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Entry requirements

If you have got a degree or a qualification, you might be exempt from certain Cert BA or Professional Qualification exams. That means you could qualify sooner than you think.

Months of entry


Course content

The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA) is open to anyone, no matter your education, background, experience. It’ll help you discover your true business potential, teaching core business and finance skills beyond simple accounting.

The Cert BA covers four subjects: Fundamentals of Business Economics; Fundamentals of Management Accounting; Fundamentals of Financial Accounting and Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law.
A qualification in its own right, the Cert BA could also be the start of your CIMA journey: it’s a formal entry route into the CIMA Professional Qualification. Once you complete both qualifications, you’ll be awarded Chartered Global Management Accountant CGMA designation.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CIMA
    full time
    12-18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3510 6865