The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)


The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is a UK professional accountancy body whose focus is on training and qualifying accountants in business. It is the world's leading and largest professional body of management accountants.
It represents financial manageIt represents financial managers and accountants who work in industry, commerce, not-for-profit and public sector organisations. Its key activities are related to strategies for use within business. Being part of CIMA means being part of a team that strives for the ever-greater employability of those who drive the world's successful businesses.


Continuing Education Department

Entry Requirements
For Certificate Level Entry
  • A National Diploma (12 years of schooling) with a score of 60% (C grade) or above. All equivalent UK and international qualifications (IB, GCSE) are also accepted. In case of Bankers, students with less than 60% & 1 year experience.
  • Applicants for whom English is not their first language, an IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent will also be required. (This requirement may be exempted for those who have completed certain courses in English medium).
  • Computerized objective test and computerized integrated case studies
Examining Authorities

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Programme Content
  • C1 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • C2 Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • C3 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
  • C4 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • C4 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • E1 Organisational Management
  • P1 Management Accounting
  • F1 Financial Reporting and Taxation
  • E2 Project and Relationship Management
  • P2 Advanced Management Accounting
  • F2 Advanced Financial Reporting
  • E3 Strategic Management
  • P3 Risk Management
  • F3 Financial Strategy
Why to Study CIMA @ CBFS

CBFS unites a dedicated team of faculty with rich relevant academic (PhD, M.Phil and MBA. M.Com., M.A.) and professional qualifications (from CIMA(UK), CISI(UK) and ICAI(India), CII (UK), LOMA (US), LLB, ACCA(UK)) supported by relevant industry experience.

The training system at CBFS is designed especially for students with English as a second language. CBFS CIMA program is designed to meet the needs of those aiming for a career in accountancy. The courses would enable the students to meet the challenges of the CIMA examinations successfully and at the same time enhance the knowledge, skills and professional competence.

Gain CGMA title
Gain CGMA title

Your employees will progress through the CIMA Professional Qualification. Those who obtain the qualification, and meet the professional experience criteria, will become a Chartered Global Management Accountant® (CGMA®) designation holder.

AICPA – United States only

The CGMA designation complements the US CPA credential. US CPAs can obtain the designation by meeting management accounting experience requirements, in addition to the exam and experience requirements of earning the US CPA credential.

Both pathways are supported by product and service portfolios that ensure your people are equipped to navigate business challenges. The AICPA and CIMA support and encourage sustainable business growth and outstanding performance with both instructor-led and online learning experiences, in-depth research, tools and techniques. In addition, employer accreditation programmes are offered to help you support your staff while they obtain the skills that will drive your business growth.
Intake twice a year - August and February

Contact Details
  • Dr. Ahmed Al Abdali – Director, Continuing Education Department
    Tel: 22059825
  • Mr Mohammed Farzan, Program Leader for CIMA
  • Mr. Ahmed Al Raisi – coordinator, Continuing Education Department
    Tel: 22059826
  • Mr. Ahmed Al Wardi – Admin Assistant, Continuing Education Department
    Tel: 22059827
  • College Registration fee (one-time, not applicable to students of CBFS): OMR 50
  • Tuition fee - OMR 300
  • For flexible payments, group and corporate discounts, contact the Coordinator, CED.