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Your CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting will include:

Blended Learning


  • On-demand digital content
  • Personalised learning
  • Online and in-person learner engagement


  • Bespoke learning materials
  • Purpose built learning platform
  • Computer-based exams with instant grades


  • Dedicated tutor throughout
  • Get support via telephone, email or online

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting gives you a solid grounding in the basics of management accounting, financial accounting and business, and prepares you for a future career as a management accountant. A management accountant develops skills and insight to be able to analyse and make strategic decisions about an organisation’s finances.

Studying CIMA through our online learning solution is the perfect way to gain a professional management accounting qualification around your current lifestyle. The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting comprises of four units, each assessed by a computer-based exam.


Those looking to advance their accounting career


Online learning


Flexible start


9 – 12 months

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CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

  • What you will learn

    This level contains the following units:

    • Unit BA1: Fundamentals of Business Economics
    • Unit BA2: Fundamentals of Management Accounting
    • Unit BA3: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
    • Unit BA4: Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

  • Key outcomes

    • Identify, control and manage costs, prepare budget statements, and make financial decisions based on your analysis
    • Prepare financial statements, use control techniques, and work within the regulatory framework
    • Use financial management mathematics, including probability calculations, forecasting techniques, solving equations, and data analysis
    • Understand the effects of corporate governance and legal frameworks, and the importance of ethics within business

  • What's included

    • Unlimited access to BabingtonOnline, our online learning platform
    • Tutor support with regular chat sessions
    • Official CIMA text books

  • Assessment

    A computer-based exam taken per unit at a local assessment centre
  • Prerequisites

    No formal qualifications are required but a good understanding of Maths and English is highly advised
  • Progression

    The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting qualification gives you the opportunity to move on to further studies such as the CIMA Professional Qualification, which is the pathway to becoming a chartered management accountant.
    Upon completing the CIMA Certificate you could become a member of CIMA, which offers many advantages, from unique networking opportunities to CPD support. Standing apart from other accountants, you’ll be a desirable addition to any organisation.
  • Career path

    You will be eligible for the following roles after qualification: Assistant Finance Manager, Assistant Accountant, Financial Controller, Financial Manager, Finance Analyst
  • Payment

    CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting £1550 (inc VAT).
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