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School leavers

From school to CIMA

Are you about to leave school or college? Are you interested in a rewarding and successful career in business? CIMA can offer you an alternative qualification to university that is highly valued by employers worldwide.

At a glance:

  • Qualify sooner – you don’t need a degree to start your CIMA studies
  • The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting – a qualification in its own right
  • Once you’ve completed the CIMA Cert BA, move up to the Professional Qualification

You don’t need a degree to start a successful career after school or college. By training with CIMA you can bypass university and head straight for the world of business.

With CIMA, you get to call the shots and study at your own pace in a way that suits you. You can study full-time, part-time, while working, in a classroom or through distance learning.

You’ll start with our entry level qualification, the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting. This will help you build your business and financial knowledge. It’s a recognised qualification in its own right and a great introduction to the world of business, whether you’re looking to secure a top job or run your own business. Upon completion you can use the letters CIMA Cert BA after your name.

CIMA and a degree

CIMA has teamed up with select universities to offer you the opportunity to get a degree while studying towards your CIMA Professional Qualification.

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