CIMA Study

Why study for a CIMA qualification?

    • CIMA is a highly relevant qualification for those who want to make it to the top in the business world.

    • CIMA qualifications are internationally recognised, which means that you can work anywhere in the world.

    • Being a Chartered Management Accountant will boost your earning potential.

    • CIMA members are required to maintain high ethical and professional standards, which adds to the value of CIMA qualifications.

What will you learn during the course of CIMA studies?

    • Business management techniques, principles and strategies

    • Various general management skills and techniques

    • Financial and Management Accounting skills

In short, you will learn how to work with financial information and how to make major business-related decisions.


The CIMA course/exam structure is as follows:?

    • CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

    • CIMA Professional Qualification: Operational Level

    • CIMA Professional Qualification: Managerial Level

    • CIMA Professional Qualification: Strategic Level

    • CIMA TOPCIMA: Test of Professional Competence in Management Accounting (T4 Part and Part B)


What are the entrance requirements for CIMA studies?

You do not need to meet any formal academic requirements in order to qualify for entry in to the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting. You only need to be able to read and write in English and to be competent in Mathematics.

The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting qualifies you for entry into the CIMA Professional Qualification. Each of the four levels need to be completed in the given order. If you have already completed certain qualifications, you may be exempted from the Certificate in Business Accounting and may be allowed to start with the Professional Qualification. For more information about exemptions, click here.


How long will it take?

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

    • Can be completed in 12 months.

CIMA Professional Qualification

    • Takes approximately four years to complete the full qualification, but can take longer if completed on a part-time basis.


Where can you study for CIMA qualifications?

You can study for your CIMA exams through Skills Academy, or through other accredited providers. Regardless of where you study, you will need to enroll for and write the CIMA exams.

Skills Academy offers an “all-inclusive” package, which includes your CIMA membership and exam fees. Skills Academy will also provide you with the necessary study material, and you will have access to tutors that can assist you if you have any questions or problems. Another benefit of studying for your CIMA qualifications through Skills Academy is that you can study from home and in your own time. You can therefore easily study while you work.

For more information about the CIMA courses offered by Skills Academy, click here.

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Last updated: December 13th, 2016