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CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting (CIMA DIP MA)

National Diploma: Management Accounting, NQF6, SAQA ID 67694

Cost and Management Accounting has been identified as one of most in demand positions within the financial sector both locally and internationally, the CIMA designation.

On successful completion of the programme, students gain the CIMA Qualification in Management Accounting and are awarded with the CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting. 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.




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

  • Recognition of prior learning: other relevant experience or qualifications, such as:

    • 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.

NOTE: The AIE may not grant exemptions to prospective students. Applications for exemptions must be directed to CIMA directly.

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 exclusively to AIE students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide three models:



  • CORECore Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 8GB
  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series, i5, 16GB
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell G15 5535, AMD Ryzen 5, 32GB

R16 500.00 Learn More

The laptop that meets all your everyday needs and looks good doing it. 

Core Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 8GB | 12th Generation, Intel Core i5-1235U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz) | 8GB, 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC RAM | Intel Iris Xe Graphics | M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD | 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone | Windows 11 Pro

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The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks.

Medium Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 16GB | 12th Generation, Intel Core i5-1235U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz) | 16GB, 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC RAM | Intel Iris Xe Graphics | M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD | 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone | Windows 11 Pro

R26 800.00  Learn More

Same foundation, more memory...for those who want to get a little more serious.

Dell G15 5535, AMD RYZEN 5, 32GB | AMD Ryzen 5 7640HS, (22 MB Cache, 6 Core, up to 5.0 GHz) | 32GB (2 x 16GB), DDR5 Non-ECC RAM | Nvidia GeForce RTX3050 6GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory | M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD | 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) 120hz Refresh Rate, Anti-Glare LED Backlight Display, Camera & Microphone | Windows 11 Pro

  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    Full Time

    • Full Time; Contact or Hybrid Learning, 12 Months
    • Full Time; Online Learning, 12 Months


    • Part Time, Flexi Online Learning, 12 Months

    * Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

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  • 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 (On-Campus only).  
    • Stationery kit 
    • CIMA Approved and Accredited E-books
    • 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. 
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What you get

Upon completion you will receive your:


Our Learning Methods

Our learning methods is a technology mediated delivery model, focused on flexibility, accessibility, and academic support to provide the ultimate learning experience without compromising teaching time and quality.

* As per Communique 2 of 2022 from the Council of Higher Education, all programs accredited for contact mode only may be offered in all delivery modes for the 2023 academic year. 





Full Time, Contact
(Hybrid) Learning

A modern twist on traditional face-to-face, full-time learning. Our contact classes are delivered via Hybrid learning, providing students with the flexibility to attend on campus, virtually, or both.

Full Time, Online

Extending our reach with online only, full time learning. Our progressive technology platform and people-supported academic journey giving students access to our classes from anywhere in the world.

Part Time, Flexi Online

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility to manger your own schedule and pace of learning. Sessions are conducted after hours on selected weekdays, and on alternate Saturdays.

Career Video

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

Important Notes

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Exam, registration and subscription fees are NOT included in course fees. Enquire from your sales advisor about the current extra fees.


Management accountants lead businesses to success. CIMA is the first and only global professional body for Chartered Management Accountants and is recognised as the most relevant financial qualification for business today. Management accounting has been identified as one of the most in-demand position within the financial sector both locally and internationally, the CIMA designation, being the most requested pre-requisite skill on job advertisements. 

AIE is an accredited CIMA  partner college and registered with the DHET (Department of Education and Higher Training).

E1 Managing Finance in a digital world


  • Role of the finance function
  • Technology in a digital world
  • Data and information in a digital world
  • Shape and structure of the finance function
  • Finance interacting with the organisation



What do you learn in E1?


  • The central role that finance plays in an organisation, and how and why technologies used impact the finance function.
  • How to use and examine data collected and processed by machines to create and preserve value for organisations.
  • How the finance function is structured and shaped, and how it interacts with other parts of the organisation to achieve the objectives of the whole organisation.




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
  • 08 July 2024
    15 July 2024
    Full Time, Contact
  • 08 July 2024
    15 July 2024
    Full Time, Contact
  • 08 July 2024
    15 July 2024
    Full Time, Contact
  • 08 July 2024
    15 July 2024
    Full Time, Online
  • 08 July 2024
    15 July 2024
    Part Time, Online

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