The diagram opposite sets out the CIMA Professional Qualification syllabus and the skills you learn at every level. The entry level qualification (at the bottom of the diagram) is the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, which offers a solid grounding in the basics of management accounting, financial accounting and business. It is also a stepping stone towards the CIMA Professional Qualification.
The CIMA Professional Qualification syllabus is built on three specific learning pillars: Enterprise pillar, Performance pillar and Financial pillar, with each containing three subjects. There are four distinct levels within the CIMA Professional Qualification: operational, management, strategic and professional competence, with interim qualifications awarded at each level. Each level is progressive and will deliver skills relative to that level. Before qualifying, candidates must also pass CIMA’s Test of Professional Competence and fulfil three years’ practical experience requirements.
Student CPD means keeping up to date with learning in areas aligned to your CIMA studies
- Management skills guides
- Industry specific updates
- Relevant research reports