CIMA Professional Development Modules

Gain a CIMA Qualification

1. Overview

Professionals who wish to gain CIMA qualifications can study CIMA professional development modules through Aberdeen Business School.

We have worked closely with the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) and are CIMA Tuition Providers for the CIMA Syllabus up to Management level. Please see the following sections for full information.

2. What you will study

The following modules are available for the forthcoming academic session.

Semester 1

 Start - late August

Semester 2

Start - Late January

Find out more about Syllabus on the following brochures (in pdf):

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information. 

3. How you will learn

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

CampusMoodle offers full online 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 engaging lectures and innovative 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. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2016/2017

All Students

Distance Learning Full-time

  • For fees check full list of CIMA modules and fees.

Full list of CIMA Modules and Fees (PDP)


Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages


6. How to apply

Apply for one of the courses listed:

CIMA (Module Tuition) Online Application Form

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Start Date

September and January

Mode of Attendance

Online Learning

Academic School
Aberdeen Business School
More Information:
CIMA Professional Development Contact
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  • CampusMoodle


    CampusMoodle is the University's virtual learning environment (VLE).

Distance Learning Guide

Distance Learning Guide

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