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ACCA – Business and Technology

The Business and Technology (BT) syllabus introduces you to the business environment.

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ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4)
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The Business and Technology (BT) syllabus introduces you to the business environment. The syllabus begins with examining the purpose and types of business which exist, the key stakeholders and the rights and responsibilities that businesses have in connection with them, exploring the external influences that affect the business in its environment, including economic, legal, social and technological factors.

The syllabus then examines the structure and functions of business, focusing on corporate governance and the specific accounting related roles in this process, particularly in financial reporting, assurance, control and compliance.

Additionally, the syllabus introduces key leadership, management and people issues such as effective individual and team behaviour, motivation and personal effectiveness. The final section of the syllabus examines how behaviour at all levels within business should be underpinned by accepted professional ethics and professional values.


ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4)

Regulated by Ofqual

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Syllabus structure

    • The business organisation, its stakeholders and the external environment

    • Business organisational structure, functions and governance

    • Accounting and reporting systems, compliance, control, technology and security

    • Leading and managing individuals and teams

    • Personal effectiveness and communication

Main Capabilities

On successful completion of this subject, you should be able to:

    • Understand the purpose and types of businesses and how they interact with key stakeholders and the external environment.

    • Understand business organisation structure, functions and the role of corporate governance.

    • Recognise the functions, systems and new technologies in accountancy and audit in communicating, reporting and assuring financial information, including the effective compliance, internal control and security of financial and other data.

    • Recognise the principles of authority and leadership and how teams and individuals are recruited, managed, motivated and developed.

    • Understand the importance of personal effectiveness as the basis for effective team and organisational behaviour.

    • Recognise that all aspects of business and finance should be conducted in a manner which complies with and is in the spirit of accepted professional ethics and professional values.

Who is this course for?

The ACCA qualification is ideal for people who want a career in finance and business.


The Business and Technology (BT) exam is part of the Applied Knowledge Level of the ACCA qualification. If you are AAT qualified or graduated with a degree accredited by ACCA you are exempt from this subject.

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Wesley asked:

I have level 7 Diploma, accounting and finance, am i eligible to take the Business Tecnology (BT), or i should go to higher level?


Dear Wesley Thanks for your inquiry. In order to properly answer your question, we need to see your Diploma’s transcript which provides information about the courses you have completed, and check them against the exemption requirement of ACCA. If you are ok to share with us your transcript we will be able to advise you accordingly or you can check your eligibility for exemptions through the ACCA website.

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Wesley asked:

If I buy the ACCA business and technology (BT), is Exam provided by LGCA, and how much for course and exam?


Dear Wesley Thanks for your enquiry. The final examination for the Business and Technology course can be taken to one of the Pearson Approved examination centers around UK. If you would like we can refer some of those approved centers with which we are currently collaborating in order to facilitate the exam process for you. The cost of the exams varies between the various examination centers.

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

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An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.