Accounting BSc

Top Up Course (incorporating CIMA Advanced Diploma)

1. Overview

Top-up option for students at Wisdom Business Academy in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Robert Gordon University has entered into a collaboration agreement with Wisdom Business Academy to enable the delivery of this unique Top-up, providing WBA students with the benefit of academic experience and expertise of both Wisdom and RGU staff.

Currently this Top-up option is exclusive to students of Wisdom Business Academy in Sri Lanka, where it can be studied on campus, in the country.

At RGU students who already have the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting can gain a BSc degree through the Top-up option. The online BSc Accounting with CIMA Advanced Diploma offers the unique opportunity to gain a degree alongside part of the professional CIMA qualification. The course includes the Top-up option for those students already holding the professional qualification and is normally studied by online distance learning.

2. What you will study

You will complete seven modules for the BSc Accounting (with CIMA Advanced Diploma) top up option.  However, the level of input into these varies and as such they are best considered in three groups:

Concept modules

These modules are 'Assessment Led' modules and there is no new theory to learn. However, you are given set coursework (one or two pieces per module to be submitted online) on material which you have already studied for the CIMA Advanced Diploma.  This material would typically be an essay or a report.

To achieve the Practical Management Accounting module, you just need to show us that you have 6 months of work experience in a field relevant to Management Accounting.

Taught modules

The above modules are of a traditional style and you will be taught the academic content for these modules.  The modules are all assessed by coursework submitted to the University and by looking at the individual module descriptors you will be able to consider the relevant content.

Exit Award: BSc Accounting (with CIMA Advanced Diploma)

3. How you will learn

The collaboration that RGU has established together with Wisdom Business Academy means that students at WBA will learn in a classroom environment.

All of the teaching material is housed on the Robert Gordon University’s virtual learning system Campus Moodle ensuring students have easy access to learning needs as well as different communication tools.  Timetables for classroom sessions will be set by Wisdom Business School and all coursework will be submitted to the university through our online Moodle system.

The Top-up option for the degree course enables students to gain the additional skills of research, reflection and critical analysis – and the use of the resources available on the University online library will benefit students in this manner.

4. Entry Requirements

Applicants to the RGU Wisdom top up collaboration for the BSc should have the following qualifications:

  • CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting
  • English Language entry level as determined by RGU

Further information regarding these entry requirements can be gained from your course leader - see Wisdom Business Academy.

5. Student Funding

Fee information for this course can be found under the relevant area on Wisdom Business Academy.

6. How to apply

Application information for this course can be found by going to the Wisdom Business Academy.

7. Prospects

The CIMA Advanced Diploma is part of a highly regarded professional qualification enabling students to gain essential accounting and finance skills.

Consistent feedback from employers tells us that today's graduates need to have a combination of skills - ranging from numerical and legal through to critical analysis and reflection. Combining the professional qualification with an academic qualification such as a BSc degree enables students to enter the accounting and finance section with advanced skills and also a competitive advantage.

The profession is a highly regarded one, both in the UK and overseas - and both awards are very well known within the Industry. Opportunities for future careers exist within local, national and international companies in the areas of management accounting and financial accounting and also in commercial roles requiring financial analysis skills. The University supports career development and offers online and offline advice, services and resources through the Careers Advisory Service.

In addition to a professional career, there are academic opportunities for graduates of the BSc Accounting (with CIMA Advanced Diploma) degree to study for further academic qualifications. This includes the MSc Strategic Accounting (with CIMA). This course also includes a top-up option for students who hold the remaining examinable elements of the CIMA qualification and graduates from the BSc Accounting (with CIMA Advanced Diploma) degree course will be eligible to entry for this course.

The CIMA Syllabus diagram demonstrates where the CIMA Advanced Diploma award and the remaining examinable content sits along the path to full membership of CIMA.

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Course Length

1 year

Mode of Attendance

On campus at Wisdom Business Academy

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