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If you don't have any exemptions or a finance or accounting background you will most likely start studying CIMA through the Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA).
Power up your career in the world of business and finance by gaining a solid understanding of fundamental accounting, management and business principles.
Exams: 4Time to complete: 12-18 monthsDesignation: CIMA Cert BA
Earlier this year we launched the updated CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting . Find out more about the changes.
Overview: Learn how to implement strategy and how to report on it too with a short-term focus.
Exams: 4 (3 Objective Tests and 1 Case Study)Time to complete: 12 monthsDesignation: CIMA Dip MA
Entry point: If you have completed or are exempt from the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA) you are likely to start here.
Second of three levels in the CIMA Professional Qualification
Overview: Focus on how to communicate the strategy created by your seniors to your team for implementation. Plus how to monitor and report on the implementation of strategy and ensure corrective action is taken when required.
Exams: 4 (3 Objective Tests and 1 Case Study)Time to complete: 12 monthsDesignation: CIMA Adv Dip MA
Entry point: Depending on your previous educational experience you may have entered the CIMA Professional Qualification through a Gateway entry route.
Third of three levels in the CIMA Professional Qualification
Overview: This level concentrates on strategic decisions and how to provide the context in which those decisions will be implemented. Its focus is long-term.
Exams: 4 (3 Objective Tests and 1 Case Study)Time to complete: 12 monthsDesignation: ACMA, CGMA (on successful completion of your practical experience requirements)
On successful completion of the practical experience requirements, students will be admitted to associate membership and granted the associate chartered management accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations.
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