KINGSTON BUSINESS SCHOOL EXEMPTIONS

We are delighted that Kingston Business School is an ACT Accredited University. As a student on the BSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Financial Business Management, MSc Banking and Finance or the MSc Investment and Financial Risk Management programme you can take advantage of the exemptions you will have earned through your university studies to gain the ACT’s internationally recognised professional accreditation.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

Completing your finance degree means that you are exempt from the Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals.

Depending on the modules you have studied, you may also be exempt from certain units of the Certificate in Treasury.

Option 1: BSc Accounting and Finance graduates

Successful BSc Accounting and Finance graduates qualify for two exemptions from the Certificate in Treasury:

  • Unit 1:Context of treasury and
  • Unit 3:Corporate finance.

You would therefore only need to complete three units to gain the Certificate in Treasury qualification. Once the Certificate in Treasury has been completed you can become an Affiliate member of the ACT.

 

Option 2: MSc Finance graduates

Successful MSc Finance graduates, who have taken and passed the BA 7020 International Money & Finance module, qualify for four exemptions from the Certificate in Treasury:

  • Unit 1: Context of treasury 
  • Unit 2: Cash and liquidity
  • Unit 3: Corporate finance 
  • Unit 5: Risk analysis and management

You would therefore only need to complete one unit to gain the Certificate in Treasury qualification. Once the Certificate in Treasury has been completed you can become an Affiliate member of the ACT.

 

Option 3: MSc Accounting and Finance graduates

Successful MSc Accounting and Finance graduates, who have taken and passed the BA 7020 International Money & Finance module, qualify for three exemptions from the Certificate in Treasury:

  • Unit 1: Context of treasury 
  • Unit 2: Cash and liquidity
  • Unit 3: Corporate finance 

You would therefore only need to complete two units to gain the Certificate in Treasury qualification. Once the Certificate in Treasury has been completed you can become an Affiliate member of the ACT.

 

Option 4: MSc Financial Business Management graduates

Successful MSc Financial Business Management graduates, who have taken and passed the BA 7101 Risk Financing module, qualify for one exemption from the Certificate in Treasury:​

  • Unit 3: Corporate finance 

You would therefore only need to complete four units to gain the Certificate in Treasury qualification. Once the Certificate in Treasury has been completed you can become an Affiliate member of the ACT.

 

Option 5: MSc Banking and Finance graduates

Successful MSc Banking and Finance graduates, who have taken and passed the BA 7020 International Money & Finance module, qualify for three exemptions from the Certificate in Treasury:​

  • Unit 1: Context of treasury
  • Unit 3: Corporate finance 
  • Unit 5: Risk analysis and management

You would therefore only need to complete two units to gain the Certificate in Treasury qualification. Once the Certificate in Treasury has been completed you can become an Affiliate member of the ACT.

 

Option 6: MSc Investment and Financial Risk Management graduates

Successful MSc Investment and Financial Risk Management graduates qualify for two exemptions from the Certificate in Treasury:​

  • Unit 3: Corporate finance 
  • Unit 5: Risk analysis and management

You would therefore only need to complete three units to gain the Certificate in Treasury qualification. Once the Certificate in Treasury has been completed you can become an Affiliate member of the ACT.

BUY YOUR EXEMPTIONS
To start, buy your exemptions.

When you are ready to buy your exemptions, you will be asked to create an ACT Learning Academy account if you haven’t already got one.

Have your credit / debit card details to hand; you will be required to make online payment through WorldPay. Upon submission, you will receive an automated summary email.

You will be required to upload evidence of your prior learning in the form of a certificate and transcript with the year you qualified clearly visible.

Your booking will be processed within five working days. 

FEES

Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals Exemption fee: *

GBP 100

Certificate in Treasury Exemption fee per unit: *

GBP 155

* Fees are subject to local rate of VAT where applicable

Buy exemptions

 

NEXT STEPS - LEARNING MATERIALS AND STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

⬤ LEARNING MATERIALS

Your next step is to buy the learning materials for the unit or units that you are not exempt from.

