CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (2017)

The Certificate is a qualification in its own right, while also being a formal route into the Professional CIMA qualification. You need no formal qualifications to start the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting.

The CIMA Certificate qualification

There are four modules which can be completed in any order:

  • BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

The exams

The computer based exams are 2 hours long, on demand and comprise 60 to 85 objective test style questions. Although a specific pass mark has not been published, you will need to achieve at least 50% to pass.

You can sit your exam at any First Intuition or Pearson Vue test centre. Simply contact your nearest exam centre directly to book.

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How can I study?

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Transition advice following the 2011 syllabus

Since the 2017 syllabus was launched on 11th January, students are no longer able to take exams under the 2011 syllabus.

If you are part way through the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, you can transfer any existing exams to the new syllabus. Click on the relevant exam below to download a transition guide.

2011 Syllabus                                                        2017 Syllabus

C01 Fundamentals of Management Accounting BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
C02 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
C03 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics No direct match
C04 Fundamentals of Business Economics BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics
C05 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

 

 

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