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CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA) is the entry level which leads on to the Professional Qualification. No previous knowledge is required.

You can sit Certificate exams in any order and study throughout the year in one of our UK training locations, or at home.

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The CIMA Professional qualification consists of Operational, Management and Strategic levels. There are 12 computer-based exams: 9 objective tests (3 per level), 3 integrated case studies (1 per level)

Objective test exams can be sat any time and case study exams in four windows per year.

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As a trusted partner of CIMA, we are the only official publisher of CIMA study materials. All of our materials and content have been reviewed and approved by CIMA.

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We have consistently high pass rates and Kaplan students are regularly CIMA prizewinners so you can rely on us to support you through the exams.

Peter Stewart, CIMA Director of Learning

Kaplan has been one of CIMA’s highest accredited partners for a long time, working in close partnership with CIMA to help students progress through the exams and enhance their career prospects.”

Peter Stewart,
Director of Learning

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

CIMA Syllabus

CIMA is a global professional institute of management accountants for both public and private sectors.

  • There are a total of 17 subjects across the Certificate and Professional qualifications, each assessed by a computer-based exam.

  • Most students take around 4-6 subjects per year, however you may not need to sit every paper if you have exemptions.

  • On average, it takes our students around three years to complete the CIMA Professional qualification.

CIMA Certificate cements the fundamentals of business and accountancy. The Professional qualification builds further on this across three key pillars: Enterprise, Performance and Financial.

Professional subjects develop core accounting and finance skills, and are split across three levels, operational, management and strategic. At the end of each level you are required to use all of these skills to evaluate and tackle real-life business situations in a case study, preparing you to successfully drive strategic decisions and manage performance

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*Pass rate achieved in E2 Objective Tests taken between 2nd January and 30th June 2015 from a total of 237 students.