All the units of the Certificate in Treasury are delivered online through the ACT Learning Academy study site. As they are accessible online, you can start your studies any time. 

Online learning materials include:

  • Study guides that take you through the learning step-by-step
  • Study guides that can also be downloaded, if you prefer to learn offline
  • Webinars that explain certain concepts in more detail 
  • Podcasts that allow you to learn on the go
  • Practice progress tests 
  • Practice exams

⬤ STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

When booking onto the Certificate in Treasury you will need to become a student member of the ACT. Your student membership is valid for the duration of your learning licence, or until you pass your full qualification, whichever is soonest.

Student membership gives you access to lots of great things:

  • Membership of the only chartered professional body in treasury
  • Access to the latest financial thinking through The Treasurer magazine, policy and technical support, blogs and newsletters
  • Your exemption and membership information to add to your CV, making you more marketable to employers
  • A global network to support you throughout your career journey
  • Access to thought-leaders of the profession through blogs, webinars and events
  • Tailored treasury career information through the Career Hub
  • Access to experienced mentors to help you get the best out of your financial career

Remember to take advantage of these membership benefits - they really help make your introduction into treasury a fuller experience and will ensure you make valuable contacts which can impact your career, especially if you’re just starting out! When you have successfully completed the certificate, you will be eligible to use the designatory letters CertT. These are the internationally recognised letters that go after your name that recruiters and employers look out for as they show you are a very credible candidate. You can find out more about ACT membership here.

BUY YOUR LEARNING MATERIALS AND STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
You can book your learning for any of the units of the Certificate in Treasury that you are not exempt from.

When you are ready to book, you will be asked to create an ACT Learning Academy account if you haven’t already got one.

Have your credit / debit card details to hand; you will be required to make online payment through WorldPay. Upon submission, you will receive an automated summary email.

A student membership fee is payable on booking. Your student membership is valid for the duration of your learning licence, or until you pass your full qualification, whichever is soonest.

Your booking will be processed within five working days. 

FEES

Online course fee per unit: *

GBP 385

Student membership fee: *

GBP 173

* Fees are subject to local rate of VAT where applicable

Buy qualification

NEXT STEPS - ASSESSMENT

Whilst you are studying it’s up to you to decide when you are ready to opt in and take your assessment. 

There are three assessment windows for the Certificate in Treasury each year for you to choose from. 

View assessment dates

For the Certificate in Treasury there is one exam per unit, which is online invigilated. Each exam is two hours in duration.

View assessment formats

BUY YOUR ASSESSMENT
Once you have decided on an assessment window that will work for you and you feel ready to sit the exam/s for the unit/s you need to take, you can book your online assessment session.

When you buy, you will need to log in to your ACT Learning Academy account. If you have not got one, you will be prompted to create one.

Have your credit / debit card details to hand; you will be required to make online payment through WorldPay. Upon submission, you will receive an automated summary email.

Your booking will be processed within five working days.

Make sure you familiarise yourself with all the technical assessment information in advance so that you will be ready and set up on the actual day.

Assessment fee per unit: *

GBP 155

* Fees are subject to local rate of VAT where applicable

Buy assessment

 

"The Certificate in Treasury has given me the tools to expand upon my current responsibilities and take on more strategic operations, such as capital markets. I also feel I better understand international cash management since completing CertT. ACT qualifications are instantly recognisable by anyone in the industry.” Shaen studied for the CertT through the ACT Learning Academy, the ACT’s official study centre. It offers maximum flexibility and delivers resources online through the latest learning management system. His experience of it was certainly a positive one: “It’s a great resource. The flexibility for participation, via forums, is ideal for professional workers, who are otherwise restricted in their ability to attend classes.”
Shaen Cullen, Senior Treasury Analyst, Walt Disney Company