CIMA Chartered Management Accountant Qualification

The full CIMA Qualification comprised of three levels; the Operational Level, Managerial Level and finally the Strategic Level.

This study option includes:

CIMA E1 - Organisational Management

CIMA F1 - Financial Reporting and Taxation

CIMA P1 - Management Accounting

CIMA - Operational Level Integrated Case Study

CIMA E2 - Project and Relationship Management

CIMA F2 - Advanced Financial Reporting

CIMA P2 - Advanced Management Accounting

CIMA - Management Level Integrated Case Study

CIMA E3 - Strategic Management

CIMA F3 - Financial Strategy

CIMA P3 - Risk Management

CIMA - Strategic Level Case Study

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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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Chartered Institute of Management Accountants


CIMA Chartered Management Accountant (After CIMA assessment of Practical Experience)


Senior Finance Manager

After Completing your CIMA Career Profile, you will be assessed based on your working experience, and you can qualify for the Membership of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the CGMA designation.


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.


Up to 12 months


CIMA E3: Strategic Management
CIMA P3: Risk Management
CIMA F3: Financial Strategy


Home Study

The Home Study Package offers:

Study guides
Workbooks - Not for all subjects
Lecturer Support - via Email, Phone and access to the Student Question & Answer Platform

Online Classroom

The Full Online Classroom Package builds on the Home Study Package and provides you with the digital resources that may be available for your course as well as giving you access to the SACOB Online Classroom. The Online Classroom Package offers:

Video Kit
Study plans
Assessment downloads and uploads
SACOB Student Forum


1 Managerial Integrated Case Study Exam
3 Computer based examinations, 1 per subject.
1 Computer based Case-study examnation

What's next

You have now completed the CIMA Chartered Financial Accounant programme, after an assessment of your work Experience you can become a fully qualified Charted accountant.