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Why Study CIMA?

Straight from matric or university, over 2-4 years, you can “Become Your Vision: A Chartered Global Management Accountant” (CGMA) and be invited to membership of South Africa’s and the world’s largest, most-prestigious and sought-after professional body of Management Accountants -the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). What’s more? You can after 2 years, convert to CA(SA) whilst keeping your CGMA, by meeting the terms of the SAICA-CIMA Membership Pathway Agreement (MPA).

Becoming a Chartered (Management) Accountant is South Africa’s best kept career secret!

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CIMA Job Prospects

As a CIMA student or CGMA, your job prospects in South Africa and Internationally are pretty good at all levels and sectors, ranging from roles such as Accounts Assistant, Debtors/Creditors Controller, Cost Accountant, Financial Accountant, Management Accountant, Business Analyst, Finance Business Partner, Management Consultant, Risk Manager, Project Auditor/Manager, Operations Manager, and Finance Manager; to senior executive roles such as Chief Financial  Officer  (CFO), Chief Executive Officer (CEO) -or Managing Director.

Globally Recognised

3 Years Duration

3 FullTime Campuses

25 Max per Class

Professional Qualification vs Academic Qualification

CIMA is a professional rather than academic qualification; and it is SAQA-registered at NQF 7 (honors degree equivalent). An academic qualification           (-typically a certificate, diploma or degree) is issued by a tertiary institution (e.g. a university), to certify your theoretical knowledge, without regard as to your ethical compass and actual competency to apply that knowledge in the real-world. A professional qualification on the other hand, is generally issued by a globally renowned professional body (CIMA- in this case), to confirm your theoretical knowledge, ethical compass as well as your actual ability (competency) to professionally apply that knowledge at work; uniquely verified through a set of progressively rigorous professional exams, case studies (simulations) and practical work experience. This distinction is crucial as it explains why employers prefer professional quali­fications; although paradoxically, many mistakenly, still choose to pursue academic rather than professional qualifications. 

As outlined below, only CharterQuest combines your CIMA Fulltime exam-focused tuition and the required practical work experience opportunities, to secure your employability upon graduation!

D. Valentine Nti

Founding Chief Executive

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Why Full-time with CharterQuest?

"Only CharterQuest combines your CIMA studies and the required practical work opportunities, to secure your employability upon graduation !"

Accreditation

We are a CIMA-Approved Global Quality Learning Partner College, verifiably permitted by the  Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to operate.

 1st Time Pass Guarantee

We teach you to pass all CIMA exams 1st Time, finishing in record time; or, we assist you to resit your exams at no extra tuition cost.

Bursaries/Financial Aid

We arrange part or fully-funded bursaries for students, based on financial needs assessments and your performance at our CIMA Fulltime Scholarship Challenge.

Personalised Tuition

Study in a small personalized tuition environment, unlike being packed in class sizes of 100 at some local universities. We offer the most affordable fees (compared to benefits); and all our campuses are directly accessible to public transport, including Gautrain.

Work Experience Opportunities

You automatically join our Employability Skills Programme (ESP 1, 2 & 3), investing in your job-readiness or career progression:

ESP1 - Computerised Accounting: (Excel and Sage 1 Pastel Accounting);

ESP2 - Ethics and Professionalism: Join the Student Business Case Study Society (SBCSS) and rigorously participate and/or project-manage The CFO Case Study Competition; and

ESP3 - Internships: We arrange real work experience and invite CFOs/business leaders to open-up mentor-mentee relationships for you.


Duration, Fee Structure & Payment Terms

On your CIMA journey, you can obtain 3 separate qualifications (the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, the CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting and the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting). You can choose to do the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting over 6 months (or one year), the CIMA Diploma and the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting over 18 months (9 months each), and complete the CIMA Strategic Level in 6 months.
 
