Marketing Dual Programmes*
Dual Programmes bring together the best in internationally recognised business degrees and professional qualifications. A unique concept devised by London School of Business & Finance, the Dual Programme initiative allows students to follow a postgraduate programme alongside a highly valued professional qualification, developing a powerful skill set and raising their profile with potential employers.
Working closely with our network of corporate and educational partners, we combine the expertise of leading industry experts with our own experience as a leader in business education. As a result, we develop modern, industry-focussed degree programmes that reflect the needs of modern business. Marketing is a constantly evolving arena, and it's essential to stay ahead of the crowd both for existing marketers and for those moving into the field.
Combining your marketing degree with a recognised professional standard like the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) qualification gives you a competitive edge, with a unique record of both academic excellence and tangible workplace skills that will be directly relevant to your career progress.
You can combine your marketing degree with a range of other professional qualifications including ACCA, CIMA and CFA® giving you the opportunity to add a second discipline to your marketing degree. While your marketing degree will give you an up-to-date grasp of modern marketing principles, technologies and techniques, a professional qualification will develop your practical skills, helping you to progress your career to the next level more quickly.
Which Dual Programmes* does LSBF offer?
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) professional qualification is perfectly matched to your marketing degree. As a Dual Programme, you'll graduate with an internationally recognised marketing degree as well as an industry standard qualification from the world's largest professional marketing association. CIM maintains professional standards, improving the skills of marketing practitioners and enabling them to deliver exceptional results for their organisations.
As the global body for professional accounts accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) adds a second, valuable discipline to your Master's degree giving you a broader skill set and raising your profile with a wider range of employers.
LSBF holds Gold status as a provider of the ACCA qualification and combined with your marketing degree it offers a strong combination of business theory and practical financial skills.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) prides itself on the commercial relevance of its syllabus, which is continually enhanced to reflect the latest business developments. Based on three core pillars of Management Accounting, Business Management and Financial Accounting, the programme adds exceptional business and finance skills to your marketing degree, giving you a well-rounded skill set and a clear advantage in a competitive field.
Regarded as the benchmark of quality in the global investment community, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) qualification is a globally respected qualification that adds value to your marketing degree.
Described by the Economist as 'the gold standard' and by the Financial Times as a 'passport to a career in international finance' CFA® adds an essential professional qualification to your marketing degree. As a Dual programme, graduates will develop both a deep understanding of marketing and a firm grasp of essential financial concepts, allowing them to progress to senior strategic level positions.
*Subject to validation.
**To complete the MBA/MSc course students must pass 14 ACCA (15 CIMA papers, ie.: CO1-T4) papers (i.e.: F1–P5). Students may be admitted onto the MBA/MSc course prior to passing their final three ACCA/CIMA papers. SUBSEQUENT TO COMMENCING THE MBA/MSc COURSE, SHOULD A STUDENT DISCOVER THAT S/HE HAS FAILED ANY ACCA/CIMA PAPERS, S/HE WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO A REFUND OF ANY AMOUNT PAID. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, FAILURE OF ANY ACCA/CIMA PAPERS WILL NOT ENTITLE THE STUDENT TO A REFUND OF ANY AMOUNT. The awarding body for the MBA/MSc course will be one of LSBF's partner universities (subject to validation); however, awarding bodies are subject to change from time to time. The School's obligations shall be discharged by providing tuition leading to a recognised MBA/MSc award by a recognised awarding body. The School reserves the right to change the awarding body, and will notify the student as soon as reasonably practicable. In light of this, the student agrees that they shall have no claim based on changes to the awarding bodies. The MBA/MSc is subject to validation and meeting academic criteria to be undertaken online only. International students cannot study while in the UK.