University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Management Accounting

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Professional course will allow you to progress and have considerable influence in your chosen field. Whether you aim to work in commerce, financial services, consultancy, government, the public sector or manufacturing, this course is for you. The CIMA Professional Qualification allows you to become a chartered management accountant. You will be a professional who can shape and control the future of organisations. CIMA members are more than just accountants. On our course, you acquire a set of world class finance skills, including strategic thinking and risk and performance management skills. This is your passport to career success in a range of business and finance roles. The University of South Wales is a CIMA Global Learning Premium Partner, the highest possible accreditation under CIMA's quality assurance scheme for training providers. We have a fully implemented CIMA syllabus and an assessment regime, and have worked closely with CIMA to align our course. We also work closely with the local CIMA member branch for the benefit of our students, and have hosted a number of CPD events in recent years. Tutors from the university have delivered lectures on sustainability accounting, performance management, risk management and Islamic banking and finance. In addition, we have significant experience of providing bespoke CPD to large, local organisations.

Course modules

Operational level: Paper P1 management accounting; paper E1 organisational management; paper F1 financial reporting and taxation; operational level integrated case study. Management level: Paper P2 advanced management accounting; paper E2 project and relationship management; paper F2 advanced financial reporting; management level integrated case study. Strategic level: Paper P3 risk management; paper E3 strategic management; paper F3 financial strategy; strategic level integrated case study.

Assessment methods

The professional qualification is assessed by computer based exams. Each level of the qualification (operational, management, strategic) has 2 assessment points; a 90 minute computer based exam for each subject within that level, plus an integrated case study exam.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional Qualification Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
Professional Qualification Part-time March 2017 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus, Newport Newport (Wales) NP20 2BP Wales

Key information

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