CIMA Chartered Management Accountant Qualification


As a CIMA Global Learning Partner SACOB can offer you the full CIMA Qualification which is comprised of three levels; Operational Level, Managerial Level and finally the Strategic Level. On completion of all three levels you will be required to submit your 'CIMA career profile' of your three years work-based practical experience for assessment.

The Operational Level introduces several operational and functional areas of a business, such as information systems, operations management, marketing, human resource management, cost accounting, budgeting, taxation, financial accounting and reporting.

The Managerial Level, the second level, focuses on a more integrated view of management and covers project management, management of relationships, pricing and products decisions, cost planning, group financial statements, as well as analysis and interpretation of financial accounts.

The final level, before submitting your 'CIMA career profile' for assessment, is the Strategic Level which concentrates on developing the knowledge and skills used in implementing different strategies. Management of financial risk, risk and internal control, financing decisions, investment decisions and project control are all areas that are addressed when completing this programme.

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  • Accreditation

    The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants is registered with the South African Qualification Authority

  • Qualification

    NQF LTBA: Pre-2009 was L7 (SAQA ID: 20400) - Professional Qualification: Chartered Management Accountant

  • Designation

    On completion of the CIMA qualification you will be a Chartered global Management Accountant and will have the designation of CGMA.

  • Entrance requirement

    The CIMA Certificate Level would need to have been completed before commencing with the Operations Level, unless you have completed previous qualifications in a similar field and could therefore apply for exemptions. It is recommended that students have a good understanding of mathematics and the English language.

  • Duration

    This programme can be completed in 3 years. As the CIMA qualification is flexible you can decide how many exams you would like to sit at a time and when.

  • Courses

    Operational Level

    1.     CIMA P1 - Management Accounting

    2.     CIMA E1 - Organisational Management

    3.     CIMA F1 - Financial Reporting and Taxation

    4.     Operational Level Integrated Case study

    Management Level

    5.     CIMA P2 - Advanced Management Accounting

    6.     CIMA E2 - Project and Relationship Management

    7.     CIMA F2 - Advanced Financial Reporting

    8.     Management Level Integrated Case study

    Strategic Level

    9.     CIMA P3 - Risk Management

    10.   CIMA E3 - Strategic Management

    11.   CIMA F3 - Financial Strategy

    12.   Strategic Level Integrated Case study

  • Assessment

    You only have to complete one exam for each course, these are referred to as objective tests. Upon completion of all 3 objective tests in a level one needs to complete a final Case Study exam before you may progress on to your next CIMA level, both the objective tests and case study exam are completed by a means of a computer based assessment (CBA). Case Study exams can be completed 4 times a year in February, May, August and November each year, while objective tests can be completed at any time in a year.

  • Award

    On completion of the 12 Objective Tests, 3 Integrated Case Studies as well as your 'CIMA Career Profile' of your 3 years practical experience you will be a Chartered Management Accountant and will be awarded CIMA Membership.

  • Study Package Options

    Home Study

    The Home Study Package offers:

    • Textbooks
    • Practice and Revision Kits
    • Lecturer Support - via Email, Phone and access to the Student Question & Answer Platform

    You can now enrol for all your CIMA courses and make use of all the Online benefits.

    • Study Text
    • Exam Practice Kit
    • MyKaplan Access
    • Lecturer Resources – Study Notes, Power Point Slides, Videos, Question Banks, Progress Tests and those much needed Mock Exams
    • 24 hour lecturer and tutor support


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