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CIMA Professional Qualification: Strategic Level


Course Information:



Course CIMA Professional Qualification: Strategic Level
Programme Type Institute Programme (CIMA)
Partner Institute Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Award Type CIMA Professional Qualification
Award Issued By CIMA
Accredited By CIMA
SAQA ID Not Applicable
NQF Level Not Applicable
Course Duration 18 Months
Entrance Criteria

The minimum entrance criteria as stated by CIMA:

  • Successful completion of the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting
  • Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent qualification that has been awarded exemptions by CIMA. Qualifications that have received exemptions are listed on the CIMA website: www.cimaglobal.com



The Academic Board of College SA states that students will need to meet these Entrance Criteria:


  • Successful completion of CIMA Business Accounting Certificate & Successful completion of the CIMA Professional Qualification: Operational Level
  • Successful completion of the CIMA Professional Qualification: Managerial Level OR apply for exemptions from CIMA
  • Grade 12
  • Learners must be at least 16 years of age
  • The ability to read and write in English
  • Must be competent in Maths
  • Exam fees are not included in your course fees



Course Structure

Please click on each subject title to see the topics covered.


CIMA Professional Qualification Subjects:

Paper C01 – Fundamentals of Management Accounting
Paper C02 – Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Paper C03 – Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
Paper C04 – Fundamentals of Business Economics
Paper C05 – Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law
Paper E1 – Organisational Management
Paper P1 – Management Accounting
Paper F1 – Financial Reporting and Taxation
Paper E2 – Project and Relationship Management
Paper P2 – Advanced Management Accounting
Paper F2 – Advanced Financial Reporting
Paper E3 – Strategic Management
Paper P3 – Risk Management
Paper F3 – Financial Strategy


Assessment and Award




To obtain the CIMA Professional Qualification: Strategic Level, a student must register as a student with CIMA and study for, sit and pass three examinations, as defined within the syllabus.


The three papers are:

• Paper E3 – Strategic Management

• Paper P3 – Risk Management

• Paper F3 – Financial Strategy


CIMA has CBA centres around the world, so you can be assessed at your CBA centre whenever you are ready.


CIMA is working in partnership with Pearson VUE*, who have over 20 years of experience in offering electronic testing and already run computer-based assessments for the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting.


There will be 5,000 Pearson VUE test centres in 178 countries. CIMA is working with Pearson VUE to continue to increase the number of exam centres globally. Find your closest Pearson VUE centre.


Once you have passed all the assessments, you will be awarded the CIMA Professional Qualification: Strategic Level.


Your first assignment will be on Goal Setting, which will arrive with your Welcome Pack.




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