The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is a United Kingdom-based professional body offering qualifications in management accountancy and related subjects, focused on accounting for business. CIMA is continuously gaining recognition as one of largest and leading professional body of management accountants throughout the world. CIMA South Africa has been recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority as the professional body for management accountants in South Africa. Thousands of organisations employ CIMA students and members, many in the knowledge that their businesses will benefit from the financial expertise and strategic vision that Chartered Management Accountants possess.
The Operational Level focuses on the short term and the implementation of decisions. Students will be able to work with others in the organisation and use appropriate data and technology to translate medium-term decisions into short-term actionable plans.
Two types of exams are used for this level. Each of the three papers will be assessed by an Objective test. The objective test is a 90 minute Computer Based Assessment (CBA), which means the results would be available immediately.
In addition to the objective tests is an integrated Case Study Exam. The integrated case studies are three hour long, computer based assessments. They include both pre-seen material and unseen material.
*Candidates must have completed the three objective tests before attempting the integrated study exam.