After completing two levels with us, should you so wish to switch to part-time studies, we will assist you to find paid relevant work experience, to ensure you can achieve your vision within 2-4 years of joining our full-time programme. Below is a detailed breakdown of the Duration, Sub-Qualification & Fee Structure: 
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* Should you wish to study per module, the 2019 fee would be R8000 per module; you will receive benefits 1-4 below (A separate flat fee of R10 000 is payable to participate and benefit from item 5 as below).

Payment Terms -20% deposit and balance payable over 6 months. You can benefit from 2018 fees if bookings are made before 31 December 2018!

Benefits:

  1. Once-off CIMA registration fee of GBP 77 (R 1 400) and all necessary study materials for each module (study text, exam bank of questions and answers & course notes);
  2. 15 contact sessions per module (30 hours) split between (10 tuition and 5 revision sessions, 2 hours per session);
  3. Access to online student portal, pre-loaded with video-recorded classes (access this to reinforce our face-to-face classes);
  4. 2 Progress Tests and 1 Final Mock support per module; and
  5. You automatically join our Employability Skills Programme (ESP 1, 2 & 3), investing in your job-readiness or career progression:

           ESP1 - Computerised Accounting: (Excel and Sage Pastel Accounting);

           ESP2 - Ethics and Professionalism: Join the Student Business Case Study Society (SBCSS) and rigorously participate and/or project-manage The CFO Case             Study Competition; and

           ESP3 - Internships: We arrange real work experience and invite CFOs/business leaders to open-up mentor-mentee relationships for you.

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2 Semester System, Timetable & Campuses

Unlike our part-time CIMA programme which follows the 4-semester CIMA exam windows, our CIMA full-time programme is structured over 2-semester intakes each year as shown below:

2019: Semester 1 Deadlines

Enrolments Open;

15 August 2018

Enrolments Close;

05 February 2019

Orientation Day;

08 February 2019

Classes Start

11 February 2019

2019: Semester 2 Deadlines


Enrolments Open;

01 March 2019

Enrolments Close;

02 August 2019

Orientation Day;

05 August 2019

Classes Start;

07 August 2019

Important Notice!

As admission places are limited to a maximum of 25 per class, per campus, we are likely to close enrolments sooner than these dates; so, to secure your admission, ensure you enrol at the earliest opportunity and allow us 7 days to process and confirm your admission. 

Graduation:

Students who complete the programme in 2019 will graduate on the 19th of January 2020!


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Class Structure & Weekly activities Summary:
  • Our CIMA fulltime programme runs at 3 campuses; all 3 campuses (Sandton CBD, Pretoria and Parktown) are directly accessible through public transport, including Gautrain. Click here for campus directions.
  • All campuses follow a similar weekly activity as below:  
  1. Classes generally run over 2 hours per module, with 2 classes on some days & extra sessions on other days;
  2. Classes start at 9am and finish by 3pm daily; and
  3. The course is attended 4 days a week.
  • Besides attending exam-focused classes, the following activities are added to the course at no extra cost, to secure your job-readiness and employability:
  1. ESP1  - Computerised Accounting: (Excel and Sage Pastel Accounting);
  2. ESP2   - Ethics and Professionalism: Join the Student Business Case Study Society (SBCSS) and rigorously participate and/or project-manage The CFO Case Study Competition; and
  3. ESP3 -  Internships: We arrange real work experience and invite CFOs/business leaders to open-up mentor-mentee relationships for you.

For detailed and up to date timetables per campus for each semester, click on your preferred campus below.

36 Wierda Road, Hunts End, Wierda Valley, Sandton CBD 

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2019 Semester 1 (Feb - June) Detailed Class Timetables ​​2019 Semester 2 (Aug to Nov) Detailed Class Timetable

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 9st Davids Place, 3rd Floor, Parktown (Opp Wits Business School)

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2019 Semester 1 (Feb - June) Detailed Class Timetables 2019 Semester 2 (Aug to Nov) Detailed Class Timetable

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1250 Pretorious Street, Pro-Equity Court, Block G10, Hatfield

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2019 Semester 1 (Feb - June) Detailed Class Timetables 2019 Semester 2 (Aug to Nov) Detailed Class Timetable

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