CIMA’s Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA) is open to everyone, as no prior qualifications are required. You must pass all four exams to gain the Cert BA qualification. On successful completion you can opt to progress onto the CIMA Professional qualification and subsequently become a qualified Management Accountant.
The focus of the syllabus for BA1 is on providing candidates with an understanding of the areas of economic activity relevant to an organisation’s decisions and, within this context, the numerical techniques to support such decisions.
This subject deals with the fundamental knowledge and techniques that underpin management accounting. It identifies the position of the management accountant within organisations and the role of CIMA.
The main objective of this subject is to obtain a practical understanding of financial accounting and the process behind the preparation of financial statements for single entities.
Ethics is more than just knowing the rules around confidentiality, integrity and objectivity. It’s about identifying ethical dilemmas, understanding the implications and behaving appropriately. It includes the role of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and audit; and their increasing impact in the management of organisations.
You may be exempt from some or all Certificate subjects if you have a relevant degree, have completed the AAT technician stage, or have studied another professional accounting qualification. More about exemptions.
A traditional structured programme with face to face tutor led classes.
Attend a series of live classes on your computer from wherever you are in the world.
Online course of tutor led videos and content specifically designed for efficient learning.
Self study online modules for you to work through at your own pace.