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Accounting and Financial Management (CIMA)

University of Central Lancashire · School of Business

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

The Accounting and Financial Management (CIMA) programme offers you the opportunity to gain the essential knowledge and skills in the area of Accounting, Finance and Financial Management through a structured and focused programme of academic studies.

The Master’s Gateway route involves sitting CIMA’s Gateway exam/ Management Case Study Exam. (The content of the MA in Accounting and Finance programme prepares you to sit this examination during the course). Once you have passed this three-hour exam, you’ll be granted 12 exam exemptions from the certificate, operational and management levels and you’ll also gain the intermediary award ‘CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting’.

You can then start studying the strategic level of CIMA’s Professional Qualification and work towards completing it to gain the full Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

Find out more about CIMA’s Master’s Gateway route.

Why study with us

  • The programme enables you to develop a professional accountancy career and join CIMA through the accelerated ‘gateway’ route.
  • The MA in Accounting and Financial Management with CIMA is linked to and approved by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
  • The CIMA fee for your first attempt at the ‘gateway’ examination is included in the overall course fee paid.

What you'll do

  • You’ll learn from staff who have extensive industry experience through working in the private and public sectors and third sector organisations.
  • The programme offers you the opportunity to work in groups that are small enough to develop a supportive team culture but big enough to provide the necessary diversity of experience and expertise.

Learning and assessment

Assessment is by means of examinations, coursework and practical assignments.

You’ll take part in lectures, plenary and small group discussion, case study analysis, background reading and research, group research tasks and dissertation.

Industry links

This is a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Gateway Exam focused programme to enable you to gain CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting whilst studying for the MA in Accounting and Finance.

Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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