About CIMA

CIMA is the world’s leading, and largest, professional body of management accountants. Our unique blend of management accounting, financial accounting and business-focused subjects produces competent and confident CGMAs who can lead their organisations to sustainable success.

The Qualifications

Certificate in Management Accounting

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs and two A Levels with at least 4 points, or certificate in a commerce related discipline.

Duration

The program takes just 4 months to complete, regardless of the course delivery mode chosen.

Course Delivery

Day Classes

Available for full time students, the day classes provide a rigorous learning environment typical of tertiary education, but filled with flare and progressive learning techniques that equip you with the skills that you require to succeed in your exams. The package includes one full month of learning and one week revision for each of the 4 modules

Evening Classes

If you are fully employed or an entrepreneur whose time is limited during the day, then you will like our evening program. This package is as intensive as the day class, but is tailored for professionals and includes one week revision before each exam. Lectures run from 1730hrs to 1945hrs midweek only.

Weekend Classes

The weekend program is designed for those that do not have time during the week and those coming from outside Harare. Lectures run from 0900hrs to 1600hrs on Saturday.

Accelerated Program

The accelerated program is a two day program that seeks to cover the whole syllabus and revision within two days. It’s an exam focused program meant for those who would have already covered the content on their own, or the intelligent ones who would want to fancy taking the exam based on content covered within that period. The program covers the whole syllabus comprehensively, and includes 2 mock exams and topical revision. It is open even for those who would have taken the full course and would want to learn more about exam techniques, highly examinable areas, examiners’ approach and salient features. Lectures run from 0900hrs to 1600hrs on Saturday and Sunday just before the exams.

Diploma in Management Accounting

Entry requirements

CIMA Certificate, recognized professional diploma or a university degree. There are up to 11 exemptions available if you studied a relevant degree.

Duration

The program takes just 4 months to complete, regardless of the course delivery mode chosen. It is made up of 3 modules and they are delivered one at a time. A case study based on the three modules will have to be written for the level to be complete.

Course Delivery

Day Classes

Available for full time students, the day classes provide a rigorous learning environment typical of tertiary education, but filled with flare and progressive learning techniques that equip you with the skills that you require to succeed in your exams. The package includes one full month of learning and one week revision for each of the 3 modules, plus a revision session for the case study.

Evening Classes

If you are fully employed or an entrepreneur whose time is limited during the day, then you will like our evening program. This package is as intensive as the day class, but is tailored for professionals and includes one week revision before each exam. Lectures run from 1730hrs to 1945hrs midweek only.

Weekend Classes

The weekend program is designed for those that do not have time during the week and those coming from outside Harare. Lectures run from 0900hrs to 1600hrs on Saturdays.

Accelerated Program

The accelerated program is a two day program that seeks to cover the whole syllabus and revision within two days. It’s an exam focused program meant for those who would have already covered the content on their own, or the intelligent ones who would want to fancy taking the exam based on content covered within that period. The program covers the whole syllabus comprehensively, and includes 2 mock exams and topical revision. It is open even for those who would have taken the full course and would want to learn more about exam techniques, highly examinable areas, examiners’ approach and salient features. Lectures run from 0900hrs to 1600hrs on Saturday and Sunday just before the exams.

Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting

Entry requirements

CIMA Diploma or a relevant business related degree from a recognized university.

Duration

The program takes just 5 months to complete, regardless of the course delivery mode chosen. It is made up of 3 modules and they are delivered one at a time. A case study based on the three modules will have to be written for the level to be complete.

Course Delivery

 

Day Classes

Available for full time students, the day classes provide a rigorous learning environment typical of tertiary education, but filled with flare and progressive learning techniques that equip you with the skills that you require to succeed in your exams. The package includes two full months of learning and one week revision for each pair of modules.

Evening Classes

If you are fully employed or an entrepreneur whose time is limited during the day, then you will like our evening program. This package is as intensive as the day class, but is tailored for professionals and includes one week revision before each exam. Lectures run from 1730hrs to 1945hrs midweek only.

