About CIMA


CIMA is the world’s leading, and largest, professional body of management accountants. It’s unique blend of management accounting, financial accounting and business-focused subjects produces competent and confident CGMAs who can lead their organisations to sustainable success.

The syllabus is designed to deliver a strong understanding of all aspects of business such that upon qualifying, CIMA members are able to contribute in many areas of an organization. IT TAKES STRATEGIC VISION TO LEAD. Management accountants analyse information to advise strategy and drive sustainable business success. Anyone can study the CIMA qualification, whether they’re new to finance and business or an experienced professional.

Our Programmes

CIMA UNISA Programmes

CIMA Professional Qualification

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

What we teach

CIMA teaches strategic business and management skills including:



To analyse information and utilize it to make business decisions.


To formulate business strategy so as to create wealth and add shareholder value.


To determine what information management needs and explain the numbers to non-financial managers.



To apply accounting techniques to plan and budget.



To identify and manage risk.

Advantages of becoming a CIMA Member

Be recognized globally

By becoming a CIMA member you will join the world’s largest professional body of management accountants. You will be able to use the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation and be part of a truly global network.

Demonstrate professionalism and employ-ability

As a CIMA student or member, you show employers that you have a commitment to uphold the highest ethical and professional standards. Our on-going professional development also keeps your qualification relevant.

Combine finance and business

CIMA focuses on business, giving you more than just accounting knowledge. You will not only be financially qualified but also professionally trained in business management, capable of advising on business strategy and risk management.

Boost your earning potential

A CIMA qualification can increase your earning potential, even while you are still studying. Our global salary surveys show what you can expect to earn as a fully qualified or part-qualified professional.

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