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CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting (CIMA DIP MA)

National Diploma: Management Accounting, NQF6, SAQA ID 67694


Management Accounting has been identified as on of 2018/2019 most in demand position within the financial sector (Careerjunction, April ’18) both locally and internationally, the CIMA designation, being the most requested pre-requisite skill.

On successful completion of the programme, students gain the CIMA Qualification in Management Accounting and are awarded with CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting in English. CIMA qualified specialists can use CIMA Dip MA, the CIMA approved part-qualified designator letters, for official documents and on their business cards.

The CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting (Dip MA) is a qualification in its own right and also forms a formal entry route into the CIMA Professional Qualification. Once students successfully complete both qualifications and qualify for membership, they will be awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. 




Features & Benefits


  • By becoming a CIMA member you will join the world’s largest professional body of management accountants. You will be able to use the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation and be part of a truly global network, making international transferability a no effort exercise.
  • The CGMA designation is powered by two of the world’s leading accounting bodies – CIMA and AICPA. It aims to establish management accounting as the most valued profession in business worldwide.
  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies. 

  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal, exclusively available to AIE graduates. Visit for more.  



International Alliances/Progression Options (As per CIMA website)

CIMA members have access to a number of strategic alliances, including:

Admission Requirements:

  • CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
  • If you hold a Master’s or MBA in Accounting, you can take the accelerated Master’s Gateway route to the CIMA Professional Qualification.
  • Undergraduate's degree in Accounting.

Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. AIE, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusivly to AIE students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide three models:



  • CORECore Spec, Dell Inspiron 15” 3593 Series i5
  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Inspiron 15” 3593 Series i7
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 3500 Series i7

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15" laptop that meets all your everyday needs and looks good doing it. Featuring 10th generation Intel®

10th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1035G1 Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.6 GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display, 8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz, 1TB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive, DVD Drive (Reads /Writes to DVD/CD), NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) MX230 with 2GB GDDR5 graphics memory, Windows 10 Home 64bit English, 1Y Collect and Return Service

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The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks. Featuring 10th generation Intel® processors and an array of ports.

10th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1065G7 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 3.9 GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Display, 8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz, 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive, Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD), NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) MX230 with 2GB GDDR5 graphics memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

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Get serious with the high spec Latitude, Dell’s flagship hardware for high end graphics and processing.

8th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 -8565U, 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Display, 16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive, Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD), NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) MX130 with 2GB GDDR5 graphics memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

Salaries & Skills



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  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    Full Time 

    • 12 months (10 Sessions/Week, 2:00 hours each, +- 2 ½ day/week, class times are between 08:30 & 16:00) 
    • All credits are achieved via your study duration at the institute, studio time and project-based assignments. 

    *Sessions will be grouped together to lower cost of traveling, however, in some cases classes may not follow this convention and schedules are subject to change. 


    Online & Part Time  

    • Part Time = 12 months (2 x evening classes, 18:00 to 21:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thur) 
    • Online = 12 Months (Online live Q&A or structured classes, twice/week, 17:00 - 18:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thurs) 
    • Credits are obtained through a combination of live virtual classes, pre-recorded video lectures and project-based tasks.  
  • Career Options

    • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
    • Business Managers
    • Management Accountant
    • Finance Manager
    • Cost Accountant
    • Business Analyst
    • Management Consultant
    • CFO
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:  


    • Free WIFI (10GB/Month, On Campus only).  
    • CIMA Approved and Accredited textbooks 
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, and Getting Started Guide.  
    • Access to our myAIE student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets.   

What you get

Upon completion you will receive your:

Our Learning Methods

At AIE, The Academic Institute of Excellence we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. This is influenced by many factors including, circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. It is for this reason that we have developed our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning that encompasses multiple delivery methods, involving our three main channels.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our myWay Instructor-led or Mentorship based classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in-field experience, combined with our blended platform to make up a full day or selective days within a week.

Part Time

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.


We have re-defined online learning. Our myWay Online Learning ensures that the student is supported by technology and people throughout his academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.

Career Video

Watch this video to understand why you need a CIMA qualification. 

Important Notes

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: Exam fees NOT included in Course Fees. The exam fees of R1400 are paid directly to CIMA upon registration of exam.

Organisational Management

  • Introduction to organisations - 25%
  • Managing the finance function - 15%
  • Managing technology and information - 15%
  • Operations management - 15%
  • Marketing - 15%
  • Managing human resources - 15%


You will learn how to:

  • Analyse issues and events in the global business environment
  • Develop an understanding of the structure and principles sustaining the operational functions of the organisation
  • Align and mobilise all its parts to implement strategy



Management Accounting

  • Cost accounting systems - 30%
  • Budgeting - 25%
  • Short-term decision making - 30%
  • Dealing with risk and uncertainty - 15%


You will learn how to:

  • Use budgeting as a means of short-term planning to implement the strategy of the organisation
  • Analyse information of costs, volumes and prices to take short-term decisions on products and services
  • Appreciate the impact of risk to these decisions.



Financial Reporting and Taxation

  • Regulatory environment for financial reporting and corporate governance10%
  • Financial accounting and reporting45%
  • Management of working capital, cash and sources of short-term finance20%
  • Fundamentals of business taxation25%


You will learn how to:

  • Produce financial statements for both individual entities and groups with reference to international financial reporting standards
  • Manage cash and working capital within the business
  • Understand and apply basic principles of business taxation
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 05 February 2020
    03 February 2020
    Full Time
  • 05 February 2020
    03 February 2020
    Part Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 05 February 2020
    03 February 2020
    Part Time
  • 05 February 2020
    03 February 2020
    Full Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 05 February 2020
    03 February 2020

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