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CIMA Course Content | Managerial Level | CIMA Registration | Exemptions | Further Study | Course Structure & Pricing

The Business Management Institute offers tuition in the Managerial Level of the CIMA qualification. Tuition commences in August 2007 for November 2007 exams.

The CIMA Professional Qualification is a highly regarded and recognised business qualification around the world. Participants gain strategic management skills and the opportunity to develop expertise in management accounting, business management and financial management. CIMA is a practical qualification allowing one to earn while learning and providing the key skills required to fulfil senior position skill requirements.

CIMA Course Content

Many students will be exempt or partially exempt from the Certificate in Business Accounting. The CIMA Professional Qualification is then divided into two levels the Managerial and Strategic Level. The Test of Professional Competence in Management Accounting (TOPCIMA) is the final assessment.

The syllabus for the Professional qualification comprises three learning pillars:
(a) Business Management
(b) Management Accounting
(c) Financial Management

Managerial Level Course Content

The Managerial level is comprised of six subjects. You can sit between one and six papers at the same time or sit the papers in any combination. It is recommended that you sit between two and four papers per exam sitting.

Managerial Level Papers

P1 Management Accounting Performance Evaluation
P2 Management Accounting Decision Management
P4 Organisational Management and Information Systems
P5 Integrated Management
P7 Financial Accounting and Tax Principles
P8 Financial Analysis

CIMA Registration

You can register with CIMA online click here and you will be directed to the appropriate section of the CIMA website. Exam entry takes place online on the CIMA website from August to mid-September for November examinations and February to mid-March for May examinations. All of the exams are three hours long and have a pass mark of 50%. Please note it is the responsibility of the candidate to register with CIMA.


The following qualifications give exemptions from the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting and allow direct entry to the CIMA Managerial Level:

• A relevant degree that specialises in accountancy or business
• The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Technical level
• The Open University (OU) Certificate in Accountancy

Appropriate exemptions are awarded based on comprehensive information provided by the awarding institution to CIMA. Accreditation applications are only accepted from the awarding institution and not from individual students. To find out if you can claim exemptions click here and you will be directed to the appropriate section of the CIMA website. It is strongly recommended that students apply for exemptions at the time of registering with CIMA. When enrolling at BMI we request that your exemptions be already determined.

Further Study

On successful completion of the Managerial Level the CIMA's Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting is awarded. The Managerial level must be completed successfully before taking the strategic level papers. The Test of Professional Competence in Management Accounting (TOPCIMA) is the final assessment.

Course Structure and Pricing

The next course will commence in August 2007. Enrol online to reserve a course place. Payment is due a month prior to commencment date. You will be notified at that time by email to submit payment.

• Exams are held in November 2007.
• Tuition commences at BMI in August 2007. Evening tuition is available.
• See course schedule to download timetables.
• Cost is €515 per subject and includes a revision course and mock examination.
• Course textbooks are supplied on commencement of the course.

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