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Certificate in Management Accounting

Improve your employability and earning potential globally with a recognized professional accountancy certificate


The School of Business Administration at AUD has a signed agreement with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), which offers AUD students the opportunity to gain CIMA’s global professional certification with a globally accredited award and title, while studying towards their graduation degree.
CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants, and offers a global qualification to support the development of future business and finance leaders.
CIMA offers AUD students an opportunity to becoming dual qualified, having an academic degree and a globally accredited certification with an award and title, making them stand out in the job market with their proficient business and management skills.
Additionally, AUD students are able to fast track through the model set and benefit with an accelerated route made available for them.
The globally recognized CIMA qualification allows graduates to become part of a global network, improving their employability and earning potential across the world.


AUD is granted eleven exemptions by CIMA, based on the School of Business Administration’s comprehensive syllabi, for their global certifications, a significant added value for students.
AUD students in all Bachelors of Business Administration (B.B.A.) programs are offered exemptions in attaining CIMA certification after graduation, based on the number of related courses they have completed in their majors thanks to the current programs strength and incorporation of CIMA required studies.
B.B.A. students majoring in Accounting will be only one paper away from CIMA’s global certification of Diploma in Management Accounting and CIMA’s global certification of Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting due to the granted 11 course exemptions.
Students majoring in Finance will be only one paper away from CIMA’s global certification of Diploma in Management Accounting given that finance students receive eight exemptions in total.

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AUD’s School of Business Administration provides its students with the following facilities:

  • 11 regular classrooms, three computer labs, four theater style classrooms, student lounge, conference room and stock trading room;
  • Regular classrooms vary in size and can accommodate anything from 20 to 44 students;
  • The AUD/IBM Center of Excellence for Smarter Logistics (CESL) can be set as a board room with 18 seats, a venue for concurrent break-out sessions in separate groups of three teams (six members in each),  a class-room conducive for group discussions or formal lectures, and includes a 87-inch smart screen, connected to local and external cloud systems;
  • Stock trading room has a seating capacity of 35 and large screens with trading terminals for students to simulate stock trading;

All classrooms and computer labs are equipped with Instructor PC (HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF) connected to a ceiling-mounted projector and audio speakers.


All applying students must have:

  • A high school/secondary school certificate or equivalent from an institution accredited by the Ministry of Education in the U.A.E. or by the relevant national or regional institutional accrediting body;
  • International TOEFL®or Academic IELTSTM or the equivalent score on another internationally-recognized English exam. PBT is accepted from specific centers in the UAE.
  • The University administers the ACCUPLACERTMExam (Math) to place students at the appropriate mathematics level. Students may substitute the SAT for this, depending on the score.

 Students should consult with the Admissions Office for further details at


At AUD our ultimate goals is to produce well-rounded, employable graduates, equipped with knowledge and experience of the workplace as well as a university degree.

We offer exciting opportunities for undergraduates and graduates looking to gain experience in a variety of different fields such as IT, design, research and business. If you have a desire to learn AND earn in a unique environment. You might be just what we’re looking for.

Contact us to find out more about how you can become part of the AUD workforce.