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At Open Days and Applicant Days I am often asked about what to look for in an Accounting and Finance course and how to decide between Accounting courses at different universities. My answer to this is always the same, one of the main points to consider is the professional accreditation of the course.

A highly accredited course, with many exemptions, means that if you decide to become an accountant you will have to sit fewer professional exams. This means you will become a qualified accountant much quicker. If you are undecided about being an accountant once graduated that’s fine too. A highly accredited course will give you an excellent start to finding a job in business or finance.

The Accounting and Finance course here at the University of Chester has the maximum exemptions available for a university from the main accounting bodies which are CIMA, ACCA and ICAEW. In addition our course also offers accreditation with CIPFA, AAT and IFA. This is a sign of the quality of the course as the professional bodies need to examine our syllabus, assessment and delivery before they award any accreditation.

We work so hard here at Chester Business School to ensure that we maintain maximum accreditation. As qualified accountants ourselves we understand how important it is for students to graduate from a course that gives them a head start in their career.

If you have any questions about accreditation, what this means for you or any specific question about the Accounting and Finance course here at Chester then please get in touch. My email address is and telephone number is 01244 511418.


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