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Distance learning courses for the CIMA Management level.
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    Webinar with a tutor to help you structure your studies and get the most out of online learning.
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    Create a study plan to keep you focussed and highlight areas of importance within the syllabus.
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120 hours of e-learning content

Each course contains over 120 hours of content written and approved by CIMA

 
Jargon busters to clarify technical concepts
Mid module questions to check your understanding, with instant feedback

Check your progress with these tests, helping you to identify strengths and areas requiring further study.

Real life examples to help you simulate real life business problems and work out solutions

See how course content can be applied to solve real business problems, helping you to apply your own knowledge practically in work.

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Official CIMA online study text

Online study text containing all the theory needed to pass your exams, including examples, questions and answers.

Official CIMA online revision kit

Online exam practice kit containing revision topics and past exam questions.

Introductory Welcome Pack

Welcome Pack outlining syllabus, exam structure and learning resources available with CIMAstudy Prime.

Study planners

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E2 Project and Relationship Management

CIMAstudy

£140

CIMAstudy Prime

£200

E2 emphasises a holistic, integrated approach to managing organisations, from external and internal perspectives. It builds on the understanding of organisational structuring gained from E1 and is centred on the concept of strategy and how organisational strategy can be implemented though people, projects, processes and relationships. It provides the basis for developing further insights into how to formulate and implement organisational strategy, which is covered in E3.

  • Introduction to strategic management and assessing the global environment (30%)
    • Discuss developments in strategic management.
    • Analyse the relationship between different aspects of the global business environment.
  • The human aspects of the organisation (20%)
    • Discuss the concepts associated with managing through people.
    • Discuss the hard and soft aspects of people and organisational performance.
  • Managing relationships (20%)
    • Discuss the effectiveness of organisational relationships.
    • Discuss management tools and techniques in managing organisational relations.
  • Managing change through projects (30%)
    • Advise on important elements in the change process.
    • Discuss the concepts involved in managing projects.
  • Dates:
    The Professional qualification is made up of two types of computer-based assessments:
    • 90 minute objective tests for each of the three subjects within each level - these are on demand and can be taken all year
    • A three hour case study exam when you have completed all objective tests and want to progress to the next level - these are available in four windows a year. Exams are available for five days from Tuesday to Saturday. View the current exam timetable.
  • Scheduling:
    Objective tests are available all year. We recommend that you schedule an exam at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Locations:
    CIMA is working in partnership with Pearson VUE who have over 5,000 test centres in 178 countries. Find your nearest Pearson VUE centre.
  • Duration:
    Objective tests are 90 minutes. Case study exams are 3 hours
  • Exam requirements:
    You must pass (or be exempt from) all three objective tests at a level before you can move onto the case study exam. When you have passed the case study exam you can move onto the next level and start the objective tests for that level. The Strategic Level case study exam is the last exam that you will take.
  • Pass marks:
    For information on pass marks for objective tests and case studies, please visit www.cimaglobal.com/results.
  • More information:
    Visit the CIMA exam preparation page.

You must have completed all 3 papers in the Operational Level before progressing on to the Management Level paper. Degree students may qualify for exemptions from the Management Level depending on the content of your degree.

Students who have completed managerial levels in the 2010 (or earlier) syllabus will progress to the next level. Students who are mid-way through a level, will need to complete any outstanding Objective Tests at that level, as well as the newly introduced Integrated Case Study, at that level. For more details please visit: www.cimaglobal.com/exemptions.

P2 Advanced Management Accounting

CIMAstudy

£140

CIMAstudy Prime

£200

Focusing primarily on the long term, P2 builds on the insights about costs and their drivers (from P1) to provide the competences needed to analyse, plan and manage costs to support the implementation of the organisation’s strategy. It shows how to manage and control the performance of various units of the organisation in line with both short-term budgets and long-term strategy. Finally P2 covers investment decision making and the risks associated with such decisions. It provides the basis for developing deeper understanding of various types of risks affecting the strategy and operations of organisations (covered in P3).

  • Cost planning and analysis for competitive advantage (25%)
    • Evaluate techniques for analysing and managing costs for competitive advantage.
  • Control and performance management of responsibility centres (30%)
    • Discuss decision making in responsibility centres.
    • Discuss issues arising from the use of performance measures and budgets for control.
    • Evaluate issues arising from the division of the organisation into responsibility centres.
  • Long-term decision making (30%)
    • Evaluate information to support project appraisal.
    • Discuss pricing strategies and their consequences.
  • Management control and risk (15%)
    • Analyse information to assess its impact on long-term decisions.
    • Discuss management’s responsibilities with regard to risk.
  • Dates:
    The Professional qualification is made up of two types of computer-based assessments:
    • 90 minute objective tests for each of the three subjects within each level - these are on demand and can be taken all year
    • A three hour case study exam when you have completed all objective tests and want to progress to the next level - these are available in four windows a year. Exams are available for five days from Tuesday to Saturday. View the current exam timetable.
  • Scheduling:
    Objective tests are available all year. We recommend that you schedule an exam at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Locations:
    CIMA is working in partnership with Pearson VUE who have over 5,000 test centres in 178 countries. Find your nearest Pearson VUE centre.
  • Duration:
    Objective tests are 90 minutes. Case study exams are 3 hours
  • Exam requirements:
    You must pass (or be exempt from) all three objective tests at a level before you can move onto the case study exam. When you have passed the case study exam you can move onto the next level and start the objective tests for that level. The Strategic Level case study exam is the last exam that you will take.
  • Pass marks:
    For information on pass marks for objective tests and case studies, please visit www.cimaglobal.com/results.
  • More information:
    Visit the CIMA exam preparation page.

