CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (CIMA Cert BA) is an entry level qualification to the CIMA Professional Qualification and is a recognised qualification at NQF Level 5, which will help you to build your business and financial knowledge. It’s a qualification in its own right and a great introduction to the world of business, whether you’re looking to secure a top job or run your own business. Upon completion of the 4 modules, you can use the designation CIMA Cert BA after your name.

Whether you already work in business and want a professional qualification to help you progress, or you have no business or finance background and want to start a career in Finance/ Business/ Accounting, studying CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting could be the best career decision you can ever make.

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CIMA Certificate Level Structure

The Certificate in Business Accounting qualification is made up of 4 Objective Test Modules which are:

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

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CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting Exams

The good thing about the CIMA Certificate Level qualification is that exams are on a “on demand basis” meaning that you can schedule and sit for an exam whenever you feel you are ready for the exam. CIMA Cert BA can be completed at your own pace since you choose an exam date that suits you. The exams are computer based and can be taken online at the comfort of your home or office (there will be an online proctor). Alternatively, you can sit for the exam at any Pearson VUE accredited Computer Based Exam Centre near you.

The CIMA Cert BA exams are 2 hours long and consist of 60 compulsory objective test questions (except for BA4 which has 85 questions), these could be made up of: Multiple Choice/ Multiple Response/ Number Entry/ Drag and Drop/ Hot Spot/ Item Sets etc. Short scenarios may be given to which one or more test questions relate. CIMA uses a scoring system for its exams so generally you will need to obtain at least around 70% in order to pass an exam.

Why Study CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting?

Do you want to become a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), A Chartered Accountant [CA (SA)] or do you desire to have a successful career in Finance/ Accounting/ Business?

Then Study CIMA! Get started for a successful career in Business, Finance/ Accounting by Studying for the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA) at Contemporary Training to bypass university and head straight for the world of business. 

You don’t need a degree to start a successful career after school or college but the right professional qualification and training. The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, lays a solid foundation for future job opportunities by learning the basics of financial management. Whether you’re fresh out of school or a college graduate, this learning programme offers you an invaluable opportunity to up-skill yourself and become a chartered professional.

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting Registration

Registration for the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting is open to all, regardless of educational background. CIMA’s flexible entry policy enables anyone with the passion to succeed in business to study & succeed. All you need to register for CIMA Certificate in Business Acounting (CIMA Cert BA) is basic competence in Mathematics and English Language (O Level / Grade 11).

To register for CIMA & Get started with your CIMA studies just send the following documents with a request for CIMA Registration to Documents needed are your ID copy, all your certificates if you have any, your email and your home address. Alternatively, you may register as a CIMA student on your own via this link

CIMA Registration will need be confirmed by payment of the CIMA Registration fee which we will include on your invoice unless you indicate that you will pay it separately using other methods.

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Where To Study CIMA

Contemporary Training is the place to study CIMA Certificate in South Africa and Africa. As a CIMA Registered Tuition Provider, we offer CIMA Exam Preparation Tuition Classes – 4 semesters a year. A semester is generally 3 months long. Contemporary Training, CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting Tuition & Exam Preparation Class Sessions will enable you to fully prepare, pass your CIMA exams and progress through the CIMA professional qualification faster. Enhance your career and enrich your life by enrolling with us

CIMA Classes

Our CIMA Classes cover Tuition and are a full CIMA exam preparation package where you will be imparted with all the knowledge and skills to pass your CIMA Certificate in business Accounting Exams. Below is a schedule of our CIMA Certificate level Classes.

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CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting Study Costs

Our CIMA Tuition Class fees range from as little as R1500 per module including all the relevant study resources & study support. Self-sponsored students may pay their fees in instalments, interest free and all students can benefit from our pass guarantee policy. To get an accurate cost estimate for your CIMA studies, please request a quote via this link:

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