Global Business Services Qualifications

Grow your capabilities with ACCA

We have an exciting suite of qualifications, which are the first dedicated to finance and accounting staff working in global business services, shared services and outsourcing.

We have long supported these sectors through extensive research and insight programmes. Building on this knowledge, our global business services (GBS) qualifications have been specifically tailored for the GBS sector.

Our qualifications have been developed in consultation with over 50 major employers. They are designed to help your employees develop their technical skills, industry knowledge, business acumen and analytical capabilities.

The qualifications

Certificate (CertGBS)

The certificate is a standalone, online course and assessment providing the fundamental knowledge and skills required to perform successfully in a GBS organisation - ideal for new starters of junior roles.

Diploma (DipGBS)

The diploma combines content from CertGBS with relevant financial and accounting management knowledge and assessments from the ACCA Qualification. This diploma boosts employees' financial expertise so that they can succeed in more challenging roles.

Advanced Diploma (AdvDipGBS)

Building on the knowledge and skills of DipGBS, the advanced diploma places a greater focus on advanced financial management, management accounting and performance management, improving employees' high-end professional skills. 

Upon completion of these qualifications, students can advance seamlessly to the ACCA Qualification.

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