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Birmingham Business School, at the University of Birmingham, has been named as an ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY for the professional qualifications awarded by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

All students graduating from the MSc Financial Management programme will, in addition to their degree qualification, be able to gain the ACT’s professional qualifications – the Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals and Certificate in Treasury - if they meet the required criteria either through exemption or further study. ACT qualifications are recognised as the global standard for treasury and are an indicator that those holding them are qualified to work in treasury roles in both local and multinational organisations. 

Birmingham Business School is the first and only ACT ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY under their new qualifications programme at this time. 

Speaking about the collaboration with the ACT, Professor Simon Collinson, Dean of Birmingham Business School said, “We are delighted to be working with the ACT as an accredited University partner, particularly as we are the first and only University to collaborate with them on the offering of a dual qualification programme for their new Certificates. ACT is the world’s leading chartered professional body for corporate treasurers. There are many types of master’s degree programmes in the area of finance and this partnership now differentiates our programme whilst giving our students’ qualification additional value when they graduate.  Having the ability to get a head start on the professional qualifications ladder through dual qualification or recognised exemptions is significant; it means our MSc Financial Management graduates have a competitive edge and enhanced employability post-graduation.”

Colin Tyler, ACT Chief Executive said “We are delighted to be working with Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham to support the development of international future finance talent and to help get graduates off to the best possible start in their careers with a recognised professional qualification.”              

Visit our website for further information about the dual qualification and partnership with ACT.

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