Professional exemptions

We have agreements with a number of professional bodies which offer exemptions to holders of our qualifications.


ACCA

ABE qualifying unit(s) Exemptions awarded
Compulsory: Financial Accounting (Level 6) F3 Financial Accounting
Optional: Managerial Accounting (Level 5) F2 Management Accounting
Optional: Corporate Finance (Level 6)

plus

Optional: International Business Finance and Planning (Level 6)
F9 Financial Management

AIA

ABE students who graduate between 01/01/2012 - 31/12/2015 and who are holders of the qualifications listed below shall be granted the following unit exemptions:

AIA Professional Examinations (for overseas)

ABE qualifying unit(s) Exemptions awarded
Introduction to Accounting (Level 4)

plus

Financial Accounting (Level 5)

Economics for Business (Level 5)

Managerial Accounting (Level 5)
Module A: Paper 1 - Financial Accounting 1

Module A: Paper 2 - Business Economics

Module A: Paper 3 - Management Accounting 1
Principles of Business Law (Level 5)

Quantitative Methods for Business Management (Level 5)

plus

Information Systems Applications for Business (Level 5) - withdrawn
Module B: Paper 4 - Law

Module B: Paper 6 - Information Processing
Quantitative Methods for Business Management (Level 5)

plus

Information Systems Development (Level 5) - withdrawn
Module C: Paper 9 - Management Information
Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication (Level 5)

plus

Human Resource management (Level 5)

plus

Managing in Organisations (Level 6)

plus

Corporate Strategy and Planning (Level 6)

Financial Accounting (Level 6)
Module D: Paper 10 - Business Management

Module D: Paper 11 - Financial Accounting 2

 

AIA Level 5 Certificate in Accountancy

ABE qualifying unit(s) Exemptions awarded
Financial Accounting (Level 5) Level 5 Applying Financial Accounting Theory to Practical Situations (Unit 1)
Economics for Business (Level 5) Level 5 Economics for Business (Unit 2)
Managerial Accounting (Level 5) Level 5 Management Accounting (Unit 3)
Principles of Business Law (Level 5) Level 5 Principles of Law for Accountants (Unit 4)
Quantitative Methods for Business Management (Level 5)

Information Systems Applications for Business (Level 5) - withdrawn
Level 4 Principles of Statistical Sources and Data Collection (Unit 7)

Level 4 Business Information Processing (Unit 8)

Please note that no credit can be awarded for Level 5 Theory and Application of the Principles of Audit (Unit 5) or Application of the Underlying Principles of Personal and Business Tax (Unit 6) as there is no match with the AIA learning outcomes.

Please note that AIA Units 7 and 8 must be covered for the credit to be awarded.

AIA Level 6 Diploma in Accountancy

ABE qualifying unit(s) Exemptions awarded
Quantitative Methods for Business Management (Level 5)

Information Systems Development (Level 5) - withdrawn
Level 5 Analytical Skills for Business (Unit 11)

Level 5 Designing a Management Information System (Unit 12)
Managing in Organisations (Level 6) plus

Corporate Strategy and Planning (Level 6) plus

Strategic Human Resource Management (Level 6)
Level 6 Business Management Principles for Accountants (Unit 13)
Financial Accounting (Level 6) Financial Accounting for International Accountants (Unit 14)

Please note that no credit can be given for:

  • Level 6 Managing Internal and External Audit Procedures (Unit 9)
  • Level 6 The Application of Company Law in Financial Settings (Unit 10)
  • Level 6 The Use of Cost Control and Cost Managment in Operational and Strategic Decision Making (Unit 15)

as there is no match with the AIA learning outcomes or the level of ABE units are lower.

Please note AIA units 11 & 12 must be covered for the credit to be awarded.

 

AIA Level 7 Diploma in Professional Accountancy

Please note that no credits can be given from units within this qualification as there is no match with the AIA learning outcomes or the level of ABE units are lower.


British Computer Society

ABE qualifying unit(s) Exemptions awarded
QCF Level 5 Diploma in Business Management (MIS pathway) - withdrawn BCS Certificate modules
QCF Level 5 Diploma and Level 6 Diploma or Level 6 Extended Diploma in Business Management (MIS pathway) - withdrawn BCS Certificate modules and Diploma excluding core module

Chartered Insurance Institute

ABE qualifying unit(s) Exemptions awarded
QCF Level 4 Diploma in Business Management CII - The Business Environment
QCF Level 5 Diploma in Business Management CII - The Business Environment

CII - Principles and Practice of Management in Insurance and other Financial Services

CII - Marketing
QCF Level 6 /Extended Diploma in Business Management CII - as above

