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Cert BA resources

Student resources for the Certificate in Business Accounting

The Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA) is CIMA’s entry level accounting qualification for students with little or no accounting background.

The Certificate in Business Accounting consists of four exams and has two purposes: to serve as an entry route to the Professional Qualification; and to provide a stand-alone qualification for those who require a foundation in the essential elements of accounting and business.

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Study and exam guides

Download the study and exam guide for the exam(s) you are focussing on.


Tables and formulae provided in your exam

Please refer to this guide which provides you with links to the tables and formulae provided in Certificate in Business Accounting exams.

Preparing for Cert BA assessments

A three-part practical guide on how to prepare for CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting  2017 syllabus assessments.

Study articles

Read our blogs and articles to gain insights about assessments, how you can study for your exams and how to prepare for exam day.

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