University of South Africa Management Accounting Courses Offered

by Israel Boafo Bansah

University of South Africa Management Accounting Courses Offered

University of South Africa strives to provide students with market relevant and quality qualifications that will improve their employability and thereby enhance their careers.

The study of Management Accounting pursues all aspects at the financial heart of a business including financial strategy, budgeting, forecasting, cost accounting, business valuations, risk and investment management techniques and enterprise governance to name a few. Qualifications in Management Accounting offer very exciting career opportunities to qualified students who wish to pursue a career in the business world with an emphasis on finance. Successful students will also have the opportunity to eventually become professionals by joining the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). The Department of Management Accounting at University of South Africa offers a number of Management Accounting-specific qualifications. It also contributes towards the Management Accounting needs of various other accounting sciences under- and postgraduate qualifications. Module offerings include costing, financial management techniques and data processing.

The mission of the Department of Management Accounting at University of South Africa is to be the leading Management Accounting tuition provider at a tertiary level in South Africa. It strives to transfer the required knowledge to students in such a manner that it will open their minds to identify new opportunities and to take up challenges and leadership roles in business and society. The Department also adheres to the high standards of CIMA as qualifications offered by the Department are endorsed by this international institute.

The benefits of studying with University of South Africa is that you gain a professional qualification and exemption from various exit levels at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) which will set you on the path to becoming a member of CIMA and gain an internationally recognised professional designation.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is an independent professional accounting body based in the United Kingdom that offers training for a qualification in Management Accounting and related business accounting subjects. CIMA, the largest management accounting body in the world offers continuing support for its members.

University of South Africa qualifications – a gateway to the CIMA professional qualification

The following six University of South Africa qualifications have been endorsed by CIMA with exemptions noted below:

University of South Africa QUALIFICATION CIMA EXEMPTION
Diploma in Accounting Sciences (3 year) (98200) Business Certificate
BCompt Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting (3 year) (98302) Operational Level (F1 and P1)
BCompt Accounting Sciences in Management Accounting (3 year) (98304) Operational Level (F1, P1 and E1)
BCompt Accounting Sciences in Management Accounting (Foundation)  (3 year) (98633-FMA) Operational Level (F1, P1 and E1)
Advanced Diploma in Accounting Sciences (1 year)  (98230) (BCom degree as pre-requisite) Operational Level (F1, P1 and E1)
Postgraduate Diploma in Management Accounting (4 year) (98205) Management Level (candidates gain direct access to Management Case Study exam)

Once you obtain any one of these University of South Africa qualifications, you will qualify for exemption from specified exam papers at CIMA, and may qualify for partial credit towards a CIMA qualification. These three qualifications allow an opportunity for a step-by-step progress at University of South Africa in preparation for the strategic stage CIMA-level examinations and ACMA qualifications.

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