ACCA strategic professional LEVEL

strategic business leader (sbL)


The aim of ACCA Strategic Business Leader (SBL) is to demonstrate organisational leadership and senior consultancy or advisory capabilities and relevant professional skills, through the context of an integrated case study..

The SBL strategic professional is a session based computer exam taken within any of the 4 windows during the year (March June September or December). SBL along with SBR are an essential subject and must to taken. It is recommended to sit SBL & SBR prior to sitting your x 2 professional option exams.  

You may qualify for exemptions which let you start your studies at a level that is consistent with the knowledge and skills gained from prior learning. They provide you with the quickest route to ACCA membership.

Click below to establish any exemptions you may be awarded along with further information and important dates.


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ARE YOU READY FOR SBL? 

An important factor in SBL exam success is the building on the knowledge studied earlier in the ACCA qualification, including governance, ethics, risk management, internal control, strategy and leadership. So, whether you are new to ACCA, haven’t studied for a while, or just want to check how well you know the core materials, ACCA have created 5 self-check quizzes to assess your underlying knowledge and get personalised advice on your next steps and how to study for SBL efficiently. 

 Access the SBL self-check quizzes now


practical experience record (PER)

Don't Forget! As part of your journey to become an ACCA member, you must demonstrate relevant skills and experience within a real work environment. This is what ACCA's Practical Experience Requirement (PER) is all about. 

To complete ACCA and gain membership you will need to achieve 36 months of supervised experience. This should be in a relevant accounting or finance role. 

DOWNLOAD THE PER GUIDe FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PER here


contact acca


Contact ACCA by phone, email or web-chat and a dedicated member of the Connect team will be on hand to answer your queries at any time of the year. 

ACCA Connect, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3BX, United Kingdom T: +44 (0)141 582 2000 E: [email protected]





sbl SYLLABUS 

The syllabus for Strategic Business Leader acts as the key leadership syllabus at the Strategic Professional level and is a substantial integrated examination. The examination requires candidates to demonstrate a range of professional skills demanded by effective leaders or in advising or supporting senior management in directing organisations. The syllabus therefore combines the main functions of organisations in the context of leadership capability.


syllabus areas

A) Leadership B) Governance C) Strategy D) Risk E) Technology and data analytics F) Organisational control and audit G) Finance in planning and decision-making H) Innovation, performance excellence and change management I) Professional skills



READY TO MAKE A START with rca?

Step right in and start your ACCA & RCA journey. RCA run all courses twice yearly to help keep you moving through the ACCA qualification with classes running during the spring and autumn terms for SBL

"IT'S YOUR TIME TO SHINE"

INCLUDED IN YOUR SBL COURSE



Join face to face classes in the prestigious Riddel Hall or login via the live stream, the choice is yours

40-45 hours of classroom lectures

Exam question practice throughout

Online account to recap and reinforce classroom learning (or missed a class! catch up right here)

All course materials included (RCA Course Notes & Kaplan Study Text & Exam Kit)

Tutor support 24/7 via Email, What'sApp or Phone

Regular email updates with assignments and tasks before each class

Flexible payments available 

Pass guarantee.....guaranteed:)





SBL Sample lecture


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