Business degree accreditations – Bath Spa University

Depending on which course and modules you choose, our Business and Management degrees give you the chance to gain additional accreditation from professional bodies.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

CIM is the world’s leading professional marketing body with over 28,000 members worldwide, and a Royal Charter. Our undergraduate Business and Management students can gain exemption from the marketing module of the CIM Level 4 Professional Certificate in Marketing.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

CIMA, founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants. Bath Business School has secured professional body recognition of the Business and Management degree, which provides graduates with exemptions from several exams. 


We've secured professional body recognition of the Business and Management degree. This provides graduates of the following courses:

with exemptions from the following:

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

  • Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law.

CIMA Operational Level:

  • Organisational Management

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)/SAGE

Bath Business School has partnered with CIMA/SAGE, who produce the UK's market leading accounting software, to offer an excellent grounding in computerised accounting. The qualification offers benchmarked skills that aim to enhance employability and business acumen.


Students who take the core Level 4 Managing Data module to have the option of taking the online test to achieve the CIMA accredited SAGE foundation certificate.

Institute of Hospitality (IoH)

The IoH is an international hospitality professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers who work and study in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. It helps hospitality professionals in 100 countries grow their knowledge, professional profile and expertise by offering a wide range of high quality membership services.


Graduates of the following courses are eligible to apply for the Associate (AIH) grade of membership, and following an assessment may also meet requirements for the member (MIH) grade: 

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

CABS supports its members to maintain world-class standards of teaching and research, and facilitates dialogue between business and government. Bath Business School is a member of CABS, and the Provost of Bath Spa University, Professor Georgina Andrews, is the Vice-Chair of the CABS Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee.


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