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CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

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CIMA Certificate in Business and Accounting
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The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting package includes everything you need to spring-board yourself into a business or management accounting career.

Our official eLearning package includes all four modules: BA1, BA2, BA3 and BA4; giving you the core fundamentals for business economics, financial accounting, management accounting, ethics, corporate governance and business law using the world-renowned CIMA principles.

We include CIMA approved training materials, including eLearning, Study Books, Exam Preparation Guides, Pocket Revision Kits and Unlimited Tutor Support.

On successful completion, you can use CIMA Cert BA after your name.

Salaries range by industry, sector, and role, however, industry averages of a CIMA qualified professional are between £26,000 and £65,000 a year, with a UK average of £34,000 a year*.

Once you have completed the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting you can then move onto the CIMA Professional Qualification, taking you to Chartered status!

*Source: PayScale.


CIMA Certificate in Business and Accounting

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CIMA Syllabus

Fundamentals of Business Economics (BA1)

  • Macroeconomic and Institutional Context of Business (25%)
  • Microeconomic and Organisational Context of Business (30%)
  • Informational Context of Business (20%)
  • Financial Context of Business (25%)

Fundamentals of Management Accounting (BA2)

  • The Context of Management Accounting (10%)
  • Costing (25%)
  • Planning and Control (30%)
  • Decision Making (35%)

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (BA3)

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

Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law (BA4)

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

How is it assessed?

The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting exams can be taken at any one of the 5,000 Pearson Vue Test Centres, across 178 countries around the world. Upon completion of your exam you will immediately receive a provisional pass or fail grade. The exams are not included in the cost of the course.

  • BA1 – 60 multiple choice questions. 2 hours
  • BA2 – 60 multiple choice questions. 2 hours
  • BA3 – 60 multiple choice questions. 2 hours
  • BA4 – 85 multiple choice questions. 2 hours

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 requirements in more detail.

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Our eLearning package gives you the flexibility of accessing the course and training whenever suits you, 24/7. Our online course materials provide you with an enriched learning experience and we include tutor support from experienced trainers.

We also:

  • Have a high pass rate
  • Have trained over 590,000 students
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  • Give you the best price guaranteed like-for-like
  • Offer 0% Finance to spread the cost
  • Have a 5 Star Trustpilot score
  • Includes eLearning, Study Books, Exam Preparation Guides, Pocket Revision Kits and Unlimited Tutor Support

So whatever direction you want to take your career, e-Careers can help you - enquire today to speak to one of our expert course consultants about the best next steps in your career!

We also offer CIMA eLearning training courses for:

  • CIMA Professional Qualification Operational Level (E1, P1, F1)
  • CIMA Professional Qualification Management Level (E2, P2, F2)
  • CIMA Professional Qualification Strategic Level (E3, P3, F3)
  • CIMA Professional Package
  • CIMA Certificate 7 Higher Certificate in Sage 50

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About CIMA

As the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants, CIMA has built an outstanding reputation in the professional world of accounting. With over 100 years of experience, they leverage their heritage and history, to provide excellent training for professional accountants.

Who is this course for?

CIMA qualifications are ideal for finance professionals who are focusing their careers on Management Accounting or who are in a business finance role. This course will help to lay the foundations for your future and deliver the knowledge you need to work your way to the top.


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 CIMA qualification can open the doors to many career opportunities, whether in Finance, Project Management or Accountancy.

Salaries range by industry, sector, and role, however, industry averages of a CIMA qualified professional are between £26,000 and £65,000 a year, with a UK average of £34,000 a year*.

*Source: Payscale.

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