The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants.

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) is the most influential body of professional accountants, combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

It represents 650,000 members and students in public and management accounting and advocates for the public interest and business sustainability on current and emerging issues.


In collaboration with Manchester Met University, Ultimate Access offers the very popular MSc in Strategic Business Management and the MSc Accounting & Finance. Both are conveniently delivered online.

The Pearson BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

This Diploma will build on the management skills and knowledge you already have.

It will give you a greater understanding of the various roles and responsibilities involved in strategic management and through focusing on specific areas of management, we will tailor your qualification to suit your professional needs.

You will also have the opportunity to top up to an MBA.


On 30 November 1904, eight accountants founded the London Association of Accountants, the forerunner of ACCA.

The first accountancy body to admit women to its membership in 1909.

ACCA has now more than 198,000 fully qualified members and 486,000 students worldwide.