Leading the transformation

Study towards the leading business and finance qualification in 2024.

Beyond insight. Beyond limits. Beyond expectations.

Which Route to take?

Learners with low or failed Mathematics in Grade 12

To study CIMA, you need a minimum of 30% pass in English and Mathematics

Students who have failed Mathematics will be considered for our ICB Bookkeeping Programme

Learners with Maths Literacy in Grade 12

To study CIMA,a minimum pass of level 4 in Maths Literacy is requirement.

Students with lower marks will be considered for our ICB Bookkeeping Programme

Have a Degree in Accounting or Business?

Alternatively, if you have a National Diploma, Degree in Accounting or Business related studies, you can apply to study with IMAS on a full-time or part-time basis.


The CIMA Professional qualification is recognized worldwide as the most relevant global finance qualification for business.

Join a global organisation powered by two of the world’s leading accounting bodies (AICPA – the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and CIMA).

The CIMA qualification is designed to bring together management accounting, financial accounting and business, so you’ll have the practicalskills employers need. That way, you’ll be qualified to work in a wide range of roles from finance to consultancy, IT to senior management positions.

As a CIMA-qualified professional, you will be able to drive business success. You will use your financial knowledge to influence strategic decisions and manage performance.

How long is the qualification? If you study towards the CIMA qualification on a full time basis at IMAS, it will take you three years to complete. 

More About CIMA

Available CIMA Study Levels

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting


BA1: Fundamentals of Business Economics

BA2: Fundamentals of Management Accounting

BA3: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

BA4: Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law


This level will take you a year.

Two subjects in the First Semester ( February – June 2024).

Two subjects in the Second Semester (August – November 2024).


CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting (Management Level)


P2: Advanced Management Accounting

F2: Advanced Financial Reporting

E2: Project and Relationship Management

MCS: Management Case Study


This level will take you a semester.

(September 2025 to February 2026)

CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting (Operational Level)


P1: Management Accounting

F1: Financial Reporting and Taxation

E1: Organisational Management

OCS: Operational Case Study


This level will take you a semester to complete

(February to August 2025)

Strategic Level


P3: Risk Management

F3: Financial Strategy

E3: Strategic Management

SCS: Strategic Case Study


This level will take you a semester.

(March to November 2026)

Foundation in Accountancy (FIA)

FIA is the perfect starting point for a career in accounting and finance

Ready To Join IMAS?

  • Fill in our online application form asap.


  • Full-Time First Semester Registration is Open until the 25th January 2024, with classes starting on the 12th February 2024.


  • For Full-Time students, registration is R 5000. And the remaining fees will be payable on a monthly basis via debit order.


2024 Application

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