Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
RQF Level: 5
Total credit value: 42 credits
Thinking about studying CIMA?
Studying CIMA demonstrates to employers that you’re gaining the knowledge and expertise to become a skilled finance professional, combining business management with financial and analytical expertise. You’ll develop the critical skills that employers need, and be ready to work in any business – large or small, public or private, anywhere in the world.
Management accountants are highly sought after professionals who combine business management with financial and analytical expertise. CIMA provides the fundamental knowledge you need to build a successful career in business or finance. There are two stages to the qualification:
CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
CIMA Professional Qualification
We offer classroom based tuition. All courses are recorded live on Teams. You’ll receive access to a dedicated Microsoft Teams platform, the study texts, revision questions and cards, course notes, online access to practice mock exams, and access to all class recordings so you can go over what we’ve learned at a time that’s convenient for you to consolidate learning and for revision.
What does your pathway to being CIMA-qualified look like?
We offer classroom tuition.
The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting is designed to provide a stepping stone into a finance career for students with little to no accounting experience. The Certificate in Business Accounting syllabus teaches core business and finance skills beyond simple financial accounting.
The Certificate BA is a qualification in its own right, and is also a formal entry route into the CIMA Professional Qualification.
Over 12-18 months, you’ll study towards four objective tests:
Fundamentals of business economics – BA1
Fundamentals of management accounting – BA2
Fundamentals of financial accounting – BA3
Fundamentals of ethics, corporate governance and business law – BA4
The CIMA Professional Qualification is designed to produce competent and confident management accounting professionals who can guide and lead their organisations to sustainable success.
With a recently updated syllabus to reflect our increasing digital world, the CIMA Professional Qualification will give you an understanding of how digitalization and rapid technology development is creating challenges and opportunities for organisations.
The CIMA Professional Qualification involves 12 exams (nine Objective Tests and three Case Study exams), typically spread over 3-6 years. You will cover the following topics:
Operational level (CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting)
Managing finance in a digital world – E1
Management accounting – P1
Financial reporting and taxation – F1
Management level (CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting)
Managing performance – E2
Advanced management accounting – P2
Advanced financial reporting – F2
Strategic management – E3
Risk management – P3
Financial strategy – F3
What do you need to get started?
There are no entry requirements for the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, so you can start studying right now, with no degree necessary.
You’ll need a good understanding of both English and Maths (min GCSE Grade C or 4), and a passion to succeed in business.
If you have previous accounting experience, you may be eligible for exemptions from certain subjects or be able to move directly to the Professional level.
Enquire today so that we can begin your enrolment.
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision about studying for your qualification. If you are still unsure which course of level of study is right for you, a personal consultation with one of our specialist advisers will help determine both the right level of qualification, and the right delivery method to suit your learning style and circumstances.
Why choose Reed Learning?
Reed Learning is an Platinum approved CIMA learning partner a long history of supporting students with their accountancy qualifications.
You can expect to receive high quality tuition and excellent student support, in a comfortable environment conducive to studying.
We structure each level of the qualification in accordance with our winning formula, based on over 50 years in the business, meaning you’ll have the flexibility to complete modules at your own pace.
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