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CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

Certificate in Business Accounting (BA1, BA2, BA3 and BA4)


Graduate School of Management

Summary

Price
£2,400 inc VAT
Or £200.00/mo. for 12 months... Read more
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
240 Hours
Qualification
Level 4 Certificate Business Accounting
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately
  • Tutor is available to students

1 student purchased this course

Overview

The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA) will help students with little or no accounting experience unleash their true business potential. Teaching core business and finance skills beyond simple financial accounting, Cert BA syllabus is the perfect stepping stone towards a career in business and finance.

The Cert BA is a qualification in it's own right and also forms a formal entry route into the CIMA Professional Qualification. Once students successfully complete both qualifications and qualify for membership, they will be awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

Note: - The Exam vouchers need to be bought separately.

Qualification

Level 4 Certificate Business Accounting

Description

The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA) will help students with little or no accounting experience unleash their true business potential. Teaching core business and finance skills beyond simple financial accounting, Cert BA syllabus is the perfect stepping stone towards a career in business and finance.

The Cert BA is a qualification in it's own right and also forms a formal entry route into the CIMA Professional Qualification. Once students successfully complete both qualifications and qualify for membership, they will be awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics

BA1 focuses on the economic and operating context of business and how the factors of competition, the behaviour of financial markets and government economic policy can influence an organisation. It also deals with the information available to assist management in evaluating and forecasting the behaviour of consumers, markets and the economy in general

The syllabus comprises the following topics and weightings:

  • A. Macroeconomic and Institutional Context of Business (25%)
  • B. Microeconomics and Organisational Context of Business (30%)
  • C. Informational Context of Business (20%)
  • D. Financial Context of Business (25%)

BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting

BA2 teaches students fundamental knowledge and techniques that underpin management accounting. It identifies the position of the management accountant within organisations and the role of CIMA. The subject portrays the role of management accounting in the contexts of commercial and public sector bodies and its wider role in society.

The syllabus comprises the following topics and weightings:

  • A. The Context of Management Accounting (10%)
  • B. Costing (25%)
  • C. Planning and Control (30%)
  • D. Decision Making (35%)

BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

In BA3 students will obtain a practical understanding of financial accounting and the process behind the preparation of financial statements for single entities.

These statements are prepared within a conceptual and regulatory framework requiring an understanding of the role of legislation and of accounting standards. The need to understand and apply necessary controls for accounting systems, and the nature of errors is also covered. There is an introduction to measuring financial performance with the calculation of basic ratios.

The syllabus comprises the following topics and weightings:

  • A. Accounting Principles, Concepts and Regulations (10%)
  • B. Recording Accounting Transactions (50%)
  • C. Preparation of Accounts for Single Entities (30%)
  • D. Analysis of Financial Statements (10%)

BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

In BA4 students will gain an understanding of the professional standards to be demonstrated for the benefit of all stakeholders. With this in mind, the place of ethics and ethical conflict is an essential underpinning for commercial activity. It includes the role of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and audit; and their increasing impact in the management of organisations. Wherever business is conducted the legal and administrative framework underpins commercial activity. With this in mind the areas of contract law, employment law, administration and management of companies is considered.

The syllabus comprises the following topics and weightings:

  • A. Business Ethics and Ethical Conflict (30%)
  • B. Corporate Governance, Controls and Corporate Social Responsibility (45%)
  • C. General Principles of the Legal System, Contract and Employment Law (15%)
  • D. Company Administration (10%)

Who is this course for?

The CIMA Cert BA is both a standalone qualification and a route to becoming a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Maybe you’re considering a career in business and finance, already working and want to get further in your career, or looking to change careers – you can study the Cert BA no matter your background.

School leavers

Are you looking for an alternative to university? With CIMA, you can kick start your career straight after school – no degree necessary. The Cert BA equips you with the core business and finance skills that employers need now and in the future.

Small business owners

Don't be numbed by the numbers. The Cert BA equips you with the fundamentals of both business and finance. We’ll make you fluent with the figures, so you can manage your business’ finances and operations with skill and confidence.

Requirements

There are no requirements for this CIMA course. However, CIMA do offer exemptions. If you have an accountancy or finance degree or are AAT qualified and an existing member, you will be able to skip the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting and move straight onto the CIMA Professional qualification.

Career path

A qualification with CIMA can open many career opportunities, whether that is working in Finance, Project Management or Accountancy. You will also be able to continue onto further studies in CIMA, with the rest of the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, with studying members of CIMA earning an average salary of £32,000.
Once you qualify as a CIMA member you can earn wages of up to £60,000.

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Deborah asked:

What is the cost of the exams and membership please?

Answer:

Registration fees is £77 Exam fees is £75 per exam. These fees are valid till 31st July. May change after that.

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Kayleigh asked:

Is this the actual, entire course (minus exams and membership)?

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yes this is actual full course and you need to pay for Exams and Membership separately.

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Adam asked:

Please can you advise me as to how much the registration and exams are

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One-off student registration (includes first year student subscription) GBP 77. Examination Fees depends.

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Paolo Broggi asked:

How do you deliver the course and do you have the option of having either physical and e-book study text?

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The study will be online and will be supported by Graduate School. Regular classes are available but with a different Fees Structure and are not included in the fees on Reed.

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Rupika asked:

Is this course providing all modules to achieve the certificate level in CIMA? Also is the entire certification level delivered online?

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Yes the courses is delivered online and the course covers all the modules and prepares you for the exam.

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Neil asked:

What am I paying for?

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You are paying for accessing the material from our student portal and support from course leaders.

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Shahin asked:

Can you please give details of the exams and how this is to be taken

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The CIMA examinations are conducted by CIMA. The material and the course provided supports you in getting preparation for the course.

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