CIMA qualifications

CIMA qualifications focus on business and deliver much more than just accounting knowledge.

As students progress through the CIMA syllabus, the focus on developing skills shifts from knowledge-based learning to application and analysis, meaning they can directly apply their skills to supporting the needs of your business.

CIMA members are not only financially qualified but also professionally trained in business management, capable of advising on business strategy and risk management while upholding the highest ethical and professional standards.

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting offers a grounding in the basics of management accounting, financial accounting and business, and forms the basis of the CIMA Professional Qualification.

Employees studying the certificate level gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of business and finance, allowing them to:

  • Make informed business decisions based on skills developed.
  • Develop relevant learning which meets the needs of finance and non-finance staff.
  • Gain the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting and the letters CIMA Cert BA upon successful completion of the five modules.

The CIMA Professional Qualification

CIMA’s 2015 Professional level syllabus consists of three learning pillars and three levels of attainment-operational, management and strategic. The qualifications based on the competencies employers like you identified as being key to maintaining business success.

The assessment strategy has been revised to reflect both changes in technology and to better reflect the work environment. This will be achieved through computer based, on-demand objective tests for each subject followed by an integrated case study exam at each level, which will also be computer based and available to sit four times a year. This increased flexibility in taking exams will be a real benefit to both you the employer and the student.   

Find out more details in our 'Study with us' section.


2015 Syllabus overview

 

Assessment of practical experience


Strategic Level

Strategic Case Study Exam

E3
Strategic Management

P3
Risk Management

F3
Financial Strategy

 

Management Level

Award / CIMA Advanced Diploma In Management Accounting

Management Case Study Exam

E2
Project and Relationship Management

P2
Advanced Management Accounting

F2
Advanced Financial Reporting

 

Operational Level

Award / CIMA Diploma In Management Accounting

Operational Case Study Exam

E1
Organisational Management

P1
Management Accounting

F1
Financial Reporting and Taxation

Enterprise Pillar

Performance Pillar

Financial Pillar

 

Award / CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

C01
Fundamentals of Management Accounting

C02
Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

C03
Fundamentals of Business Mathamatics

C04
Fundamentals of Business Economics

C05
Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law