CIMA

ABE students who graduate from the QCF Business Management Programme between December 2011 and December 2015 with a Level 5 Higher or Level 6 Graduate/Graduate Integrated Diploma will obtain the following exemptions provided they have passed the specified units:

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (2011 syllabus)

ABE qualifying unit(s) Exemptions awarded
Optional: Managerial Accounting CO1 - Fundamentals of Management Accounting
Compulsory: Financial Accounting CO2 - Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Compulsory:Quantitative Methods for Business Management CO3 - Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
Optional:Economics for Business CO4 - Fundamentals of Business Economics
Compulsory:Corporate Strategy and Planning

and

Optional:Principles of Business Law
CO5 - Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

 

CIMA Chartered Management Accounting Qualification (2010 syllabus)

ABE Qualifying unit(s) Exemptions awarded
Compulsory:

Human Resource Management

Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication

Organisational Behaviour

The Business Environment



Optional:

Managing the Customer Relationship
E1 Enterprise Operations

NB. Students cannot claim an exemption for a CIMA paper already attempted and failed.


Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality

Current students of ABE's qualifications in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management will receive exemptions from CTH's portfolio of qualifications, enabling these students to gain a well-recognised award by CTH.

CTH graduates will be able to gain exemptions from ABE's business, marketing and HR management qualifications, meaning that CTH graduates will be able to gain a well-recognised business qualification with ABE.

The following CTH and ABE units entitle you to an exemption from the equivalent unit from the other’s qualification:

CTH unit ABE unit
Tourism Industry (Level 4 Introduction to Travel, Tourism and Hospitality (Level 4)
Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism(Level 4) Introduction to Marketing (Level 4)
Finance for Hospitality and Tourism(Level 4) Introduction to Accounting (Level 4)
Building Customer Relationships (Level 4) Managing the Customer Relationship (Level 5)
Human Resource Management (Level 5) Human Resource Management (Level 5)
The Financial Aspects of a Hospitality and Tourism Business (Level 5) Management Accounting (Level 6)*
Managerial Accounting (Level 5) Management Accounting (Level 6)*
Sustainable Tourism Management(Level 5) Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development (Level 6)
Emerging Issues in the Tourism Industry (Level 6) International Travel, Tourism and Hospitality (Level 6)
Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism (Level 6) Corporate Strategy and Planning (Level 6)*
Business Strategy for Hospitality and Tourism (Level 6)

and

Strategic Management in Hospitality and Tourism (Level 5)
Corporate Strategy and Planning (Level 6)*
Understanding Global Hospitality and Tourism Industries (Level 4)** International Travel, Tourism and Hospitality (Level 6)**

* Some ABE units match more than one CTH unit but only one exemption can be claimed.

** CTH accepts ABE (but not vice versa).


IMIS

ABE qualifying unit(s) Exemptions awarded
QCF Level 4 Diploma in Business Management (MIS Pathway) - withdrawn Exempted from IMIS Foundation Diploma
QCF Level 4 Diploma and Level 5 Diploma in Business Management (MIS pathway) - withdawn IMIS Diploma & Higher Diploma modules exempted:

D22 Business Fundamentals

D23 Communications and Business Technology

D25 Business Information Systems

D26 Information Systems Building

H33 Contemporary IS Development

H34 Database Development
QCF Level 5 Diploma and Level 6 / Extended Diploma in Business Management (MIS pathway) - withdawn IMIS Diploma & Higher Diploma modules exempted:

D22 Business Fundamentals

D23 Communications and Business Technology

D25 Business Information Systems

D26 Information Systems Building

H33 Contemporary IS Development

H34 Database Development

Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Pakistan (ICPAP)

Students who have passed certain ABE units are entitled to exemptions from corresponding modules in ICPAP qualifications as follows.

ABE unit ICPAP modules
Level 4 Introduction to Business Communication Business English and Communication
Level 6 Economics for Business Economic Analysis and Business Environment
Level 4 Introduction to Quantitative Methods Quantitative Methods and Techniques
Level 4 Introduction to Accounting OR

Level 4 Accounting for Financial Managers

AND Level 5 Managerial Accounting
Financial Accounting AND

Cost and Management Accounting
Level 6 Corporate Finance Financial Management
Level 5 Systems Management and Internal Financial Controls Audit and Assurance
Level 6 Corporate Strategy and Planning Business Analysis and Decision Making
Level 6 Financial Accounting Financial and Corporate Reporting
Level 5 People Planning and Resourcing Human Resource Accounting and Auditing
Level 5 Human Resource Management Human Resource Management
Level 5 Human Resource Development Human Resource Planning and Development