Online Distance Learning Course
Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA)
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New to accountancy? Want to know more about finance? Then this is the starting point for you.
At this level you’ll learn the fundamentals of business economics, financial accounting, management accounting, and ethical considerations of commercial activity.
After completing this qualification, you could work in roles such as accounts clerk or within administration, and earn between £25,000 – £28,000 a year. You can also continue with your Eagle subscription and move onto studying CIMA’s CGMA® Professional Qualification, at no additional cost.
There are no entry requirements, but you do need to have a good grasp of maths and English, ideally GCSE grade C/4 or above.
You’ll learn the basics of management accounting, business economics, and financial accounting.
The course is made up of four subjects. You must pass, or be exempt from, all four subject assessments to be awarded the qualification.
You’ll learn about the economic and operating context of business, and how competition, financial markets and government economic policy can affect a company.
You’ll learn about the techniques of management accounting and the role of management accounting in the commercial and public sector. You’ll gain the skills to plan, control, and make decisions.
You’ll learn how to prepare financial statements for single entities within a conceptual and regulatory framework. You’ll gain an understanding of controls, the nature of errors and how to measure financial performance.
You’ll learn how ethics is essential to commercial activity. You’ll be able to identify ethical dilemmas, understand the implications, and appropriate resolution.
All assessments are computer-based objective tests, and are 2 hours each. The exams can be sat at any time of the year, and can be taken in any order. All assessments are marked by computer and you will be given a provisional result at the end of the exam. This will then be confirmed on your My CIMA account within 48 hours.
Subjects BA1, BA2 and BA3 have 60 objective test questions, while the BA4 assessment has 85 objective test questions. The tests are made up of multiple-choice, number entry, and drag and drop, and other question formats.
For the Certificate in Business Accounting objective tests you need to get a scaled score of 100, with 150 being the maximum available.
If you are unsuccessful in your first attempt, don’t worry you can resit your exam. These exams are on demand you can sit this as soon as you feel ready.
Log in your MY CIMA account and select ‘schedule your exam’. This will transfer you to the Pearson VUE website where you can select your exam, date, and time, and complete your booking.
CIMA registration, student membership, and exam fees not included.
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After completing this level, you could work in roles such as accounts clerk or within administration, and earn between £25,000 – £28,000 a year. Alternatively, if you want to continue studying, your Eagle subscription gives you unlimited access to all levels. This means you can go on to CIMA’s CGMA® Professional Qualification and work your way up to become a Chartered Management Accountant.
You will need to register with CIMA as a student and pay a registration and annual student membership fee, as well as exam fees. These fees are in addition to your course fees. Find out more about these fees on the AICPA & CIMA website launch.
With Eagle, you’re free to manage your costs and choose how often you want to pay, and for how long. You can choose to pay monthly, quarterly, or annually and you can take a break anytime. No ties. No contract. No catch.