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Course Summary

Course Name:

Business Accounting: CIMA Operational Level

Certification Type:

Course Level:

NQF6

Duration:

The Business Accounting: CIMA Operational Level is the second level within the CIMA Business Accounting programme. This programme will help you understand the responsibilities of a management accountant and how operations within Business Management work.


Course Information

Accredited by

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Examinations

There are three computer-based CIMA assessments for this course. Each of these tests have a duration of 90 minutes.

You will also have to complete the operational case study exam which is 3 hours long.

Award Type

National Diploma

Award Issued by

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

SAQA ID

24406

NQF Level

The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 06

Minimum Credits

240

Entrance Criteria

Business Accounting: CIMA Certificate Level (Cert BA) (NQF 05)

Business Accounting: CIMA Operational Level Course Subjects

Completion of all Business Accounting: CIMA Certificate Level (Cert BA) subjects:

Instructional offering:

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


Business Accounting: CIMA Operational Level Course Subjects

Instructional Offering:

  • E1 Managing Finance in a Digital World
  • F1 Financial Reporting
  • P1 Management Accounting
  • OPS CS Operational Case Study
  • CPP Operational Gateway

What Will I Learn?

Business Accounting: CIMA Operational Level Course has the following subject details:


E1 Managing Finance In A Digital World

You will learn:

  • Who regulators are and how regulations are applied
  • How to prepare financial statements
  • How to use Financial reporting standards
  • How organisations are structured in the digital world
  • How to establish effective interactions to achieve a strategic objective
  • F1 Financial Reporting


You will learn:

  • Who regulators are and why they are necessary
  • How regulations are applied
  • How to prepare basic financial statements
  • How to meet the financial reporting standards
  • P1 Management Accounting


You will learn:

  • Why costing is done
  • What costing is used for
  • Costing methods and techniques
  • Where and when to use digital costing
  • How to prepare budgets and implement them
  • How to apply techniques for making decisions
  • OPS CS Operational Case Study


Each CIMA Case Study Examination integrates the knowledge, techniques, and skills from your course subjects into a single examination.

Candidates will be provided with a simulated context of an entry-level finance professional which will allow students to demonstrate that they have the correct mindset and skills for their role.


CPP Operational Gateway

This part of the course is in close connection with the OPS CS Operational Case Study and both course parts are to be completed together.

Why Choose To Study With Bellview

Studying via Distance Learning through Bellview has countless advantages and benefits. You can view these benefits and advantages here.


Application Process

You can apply for CIMA studies through Bellview Institute of Distance Learning in the following manner:

Contacting one of Bellview’s course specialists

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Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities you will have with a Business Accounting: CIMA Operational Level qualification include:

  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Financial Manager


For more information on career paths after completing a CIMA course, have a look here: 
https://bellview.edu.za/courses/cima-courses

Frequently Asked Questions

The Business Accounting: CIMA Operational Level Course is equivalent to an NQF level 6 qualification.

You will receive a Diploma qualification after completing your Business Accounting: CIMA Operational Level Course.

There is no limit on the number of times you attempt CIMA examinations. You can keep writing your exams until you pass or get your desired result.

You can follow many career paths with a CIMA qualification, including: 

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Management Accountant
  • Business Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Finance Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Some jobs that you can get with a CIMA qualification that are in high demand include:

  • Financial Reporting Accountants
  • Financial Analysts
  • Financial Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Corporate Finance Specialists
  • Internal Auditors

Author: Karla Nortier
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: February 18, 2022