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Chartered Institute of Management Accountants is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. The mission is to help people and businesses to succeed in the public and private sectors.

CIMA has more than 229,000 members and students in 176 countries. They work at the heart of business in industry, commerce and not for profit organisations. We have strong relationships with employers, and sponsor leading research.

CIMA constantly update its qualification, professional experience requirements and CPD programme. This ensures that CIMA’s members and students are first choice for employers who are recruiting financially trained business leaders.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants is committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards, and to maintaining public confidence in management accounting.

CIMA QUALIFICATION-YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS

Most accounting qualifications train people for private practice, working on external audit and tax issues. CIMA prepares people for a career in business. It teaches skills for strategic advice, managing risk and making key decisions.

By becoming a CIMA member you will join the world’s largest professional body of management accountants. You will be able to use the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation and be part of a truly global network. The CGMA designation is powered by two of the world’s leading accounting bodies – CIMA and AICPA. It aims to establish management accounting as the most valued profession in business worldwide.

ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER! CHOOSE CIMA

As a CIMA student or member, you show employers that you have a commitment to uphold the highest ethical and professional standards.Our ongoing professional development also keeps your qualification relevant. This is how CIMA can increase your ’employability’ in a changing business world.

A CIMA qualification can increase your earning potential, even while you are still studying. Our global salary surveys show what you can expect to earn as a fully qualified or part-qualified professional.

The CIMA qualification widens students’ career options, inside and outside financial management, across the globe. CIMA trained people work in exciting industries like fashion, sport, travel, media and publishing. Many CIMA members are in top jobs, becoming managing directors, chief executives and chairs.

CIMA CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ACCOUNTING QUALIFICATION

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

The certificate level gives you business experience beyond just financial accounting and you’ll gain insight into how the different areas of accounting relate to the business world.

It can be seen as a knowledge refresher course or a foundation to a career in business and finance. The Certificate in Business Accounting forms the basis of the CIMA Professional Qualification and is a valuable qualification on its own.

After passing all four exams you are awarded the Certificate in Business Accounting qualification. You can then proceed to the CIMA Professional Qualification, starting at the operational level.

STRUCTURE OF THE CIMA CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ACCOUNTING QUALIFICATION

The Certificate in Business Accounting syllabus contains four subjects, each with its own examination.
It forms the basis of the CIMA Professional Qualification.

CIMA PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

On completion of the CIMA Professional Qualification, you will be awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, recognising your value and showcasing your professionalism, business and leadership skills, ethics and commitment.

As accountants in business, management accountants need to understand how businesses operate, how they are managed, how people work together and how strategy is formulated.

They also need to be able to provide the analysis which managers need to understand the economics of a businesses’ operations, to manage performance and to manage risk. These capabilities are in addition to the core technical financial accounting skills expected of a professional accountant.

Only the CIMA Professional Qualification can give you the right mix of skills, knowledge and experience needed add value to organisations and drive business success.

The full structure and assessment approach

The syllabus is split into three pillars and three levels, and comprises 12 exams: nine Objective Tests, and three Case Study exams.

  • Objective Tests are 90 minutes long, computer based and available on demand at over 5,000 Pearson VUE assessment centres worldwide.
  • Case Study exams are 3 hours long and available in four windows throughout the year, also computer-based and available at over 5,000 Pearson VUE assessment centres worldwide.

You are an undergraduate or graduate

You may be eligible for exemptions from some CIMA exams, depending on the degree you hold or are studying for.

If you hold an MBA or Master’s in Accounting, you may be eligible for our Master’s gateway route.

You may be eligible for exemptions from the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting or from certain exams within the CIMA Professional Qualification if you hold or are studying for:

– A degree accredited by CIMA
– A degree related to accounting, business, finance or law

If you have a degree in another discipline, you start by studying the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, which will give you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of accounting. You then progress to the CIMA Professional Qualification with all the knowledge you need to succeed.

I’m about to leave school

As a school leaver, you start CIMA by studying the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, which will give you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of management accounting. The certificate is a standalone qualification as well as being the stepping stone to the CIMA Professional Qualification.

I’m working

If you have no formal education in business or finance, you will start by studying the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, which will give you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of management accounting. You can study it as a stand-alone qualification or as a stepping stone to the CIMA Professional Qualification.

I’m a member of another professional body

As a member of another professional body, you may be eligible for a fast track route into the CIMA qualification.

IFAC bodies – members and passed finalists
If you are a member or passed finalist of an IFAC body, you may be eligible for advanced entry to CIMA through the professional gateway route.

ICWAI, ICMAP and ICMAB members and passed finalists
If you are a member or passed finalist of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI), the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) or a member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP), you may be eligible for advanced entry to CIMA through the management accountant gateway route.

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (QCF) holders
If you have completed the level 4 AAT Diploma in Accounting (QCF), you are eligible for a fast-track to the CIMA Professional Qualification.

Other professional qualifications
If you hold a qualification with another professional body on our CIMA accredited programmes’ database, you may be eligible for exemptions from some exams in the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting and the CIMA Professional Qualification.

Registration and annual subscription

Find out how much it costs to study CIMA, remembering to take in to account your registration, annual subscription and exam fees along with costs associated with your preferred study method

LondonSAM offers authorized by the ACCA Organization Kaplan’s Publishing study books.

  • Study Text – all the theory needed to pass exams and includes worked examples, questions and answers. Price: 220 PLN + 5% VAT
  • Revision Kit – Contains a mock assessment, the official past exam questions and answers, supported with tutor notes and exam tips. Price: 120 PLN + 5% VAT
  • Pocket Notes – Breaks down the syllabus into bite sized chunks allowing you to revise on the move via highly visual and colorful cards. Price: 70 PLN + 5% VAT

Set of books: 355 PLN + 5% VAT.

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