CIMA Professional Development Modules

1. Overview

Professionals who wish to gain the CIMA qualification itself can study the CIMA professional development modules* through Aberdeen Business School.

We have worked closely with the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) to develop our "degree with CIMA" programmes. These include the BA Accounting (with CIMA Advanced Diploma) and MSc Strategic Accounting (with CIMA) both of which are delivered online through supported distance learning.

The CIMA professional development modules are also available to study online. Please see the following sections for full information.

* Modules relevant to the CIMA examination ONLY

2. What you will study

3. How you will learn

The modules are taught through CampusMoodle, the university virtual learning environment. Online learning offers students the flexibility of where and when they can study.

CampusMoodle offers full open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with lectures and course materials and it also includes:

  • Live virtual workshops
  • Discussion forums - student and tutor led
  • Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
  • User friendly material

4. Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for students studying certificate level CIMA exams i.e. C01, C02, C03, C04, C05.  Students however must demonstrate the ability to communicate and write Business English.

Students must pass all certificate level CIMA exams (i.e. hold a CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting) or have the appropriate exemptions prior to undertaking operational and management level subjects. 

View the CIMA qualification syllabus.

Please note: The University does not take any responsibility for ensuring students are registered with CIMA and checking the correct exemptions are in place OR for entering students for the CIMA examination.

5. Student Funding

Course Fees

Certificate level course (C01 to C05) - £520 per module

Operational level courses (P1, E1, F1) - £735 per module

Management level courses (P2, E2, F2) - £865 per module

All course material is included online and therefore additional resources are not recommended. CIMA registration fees and exam fees are not included in the fees to the University.

6. How to apply

To apply for one of the courses listed above, please complete the -

CIMA (Module Tuition) i-Form

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Start date
August, September and January
Mode of Attendance
Distance Learning
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