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 a 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.
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2015 Syllabus overview
9x objective tests
100% of syllabus components tested
3X Case Studies
Long and short answer essay questions
4 sittings per year
Assessment of practical experience
Strategic Case Study Exam
Award / CIMA Advanced Diploma In Management Accounting
Management Case Study Exam
Project and Relationship Management
Advanced Management Accounting
Advanced Financial Reporting
Award / CIMA Diploma In Management Accounting
Operational Case Study Exam
Financial Reporting and Taxation
Award / CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
Fundamentals of Management Accounting
Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Fundamentals of Business Mathamatics
Fundamentals of Business Economics
Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law