Exceed your own business expectations with ICS
If you want to pursue a career in accountancy, qualifying to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is one of the best routes available.
CIMA is an internationally recognised and respected body offering one of the most highly regarded qualifications there is for strategic and financial management.
Indeed, you'll find the scope of the CIMA qualification goes well beyond pure accountancy and even most management courses to provide a complete education for business in the 21st century. What's more, with ICS you have the flexibility to decide which papers to study, and how many of them at each stage. And even as you learn, you can expect to see your prospects and your salary grow!
The Economy and the Growth of Economic Welfare
The Market System and the Competitive Process
The Macroeconomic Framework
The Open Economy
Preparing for the Assessment
No management or accountancy experience is required to begin studying but you must be 18 years or older, with 2 A Levels (Grades A - E) and 3 GCSEs (Grade C or above), including English Language and Maths at either level. Advanced GNVQs in Business and National Diploma/Certificates in Business are also acceptable. The CIMA will also consider students aged 25 or older who have considerable practical experience of accountancy and are currently working in the field.
100 hours approx. For example: 8 hours per week to complete in 3 months, or 2 hours per week to complete in 12 months. Study as little or as much as you wish.
As an ICS student you will have your very own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus our team of Student Advisors are only a phone call away for all the practical advice you may need - so we really are with you 100%.
This course includes a number of assessments that you complete as part of your coursework and then forward to your tutor for grading and comments. You'll also be required to sit exams at an authorised testing centre near you. Exams are held in May and November each year.
What our students say
"I try to do some study every day, but you can work for half an hour here and there, as it suits you. It's not like going back to college, because you can keep working while you're studying. Once I've got the qualification under my belt, it'll give me more choices in what I want to do." Craig Young, ICS Graduate, Dundee
Management Accountant - working in either practice, industry or consultancy
Free With Course
An ICS study pack which contains a document wallet, sticky notes, ball pen and highlighter and ruler to help you get started.
There is no specific recommended reading for this course, but you may wish to read widely around your subject to enhance your knowledge as you progress.