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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_BBLRN_9
  • Field of StudyAccounting,Management
  • Type of CourseSpecial Qualification
  • Type of QualificationSpecial Award
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date
  • Start DateSeptember and February
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus

CIT has built a strong reputation in terms of empowering students with the necessary skills to succeed in business. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants' (CIMA) qualification is driven by the needs of business to produce financially qualified business leaders. There are currently 7,800 CIMA members and students in Ireland working in industry, commerce and non-profit organisations.

In partnership with CIMA, CIT offers three programmes:

  • CIMA Blended Learning Programme (see below for details)
  • CIMA Certificate in Business and Accounting
  • CIMA Gateway: 

    The CIMA Masters Gateway entry route is for those CIT Master of Business (Accounting major) graduates wishing to fast track their professional qualification by becoming a CIMA qualified management accountant. Under this initiative, as a Master of Business in Accounting graduate, you can study for a single fast-track case study exam awarding the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting and 11 exemptions from the CIMA Professional Qualification. 

CIMA Blended-Learning Programme

Blended tuition integrates classroom and on-line elements.

Course Fee

€495 per subject plus examination and exemption fees. These are payable to CIMA.


Students must register with CIMA after their application to CIT.

The syllabus and examinations are distinguished by their relevance to business and their dedicated focus on developing the financial, non-financial and management skills needed to sustain organisational success. CIMA prepares people for a career in business. It teaches skills for strategic advice, managing risk and making key decisions.

CIT has built a strong reputation in terms of empowering students with the necessary skills to succeed in business. The addition of blended tuition for the CIMA Diploma further reinforces CIT's offering to business managers and students. In the current climate, this programme provides enhanced learning and skills to better position individual managers to access the best career opportunities and to play a pivotal role within their specific organisations.

Course Structure

Tuition will consist of:

  • An initial ‘kick-start’ session where students will be introduced to their lecturers in CIT and given an introduction to, and study overview of their chosen subject(s);
  • CIMA Study Text and Exam Practice Kit for chosen subject(s) which will be studied by students;
  • Follow-on e-tutorial question and answer session between the student and their lecturer, dealing with queries that may have arisen during the previous two week study period;
  • Three face-to-face revision sessions in CIT.

Programme Outline

A blended learning approach leads to a more stimulating experience for students, it ensures different learning styles are catered for and students can learn at their own pace and at times suitable to them.

  • No need to buy any supplementary products;
  • Flexibly manage your study time to suit you;
  • Tutors will reinforce learning with practical examples and questions to help you remember more and make exam preparation easier;
  • Direct access to an online subject matter expert.


CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting Graduates can progress to the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting followed by Strategic Level and then Professional Competence Level to qualify as a CIMA member.

Awarding Body

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Further Information

Interested applicants should contact CIMA directly or else Ruth Vance, CIT CIMA Advocate,   ruth.vance@cit.ie or cima@cit.ie

Fiona Arnold
Student Recruitment Manager
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
5th Floor, Block E, Iveagh Court
Harcourt Road, Dublin 2
T: +353 1 643 0405
W: www.cimaglobal.com/ireland

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