from ACCA on top of their degree, even more doors will be open to GBS graduates.” 

The ACCA Qualification has a worldwide reputation for excellence.  It is recognised and respected across the globe, with more than 233,000 ACCA-qualified financial professionals in 179 countries. 

In fact, employers across the globe seek out ACCA-trained professionals – because they know they have the strategic thinking, technical skills and professional values to drive their organisations forward.  ACCA work with more than 7,400 Approved Employers and 80 accountancy partnerships worldwide – and connect their members with thousands of vacancies through the ACCA Careers Job Board. 

With this exceptional trio of exemptions when taking professional qualifications from the IFA, CIMA and ACCA, the GBS degree course is without a doubt one of the very best options for anyone seeking a career in the world of finance. 

The industry-focussed GBS Accounting and Financial Management BSc programme is designed to prepare students for a career as a finance professional. Combining theoretical learning and practical know-how, students build knowledge on a wide range of accountancy and finance-related topics. These include financial reporting, managerial accounting, audit and assurance, taxation, law and corporate finance. 

The inclusion of a foundation year ensures that students are prepared for university-level study and have a solid base of knowledge of key accounting and financial management contexts and concepts prior to starting the degree course.