Overview of the BSc in Accounting

The BSc in Accounting offered by Robert Gordon University provides CIMA students with the opportunity to leverage their professional qualification to obtain an academic degree. With exemptions for the first two years of the degree, this unique top-up option allows CIMA students to join the final year of BSc Accounting programme exclusively through Wisdom Business Academy, with the support and guidance of both Wisdom and RGU staff.

This full-time internal degree is delivered by the qualified and experienced Wisdom lecture panel approved by the university. Class times are scheduled on weekday evenings to enable the students to maintain balance between work, study and life. Wisdom’s myriad credentials and strengths have resulted in producing students who are successful on both academic and professional front, having completed both the CIMA qualification and BSc of Accounting from the Robert Gordon University under the same roof.

About Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University is a dynamic and modern university, acclaimed for the high academic standard of its qualifications, from undergraduate to PHD level.

Located in Aberdeen, Scotland in the United Kingdom, in one of the most idyllic locations in the country, the university has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), placing it amongst the top 20% of the UK’s best universities for its quality of undergraduate teaching and learning. The university is a member of the International Association of Universities and is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) Sri Lanka. In recent times, it has also been ranked among the UK’s top universities for graduate employment.

Recent accolades include:

  • Ranked 22nd in the UK for Accounting and Finance – The Complete University Guide 2019
  • Ranked 5th in the UK for universities that do most to boost graduate salaries – The Economist 2017.
  • Top university for graduate employment –  Higher Education Statistics Agency 2017


For more information on Robert Gordon University, visit http://www.rgu.ac.uk.

CIMA continues to work in close collaboration with the university to develop courses that make it easy for students to pursue academic qualifications for the duration their CIMA studies call for.

Concept modules

The aforementioned modules are ‘Assessment Led’ and are based on theories that all CIMA students are familiar with. Each assignment would typically be an essay or a report of 4000 to 5000 words.

Students require 6 months of work experience in a field relevant to Management Accounting to obtain the Practical Management Accounting module. The assignment involves writing a reflective essay while a CV and proof of work experience will be required to accompany it.

Taught modules

The above modules are more traditional in nature, focusing on academic content for each module. Both modules will be assessed via assignments.

Find out more about this degree directly from RGU.

Direct entry with CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management (Management Level)

Entry offered to students who have completed the following:

  • 1 OTQ exam at CIMA Operational Level

*The degree will be awarded upon completion of the CIMA Advanced Diploma and all final year degree modules.


Registration Fee: Rs 50,000/-

Course Fee:

Option 1: Rs 350,000/-

Option 2: Rs 125,000/- + Rs 25,500/- X 10 instalments

Student loan schemes encompassing monthly payments as low as Rs 7530/- per month are offered with HNB, LOLC Al-Falaah

Graduates who complete the programme are armed with both a reputed academic qualification and professional qualification and the skills and knowledge necessary to be a worthy contender in the ever-evolving business landscape. Wisdom Business Academy has joined hands with industry leaders to provide internship opportunities for BSc Accounting and CIMA students, helping them gain invaluable work experience. To fulfill the work experience requirement for the module Practical Management Accounting, students can apply for an internship through Wisdom Business Academy on registration for the BSc Accounting degree. This is convenient as they can ensure balance in their personal life and career, alongside their studies.

The duration of the top-up programme is one year.

The academic year consists of two semesters; September – January and January – June

Students are allowed to be registered for the programme for a maximum duration of 2 years