Weekend Classes

The weekend program is designed for those that do not have time during the week and those coming from outside Harare. Lectures run from 0900hrs to 1600hrs on Saturdays.

Accelerated Program

The accelerated program is a two day program that seeks to cover the whole syllabus and revision within two days. It’s an exam focused program meant for those who would have already covered the content on their own, or the intelligent ones who would want to fancy taking the exam based on content covered within that period. The program covers the whole syllabus comprehensively, and includes 2 mock exams and topical revision. It is open even for those who would have taken the full course and would want to learn more about exam techniques, highly examinable areas, examiners’ approach and salient features. Lectures run from 0900hrs to 1600hrs on Saturday and Sunday just before the exams.

CIMA Professional Level

Entry requirements

CIMA Advanced Diploma.

Duration

The program takes just 5 months to complete, regardless of the course delivery mode chosen. It is made up of 3 modules and they are delivered one at a time. A case study based on the three modules will have to be written for the level to be complete.

Course Delivery

 

Day Classes

Available for full time students, the day classes provide a rigorous learning environment typical of tertiary education, but filled with flare and progressive learning techniques that equip you with the skills that you require to succeed in your exams. The package includes two full months of learning and one week revision for each pair of modules.

 Evening Classes

If you are fully employed or an entrepreneur whose time is limited during the day, then you will like our evening program. This package is as intensive as the day class, but is tailored for professionals and includes one week revision before each exam. Lectures run from 1730hrs to 1945hrs midweek only.

Weekend Classes

The weekend program is designed for those that do not have time during the week and those coming from outside Harare. Lectures run from 0900hrs to 1600hrs on Saturdays.

Accelerated Program

The accelerated program is a two day program that seeks to cover the whole syllabus and revision within two days. It’s an exam focused program meant for those who would have already covered the content on their own, or the intelligent ones who would want to fancy taking the exam based on content covered within that period. The program covers the whole syllabus comprehensively, and includes 2 mock exams and topical revision. It is open even for those who would have taken the full course and would want to learn more about exam techniques, highly examinable areas, examiners’ approach and salient features. Lectures run from 0900hrs to 1600hrs on Saturday and Sunday just before the exams.

CIMA Professional Gateway Program

Who qualifies for the Professional Gateway?

All holders of a Master’s Degree in Accounting, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and all members of IFAC affiliated boards.

The MBAs of all local universities have been vetted and are adequate for the gateway program.

How does it work?

Eligible individuals are required to take the CIMA Gateway Exam (also known as the Management Level Case Study exam). The CIMA Gateway Exam:

  • is a three hour long computer based case study exam
  • is based on pre-seen material which is released on CIMA connect six weeks before the exam (we will go through this with you in preparation for the exam)
  • is available in four windows a year (February, May, August and November) and will assess knowledge and competencies covered in the Management level of the CIMA Professional Qualification. We will be preparing you for the November exam sitting.

Once you have passed the CIMA Gateway Exam, you will be granted 11 exemptions that include subjects from the certificate level, operational and management level exams, allowing you to progress straight to the strategic level of the CIMA Professional Qualification.

Upon passing the exam, you will be awarded with an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.

What is the strategic level made up of?

The strategic level is made up of 3 subjects; Strategic Management, Risk Management & Financial Strategy. These are examined through computer based examinations which can be written at any time and results are instant.

Upon completion of the 3 modules, you will write the Strategic Case Study which will be based on content learnt from the 3 modules.

For most Masters degrees, these modules would already have been covered so what you will learn may not be new at all.

How long will it take me to complete the full CIMA qualification through this route?

It should take you as little as 6 months. We conduct lectures on weekend and we meet two weekends a month.

What is this exciting news I am hearing concerning ICAZ/CIMA Memorandum of understanding?

CIMA have signed an MoU with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Zimbabwe(ICAZ) that allows CIMA Members to write just one Initial Test of Competence Exam (ITC) for them to become ICAZ members. This means that after you become a CIMA member, you will be one examination away from becoming a Chartered Accountant and member of ICAZ, giving you the privilege of  using the designation CA(Z). The ICAZ membership is subject to assessment of practical experience earned.

I am interested, so whats next?