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Edge Business School CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
Edge Business School

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

Sandton, South Africa

6 Months


Full time, Part time

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Feb 2024

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Blended, Distance Learning, On-Campus


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The Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA) is your starting point if you’re new to accountancy. You will learn the fundamentals of business economics, financial accounting, management accounting, and ethical considerations of commercial activity. Most students take around 6 to 12 months to complete the qualification, which consists of four subjects, assessed by computer-based exams.

Once you have passed this qualification, you can work in account clerks or administration roles. You can then move onto studying CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Professional qualification and begin with CIMA Operational.

By studying the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting at Edge Business School, you’ll come away equipped with a strong, solid understanding of fundamental accounting, management, and business principles to kick-start your career in the world of business and finance. You will develop skills in financial reporting, forecasting performance, data analysis, and more!


A South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a good understanding of English and Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy.

The certificate consists of four subjects:

BA1: Fundamentals of Economics;

BA2: Fundamentals of Management Accounting;

BA3: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting;

BA4: Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance, and Business Law

Qualifying as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) with CIMA will open up Global job opportunities from multinationals like Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Nestle - to the newest start-ups in the public and private sectors. Chances are, in any industry you can think of, there will be CGMA designation holders.

As a CGMA designation holder, you can earn more and go further. Even while you are still studying, you are capable of landing your dream position. Because working on getting your designation shows your employers, you are dedicated, hardworking, and serious about your future.

And, if you are already working, the CGMA designation can give you that additional boost to help you move up the ladder.

Edge understands the need of the current school leaver. Offering you a Full-Time CIMA offering like no other.

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