You must have completed all 3 papers in the Operational Level before progressing on to the Management Level paper. Degree students may qualify for exemptions from the Management Level depending on the content of your degree.

Students who have completed managerial levels in the 2010 (or earlier) syllabus will progress to the next level. Students who are mid-way through a level, will need to complete any outstanding Objective Tests at that level, as well as the newly introduced Integrated Case Study, at that level. For more details please visit: cimaglobal.com/exemptions.

F2 Advanced Financial Reporting

CIMAstudy

£140

CIMAstudy Prime

£200

F2 builds on the competencies gained from F1. It covers how to effectively source the long-term finance required to fund the operations of organisations, particularly their capital investments. It also deepens the coverage of financial reporting to more complex aspects of group accounting and analyses the rules governing the recognition and measurement of various elements of the financial statements. Finally it shows how to analyse financial statements to provide insights about the financial performance and position of the organisation over time and in comparison with others.

  • Sources of long-term finance (15%)
    • Discuss types and sources of long-term finance for an incorporated entity.
    • Calculate a weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for an incorporated entity.
  • Financial reporting (60%)
    • Produce consolidated primary financial statements, incorporating accounting transactions and adjustments, in accordance with relevant international accounting standards, in an ethical manner.
    • Demonstrate the impact on the preparation of the consolidated financial statements of certain complex group scenarios.
    • Discuss the need for and nature of disclosure of transactions between related parties
    • Produce the disclosures for earnings per share.
  • Analysis of financial performance and position (25%)
    • Evaluate the financial performance, financial position and financial adaptability of an incorporated entity.
  • Dates:
    The Professional qualification is made up of two types of computer-based assessments:
    • 90 minute objective tests for each of the three subjects within each level - these are on demand and can be taken all year
    • A three hour case study exam when you have completed all objective tests and want to progress to the next level - these are available in four windows a year. Exams are available for five days from Tuesday to Saturday. View the current exam timetable.
  • Scheduling:
    Objective tests are available all year. We recommend that you schedule an exam at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Locations:
    CIMA is working in partnership with Pearson VUE who have over 5,000 test centres in 178 countries. Find your nearest Pearson VUE centre.
  • Duration:
    Objective tests are 90 minutes. Case study exams are 3 hours
  • Exam requirements:
    You must pass (or be exempt from) all three objective tests at a level before you can move onto the case study exam. When you have passed the case study exam you can move onto the next level and start the objective tests for that level. The Strategic Level case study exam is the last exam that you will take.
  • Pass marks:
    For information on pass marks for objective tests and case studies, please visit www.cimaglobal.com/results.
  • More information:
    Visit the CIMA exam preparation page.

You must have completed all 3 papers in the Operational Level before progressing on to the Management Level paper. Degree students may qualify for exemptions from the Management Level depending on the content of your degree.

Students who have completed managerial levels in the 2010 (or earlier) syllabus will progress to the next level. Students who are mid-way through a level, will need to complete any outstanding Objective Tests at that level, as well as the newly introduced Integrated Case Study, at that level. For more details please visit: cimaglobal.com/exemptions.

CS Case Study

A CIMAstudy Case Study course contains different features to a CIMAstudy Objective Test course.

  • Official Online Case Study Text, written specifically for the Case Study exam. The only text endorsed by CIMA.
  • Online Familiarisation & Practice Workbook which provides guidance on the pre-seen material and a recommended study approach with sign off from CIMA.
  • CIMAstudy Case Study Guide which will explain the best way to work through the Study Text and Familiarisation & Practice Workbook.
  • A pilot paper to help you get to grips with the best exam approach.
  • 1 live Mock Exam based on the pre-seen material which you can complete and submit for marking on a set date.

CIMAstudy

£250

The integrated case study covers all 3 pillars within the level you are sitting.

The exam consists of a linked task - a chain of questions which will contain elements from more than one paper in that level.

For example: the Operational Integrated Case Study could involve creating costings for a product (P1 task), followed by advising on how best to market the product (E1 task), followed by the impact on the financial statements of holding more inventory (F1 task).

  • Dates:
    The Professional qualification is made up of two types of computer-based assessments:
    • 90 minute objective tests for each of the three subjects within each level - these are on demand and can be taken all year
    • A three hour case study exam when you have completed all objective tests and want to progress to the next level - these are available in four windows a year. Exams are available for five days from Tuesday to Saturday. View the current exam timetable.
  • Scheduling:
    Objective tests are available all year. We recommend that you schedule an exam at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Locations:
    CIMA is working in partnership with Pearson VUE who have over 5,000 test centres in 178 countries. Find your nearest Pearson VUE centre.
  • Duration:
    Objective tests are 90 minutes. Case study exams are 3 hours
  • Exam requirements:
    You must pass (or be exempt from) all three objective tests at a level before you can move onto the case study exam. When you have passed the case study exam you can move onto the next level and start the objective tests for that level. The Strategic Level case study exam is the last exam that you will take.
  • Pass marks:
    For information on pass marks for objective tests and case studies, please visit www.cimaglobal.com/results.
  • More information:
    Visit the CIMA exam preparation page.

You must have completed all 5 papers in the Certificate Level before progressing on to the Operational Level. AAT qualified students will be exempt from the Certificate Level and proceed straight to the Operational Level. Degree students may qualify for exemptions from the Operational Level depending on the content of your degree.

Students who have completed Operational Level in the 2010 (or earlier) syllabus will progress to the next level. Students who are mid-way through a level, will need to complete any outstanding Objective Tests at that level, as well as the newly introduced Integrated Case Study, at that level. For more details please visit: cimaglobal.com/exemptions.

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