CIMA Professional Qualification Package


Course Overview

This course combines 3 different levels that will gain you the status of being CIMA Professional Qualified. The levels include:

Upon successful completion, you will receive a CIMA Adv Dip Ma and be provided with the steps needed to become fully qualified to achieve the CGMA status.

There are many advantages to this course, from expected minimum salaries of £50,000 to the ability to fit studying around your life.

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Is the CIMA Professional Qualification Package suitable for me?

Individuals that have completed the following are suited for this CIMA course:

Anyone looking to kick-start their career in business accounting or management accounting will be well-suited to this course.


How will the CIMA Professional Qualification Package package benefit me?

Recognised in 179 countries, the CIMA qualification is the largest professional institution for Management Accountants. Individuals that wants to begin a career in business finance, with a focus on management accounting should consider this qualification.

You will receive a range of benefits from studying CIMA, they include:

  • There are no course prerequisites
  • Accepted by most employers, with above 95% of FTSE 100 firms hiring people that are CIMA qualified
  • No barriers to the industry once qualified. A wide variety of jobs are available in finance, consultative and management roles
  • A professional community of 650,000 members constantly focused on creating the next generation of finance experts
  • An average salary for qualified CIMA members (CGMAs) is £66,000
  • 63% of CIMA students that have qualified receive a salary bonus within just 12 months


What jobs can I apply for after my CIMA Professional Qualification Package?

On successful completion the CIMA Professional Qualification Package opens the doors for you to apply for the following roles:

Starting off with:

  • Management Consultant, £60k+
  • Finance Manager, £50k+

And once you have gained some experience:

  • Finance Director, £75k+
  • Chief Finance Officer, £100k+
  • CEO, £130k+

(Source: Payscale)

Why Us

Why choose to study CIMA Professional Qualification Package with e-Careers?

We provide a consistent platform for you to manage all CIMA levels under one roof. This grants you more control to work through the topics at your own speed while preventing unnecessary frustration caused by dealing with multiple teaching institutions.

  • Our teaching professionals have successfully trained over 625,000 delegates since we were established
  • The training methods used by our teachers come 100% approved by CIMA.
  • Study around your lifestyle at the speed you want.
  • Interest-free payment options available
  • High pass rates

When studying, you will receive all the following features to enhance your learning: study books, case study familiarisation workbook, unlimited tutor support, pocket revision kits, eLearning, & exam preparation guides.

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Syllabus & Exams

CIMA Professional Qualification Package Syllabus

E1 Managing finance in a digital world

  • Role of the finance function
  • Technology in a digital world
  • Data and information in a digital world
  • Shape and structure of the finance function
  • Finance interacting with the organisation

P1 Management Accounting

  • Cost Accounting for decision and control
  • Budgeting and budgetary control
  • Short term commercial decision making
  • Risk and uncertainty in the short term

F1 Finance Reporting

  • The regulatory environment of financial reporting
  • Financial statements
  • Principles of taxation
  • Managing cash and working capital
  • Professional Qualification – Management Level

E2 – Managing Performance

  • Business models and value creation
  • Managing people performance
  • Managing projects

P2 – Advanced Management Accounting

  • Managing the costs of creating value
  • Capital investment decision making
  • Managing and controlling the performance of organisational units
  • Risk and control

F2 – Advanced Financial Reporting

  • Financing capital projects
  • Financial reporting standards
  • Group accounts
  • Integrated reporting
  • Analysing financial statements
  • Professional Qualification – strategic level

E3 – Strategic Management

  • The Strategy process
  • Analysing the organisational ecosystem
  • Generating strategic options
  • Making strategic choices
  • Strategic control
  • Digital strategy

P3 – Risk Management

  • Enterprise risk
  • Strategic risk
  • Internal controls
  • Cyber risk

F3 – Financial Strategy

  • Financial policy decisions
  • Sources of long-term funds
  • Financial risks
  • Business valuation


The CIMA exams cover two testing styles: Objective test and case study exam.

CIMA Objective Tests

  • 3 x 90-minute, computer-based objective test.
  • Objective tests include a range of number entry questions, short multiple-choice questions, drag and drop questions, and more. They will test all component learning outcomes you have covered within this course.
  • This test is computer-graded, and you will receive a provisional grade of pass or fail immediately. Official results will be sent out within 48 hours.

Your exam can be taken at any Pearson Vue Test Centre around the world, with a choice of 5,000 centres.

CIMA Case Study Examinations

  • 3 x 3-hour Case Study Examinations.
  • Case study exams integrate the skills, techniques and knowledge, gained across the subjects covered in all three subjects. These case study exams are available four times a year: Feb, May, Aug & Nov.
  • The role simulated in these exams covers those of an entry-level Finance Professional (Operational Level), Finance Manager (Management Level) and Senior Finance Manager (Strategic Level). You will be provided with a simulated context, allowing you to
    demonstrate you have acquired the necessary knowledge, techniques and mindset for those roles.
  • These case study exams are marked by a tutor, and you will receive your results five weeks after the close of the case study window on your MY CIMA account.
  • There are CIMA exemptions for those who have accounting experience, completed AAT level 4 or who have already completed some CIMA training, so speak to an advisor today to discuss your specific requirement in more detail.

Designatory Letters

Working through your CIMA qualifications and passing the relevant exams will help you to earn the following designatory letters: Professional Qualification – Operational Level

Completion of this course and necessary exams will result in you receiving the CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting and earning the designatory letters CIMA Dip MA.

Professional Qualification – Management Level

Completion of this course and necessary exams will result in you receiving the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting and earning the designatory letters CIMA Adv Dip MA.

Professional Qualification – Strategic Level

Once you have completed this course in full and passed the necessary exams, you can submit your practical experience to CIMA for assessing. The practical experience requirement (PER) is a necessary part of your CIMA Qualification application process. It compliments your assessments and demonstrates your ability to apply professional knowledge and skills.

PER applications are used to determine whether you have gained enough experience to be awarded Associate membership. This would give you the Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations.

To become a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), you require a minimum of three years verified relevant work-based practical experience.

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