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CIMA Professional Development Modules

CIMA Diploma Qualifications
CIMA Professional Development Modules

If you wish to gain CIMA qualifications, you 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. 

Aberdeen Business School is Business School of the Year (Times Higher Education 2020 Awards)

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date

September & January

Course Length



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

Learning Methods

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

CampusMoodle offers full online access to tutors and other class members. You 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 you 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

All learning outcomes will be assessed by an exercise requiring the design of a records management strategy.


Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Online Learning & Support

All online learning students, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.


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

You 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. 

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


Distance Learning Full-time 2020/21

  • Fundamentals of Business Economics BA1 (BS1315) - £790
  • Fundamentals of Management Accounting BA2 (BS1316) - £790
  • Fundamentals of Financial Accounting BA3 (BS1317) - £790
  • Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law BA4 (BS1318) - £790
  • Organisational Management CIMA E1 (BS2370) - £630
  • Management Accounting CIMA P1 (BS2371) - £630
  • Financial Reporting and Taxation (BS2372) - £630
  • Integrated Case Study – CIMA Operational Level (BS2373) - £470
  • Project and Relationship Management CIMA E2 (BS3370) - £630
  • Advanced Management Accounting CIMA P2 (BS3371) - £630
  • Advanced Financial Reporting CIMA F2 (BS3372) - £630
  • Integrated Case Study – CIMA Management Level (BS3373) - £470

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


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