Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

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CIMA is the world’s leading, and largest professional body of management accountants. It’s unique blend of management accounting, financial accounting and business oriented subjects produces competent and confident business leaders who can lead their organizations to sustainable success. CIMA is driving the technological evolution in the business world and at the core of the CIMA qualification are digital skills which ensure our students and members remain relevant in driving organizations forward.

(A) CIMA CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ACCOUNTING QUALIFICATION

Entry Requirements:

    • LGCSE – Minimum of a C in 4 subjects which include one of the following; Mathematics, English Language, and or Principles of Accounts.
      • Minimum of D or better in Mathematics
      • Minimum of E or better in English Language
    • COSC – Minimum of C in 4 subjects which include one of the following; Mathematics, English Language and or Principles of Accounts.
      • Minimum of D or better in Mathematics
      • Minimum of E or better in English
    • Overall aggregate for best six subjects not exceeding 36.
    • An applicant with either a Diploma, IB or Certificate in Business Studies/Accounting & Finance or Related from a TVET Institution registered with MOET.
    • Other comparable qualifications as assessed by ECOL and/or MOET.

(B) CIMA PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION(S)

(i) CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting (Operational Level)

    • CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting;
    • CIMA exemption for other qualifications obtained from approved institutions by CHE.

(ii) CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting (Management Level)

    • CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting;
    • CIMA exemption for other qualifications obtained from approved institutions by CHE.

(iii) Chartered Global Management Accountant CGMA (Strategic Level)

    • CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.
    • CIMA exemption for other qualifications obtained from approved institutions by CHE

 


NOTICE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS

    • The above entry requirements are applicable;
    • Study permit is required for international students;
    • A certificate of evaluation from the examinations Council of Lesotho or Council on Higher Education or Ministry of Education and Training should be attached for foreign qualifications.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

    • Diploma in Business studies should be from recognized institutions. For a list of recognized institutions. For a list of recognized institutions, please contact CAS Admissions office.
    • Attach certified copies of transcripts & certificates accompanied by full application fee as no application will be considered without these.
    • All LGCSE and any other transcripts may be forwarded to Examinations Council of Lesotho or any other institution for verification.

Course Syllabus

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

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

CIMA Operations (Diploma)

  • E1 – Managing Finance in a digital world
  • P1: Management Accounting
  • F1: Financial Reporting
  • OCS: Operational Case study

CIMA Management Level (Advanced Diploma)

  • E2 – Managing Performance
  • P2 – Advanced Management Accounting
  • F2 – Advanced Financial Reporting
  • MCS: Management Case Study

CIMA Strategic Level (Chartered Accounting Stage)

  • E3- Strategic Management
  • P3 – Risk Management
  • F3 – Financial Strategy
  • SCS: Strategic Case Study