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Recognition and accreditation of prior learning for the Global MBA

If you already hold qualifications with similar learning outcomes to Global MBA modules, you can apply for your prior learning to be recognised and accredited. If this is successful, you will not need to study those modules to complete your award.

How it works / How to apply.

Eligibility

In the first instance, you must be eligible for one of the two entry routes for the Global MBA. You must also have passed degree/professional level examinations in subjects that compare in level, content and standard to the module(s) for which you are seeking recognition of prior learning.

  • For the MBA, we will consider recognition and accreditation for up to 120 credits (though not the Strategic Project).
  • For the Postgraduate Diploma, the limit is 60 credits.
  • For the Postgraduate Certificate, the limit is 30 credits.

Automatic recognition of prior learning

There are certain qualifications for which we recognise prior learning automatically.

If you satisfy the conditions, complete the relevant section of the online application form, and supply the necessary evidence, we will accredit your prior learning as detailed below. No fees are charged for this service.

You must have passed the relevant listed qualification(s) in full within the five years preceding your request for accreditation. If your qualification was obtained more than five years ago, you may be considered for discretionary APL (see below). Please contact the Admissions Office for clarification.

Awarding body

Qualification

Recognition for:

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

ACCA Strategic Professional papers:

Strategic Business Leader

Strategic Business Reporting

Advanced Financial Management

Accounting and Finance (core module 15 credits)

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

ACCA Strategic Professional papers:

Strategic Business Leader

Strategic Business Reporting

Plus two from the below:

Advanced Financial Management

Advanced Performance Management

Advanced Taxation

Advanced Audit and Assurance

Accounting and Finance (core module 15 credits)

and

All four Accountancy optional modules (60 credits)

Canadian Institute of Management, (CIM) Chartered Managers Canada

CIM modules:
Financial Management & Strategic Analysis

Strategic Management
(core module 15 credits)
Canadian Institute of Management, (CIM) Chartered Managers Canada

CIM modules:
Introduction to Management &
Managerial Communications

Successful Leadership (core module 15 credits)

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

CIMA Papers:
P1 Management Accounting

P2 Advanced Management Accounting

P3 Risk Management

Accounting for Managers (optional module 15 credits)

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

CIMA Professional Qualification

Accounting and Finance (core module 15 credits)

and

All four Accountancy optional modules (60 credits)

The Chartered Institute of Marketing

Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing

Marketing for Managers (core module 15 credits)

and

Entrepreneurial Marketing (optional module 15 credits)

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Level 7 in Strategic Management and Leadership

Strategic Management (core module 15 credits)

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Level 7 Advanced Diploma

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (core module 15 credits)

Association of Business Executives

ABE Level 7 Diploma in Business Management

Strategic Management (core module 15 credits)

CFA Institute (Chartered Financial Analyst)

CFA Charterholder

Accounting and Finance (core module 15 credits)

and

All four Finance optional modules (60 credits)

CFA Institute (Chartered Financial Analyst)

CFA Program level I

Any two Finance optional Modules (30 credits)

and

Accounting for Managers (optional module 15 credits)

CFA Institute (Chartered Financial Analyst)

CFA Program level II

Any three Finance optional modules (45 credits)

and

Accounting for Managers (optional module 15 credits)

Chartered Institute of Securities Investment (CISI)

Diploma in Capital Markets

or

Diploma in Corporate Finance

International Corporate Finance for Managers (optional module 15 credits),

Portfolio Management (optional module 15 credits)

plus either

Risk Management and Decision Making (optional module 15 credits)

or

International Financial Markets and Institutions (optional module 15 credits)

Chartered Institute of Securities Investment (CISI)

Chartered Wealth Manager Qualification (Diploma in Wealth Management)

Risk Management and Decision Making (optional module 15 credits),

Portfolio Management (optional module 15 credits)

plus either

International Corporate Finance for Managers (optional module 15 credits)

or

International Financial Markets and Institutions (optional module 15 credits)

Chartered Institute of Securities Investment (CISI)

Diploma in Investment Compliance

Risk Management and Decision Making (optional module 15 credits)

and

One other Finance optional module (15 credits)

HKU School of Professional and Continuing EducationPostgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Marketing for Managers (core module 15 credits)

Strategic Management (core option 15 credits)

Innovation and Change (optional module 15 credits)

and

Entrepreneurial Marketing (optional module 15 credits)

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wale (ICAEW)

ICAEW Chartered Accountant

Accounting and Finance (core module 15 credits)

and

All four Accountancy optional modules (60 credits)

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS)

ICAS Chartered Accountant

Accounting and Finance (core module 15 credits)

Accounting for Managers (optional module 15 credits)

and

Financial Reporting and Analysis (optional module 15 credits)

PearsonPearson BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Accounting and Finance (core module 15 credits)

Marketing for Managers (core module 15 credits)

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (core module 15 credits)

and

Successful Leadership (core module 15 credits)

University of LondonMSc Professional Accountancy (Pathway 1)Accounting and Finance (core module 15 credits)
University of LondonMSc Professional Accountancy (Pathway 2)

Accounting and Finance (core module 15 credits)

and

All four Accountancy optional modules (60 credits)

Discretionary recognition of prior learning

If you hold other qualifications that, in your view, reflect similar learning outcomes to any modules of the Global MBA, you can apply for this to be recognised and accredited as prior learning.

In each case, we assess how your qualification compares with the MBA module(s) which you believe your prior learning covered. You pay a non-refundable fee for this service.

We cannot advise on discretionary cases until we have received a completed request form, your application fee, and any documentary evidence we have requested.