ACCA + Global MBA

Take your career further by adding the advanced business skills of a Global MBA to your ACCA qualification.

ACCA accreditation means joining one of the world’s largest accounting bodies, while a Global MBA sets you apart as a business leader. Combining the two, provides a unique ability to manage accounts, people and organisations across the world. Please note the postgraduate degrees are delivered online. You can choose to study your ACCA online or on-campus. All on-campus ACCA students have access to free online study resources.

Combine your ACCA with a Global MBA in as few as 2 extra modules and a dissertation*

ACCA + Global MBA

Key Facts

  • Exams: March / June / September / December
  • Study Mode: ACCA: On-campus or Online; Global MBA: Online
  • Duration: ACCA from 1 year to 4 years

Online Global MBA (Financial Management)

You have the opportunity to combine your ACCA with an MBA specialised in Financial Management, delivered 100% online through LSBF’s online platform.

This specialisation gives you an understanding of the most important concepts in global management, strategy, finance and marketing. You will gain the expertise you need to steer the financial future of companies.

ACCA + Global MBA

Global MBA Programme Structure

Stage I

  • Marketing and Business Environment
  • Accounting and Managerial Finance
  • Systems and Operations Management
  • Strategic Management and Leadership

Stage II

  • Advanced Corporate Reporting
  • Performance Management and Control

Stage III

  • Integrative Research and Consultancy Project

Upon completing the ACCA qualification, exemptions to some stages of the Global MBA are applicable. These vary depending on the ACCA options papers selected by the student.

Core Modules

Marketing and Business Environment

Upon completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate and analyse the principles of marketing.
  • Summarise and critically assess the key factors affecting business performance in international markets.
  • Critically analyse and appraise the impact of emerging issues on international marketing activities.
  • Analyse and combine elements of the marketing mix, and the role each element plays in achieving marketing objectives.
  • Evaluate the response of an organisation to global external forces.

Learn more about the course assessment strategy.

Accounting and Managerial Finance

Upon completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Summarise key principles, trends, and tools in accounting and corporate finance.
  • Demonstrate effective approaches to the analysis of corporate finance structure and corporate financial statements using the appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Assess the practical application of models and theories in corporate finance
  • decision making.
  • Critically evaluate the economic benefits of various types of financing.
  • Use internal and external financial information to appraise business performance.

Learn more about the course assessment strategy.

Systems and Operations Management

Upon completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Critically appraise how operations and information systems contribute to an organisation’s competitiveness and strategic direction.
  • Evaluate the ‘competitive advantage vs. necessary cost’ debate.
  • Combine and evaluate complex IT related issues.
  • Establish and implement effective operational decisions, with particular reference to change management.
  • Describe and critically assess organisations from systems, information, and business process perspectives.

Learn more about the course assessment strategy.

Strategic Management and Leadership

Upon completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the most relevant strategic management tools, techniques, and concepts.
  • Analyse strategic planning processes.
  • Understand the decision-making process within complex organisations and environments.
  • Apply and appraise the strategic approaches within various types of organisations.
  • Assess current leadership innovations and developments and offer alternative strategic responses.

Learn more about the course assessment strategy.

The following exemptions are available for this programme:

MBA module

Exempted due to ACCA paper

Marketing and Business Environment [core]


Accounting and Managerial Finance [core]

F9  Financial Management

Systems and Operations Management [core]


Strategic Management and Leadership [core]

P3 Business Analysis

Performance Management and Control [elective]

P5 Advanced Performance Management

Advanced Corporate Reporting [elective]

P2 Corporate Reporting


ACCA exams left to complete
Online Fees*
3 or less
4 or less
5 or less

The Global MBA/Master’s in Finance and Investments is fully funded* when combined with ACCA. If you want to study one of these Master’s courses without ACCA, the standard fee for the Global MBA is £9,000 and £8,000 for the Master’s in Finance and Investments.

Start studying now with the possibility of having a 12 months interest free instalment plan.

ACCA + Global MBA

Key features and benefits

  • Gain two globally recognised qualifications.
  • Combine accounting and advanced business skills.
  • Learn from highly experienced tutors.
  • Access HD recorded studio lectures online 24/7 via InterActive.

We give you the tutors, study resources and support you need to gain ACCA and postgraduate success.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Please note there are separate entry requirements for ACCA. Students should have two A Levels and three GCSEs or equivalent in five subjects, including English and Mathematics. If students don’t have the above, they may be accepted through the Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) route. Please contact ACCA directly on this.

Foundations in Accountancy route (FIA)

  • Must be 18 or over
  • Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Accounting and Business via Foundations in Accountancy can transfer to the ACCA Qualification and commence their studies from F4 onwards
  • Gain exemptions from ACCA exams BT, MA and FA (F1-F3)

Graduate entry route

  • Relevant degree holders from ACCA-accredited institutions may be exempt* from up to nine exams within the Applied Knowledge & Applied Skills levels and register directly at the Professional level
  • Holders of recognised business and/or accounting degrees may also qualify for exemptions*

*We advise you to check your starting point with ACCA before you enrol on the course.

*Please see full Terms and Conditions for more information.

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