All of our Accounting and Financial Management courses have been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). CIMA is one of the leading professional bodies for management accountants with more than 281,467 members and students in 177 countries.

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The registration fee for CIMA is paid for by LSBM itself, so many benefits are available to our students free of charge.

They can take advantage of CIMA online communities and free resources, including career support services such as: interview tips; CV support; discussion forums; graduate vacancies; networking events and employment skills classes. 

CIMA prepares people for a career in business. It teaches skills for strategic advice, managing risk and making key decisions, with a syllabus designed to deliver a strong understanding of all aspects of business so members can contribute in many areas of the organisations they work in.

Because all of our BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management courses are accredited by CIMA, our graduates will be granted exemptions from up to seven CIMA papers, as follows*:

BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics
BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law
E1 - Organisational Management
P1 - Management Accounting
F1 - Financial Reporting and Taxation

To get that exemptions list in perspective, there are only 13 CIMA papers in total. So exemptions from 7 of them represents being over halfway to qualifying for the CGMA (assuming you pass all the required courses during your degree).

This enables you to fast-track your progress to becoming an accountant.

* exemptions for the BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management (1 Year Top-up) are dependent on modules taken at levels 4 and 5

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