Are you interested in becoming a business professional but don’t have the time to attend classes? No problem. CIMA in partnership with Skills Academy has great accredited courses you can do. Don’t hesitate to give distance learning a chance and start your journey today.

What is CIMA? 

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants or CIMA for short was established in 1919. CIMA is a globally recognised institution that focuses on giving you skills and knowledge in finance and business industries. This institution has become the world’s largest professional body of management accountants by being in over 177 countries. 

Why Choose CIMA 

CIMA is greatly respected by many financial industries. By being internationally recognised, the qualification you recieve at the end of your course will also be internationally recognised. Therefore many major companies train their employees with CIMA courses.

International Career Opportunities

In many cases it is harder to get a job overseas because you don’t have a qualification that is recognised in that country. However with a CIMA qualification you can apply to major companies such as Ford, Nestle, BP, Shell, Sony and much more. This gives you the opportunity to expand your career without hesitation. 


All CIMA courses are done via distance learning. This means that you don’t attend a traditional classroom for your classes. Instead all your classes take place in the comfort of your home at your own pace. This is a great benefit if you have other responsibilities such as a fulltime job and you won’t have distractions from other students. 


You may be exempted from certain CIMA exams if you already have a qualification in that particular subject. Being exempted from an exam means that you won’t need to take a subject, do the exams for it or the assignments that come along with it throughout the year. Below are a few things you need to qualify for an exemption.

  • Have a qualification recognised in the CIMA database 
  • Be a an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) student or member
  • Have a master’s in Accounting      

For more information on how to be exempted from a CIMA exam click here.                                                                      

Advance your career with CIMA

Career Opportunities 

Once you have completed the course you will receive your qualification. You will create a professional CV which will list all your academic achievements, your strengths and weaknesses. Your CV will also state what you have to offer the company you are applying for. 

Here are a few Career Opportunities

  • Accountant Assistant 
  • Risk Manager 
  • Financial Controller 
  • Audit Manager 

Where can I Study Cima Courses

You can study these great courses at Skills Academy, a distance learning institution in South Africa. We offer a variety of courses that will help you kick start your career. All our courses are done through distance learning which means that you do not attend formal classroom classes. Distance learning has several benefits for students especially if you have a fulltime job. 

Benefits of Distance Learning at Skills Academy

You might want to further your studies but don’t have the time or resources to do it. With distance learning, the barriers that could hold you back are no longer there. Below are a few reasons why you should do a CIMA Course through distance learning. 

Pay as you Learn: As a student at Skills Academy, you only pay for the months you study. So you don’t have to worry about not being able to afford your tuition. 

Open Entry: You don’t need to have a matric certificate or the equivalent to study with Skills Academy. We strongly believe that all students should have the opportunity to study and we give you that opportunity. No matter how old you are or what educational qualification you have, you can study with Skills Academy. 

Online Tutors and Study Groups: We understand that studying alone can have its own challenges. Therefore we have online study groups that you can join. We also have highly skilled and qualified tutors that you can speak to at any time. Our tutors are available to help with coursework, assignments and tests. 

Related Courses 

If you are looking for similar courses to study at Skills Academy, you can look into the ones below. These are a combination of nated courses, accredited courses and provider programmes. All of which will give you the skills and knowledge you need to get your dream job.

Ready to Start Your CIMA Course? 

Start your CIMA Course by calling our highly skilled course experts today. 

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Author: Tia Sauls 
Last Updated: May 6, 2020

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