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CIMA Professional Management Level

CIMA Management is the second level of the CIMA Professional qualification. After completing this level you can progress onto the Strategic level, after which you will become a chartered management accountant.

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1. Structure

The Management level is made up of three Objective Test subjects and one Case Study. You must pass all three Objective Tests before moving onto the Case Study, which tests what you’ve learned overall in the level. You need to pass all assessments to progress on to the final, Strategic level.

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Entry requirements

You’ll need to have completed CIMA Operational Level.


Syllabus

The Objective Test subjects can be sat in any order. You must have passed all 3 Objective Tests before you can book your Case Study examination.

Objective Test subjects

Compulsory
E2 Managing Performance

You’ll learn about the mechanisms to implement decisions and manage people performance. You’ll learn how business models can be used as a framework to create value, how different styles of leadership can be used to improve the performance of individuals so they can achieve organisational goals and how to use project management concepts and techniques to implement strategies effectively and efficiently.

  • Course content:
  • Business Models
  • Managing people performance
  • Managing projects
  • Number of lessons:
  • Classroom: 4 days
  • Live Online: 8 sessions
  • OnDemand/Distance Learning: study at your own pace

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Compulsory
P2 Advanced Management Accounting

You’ll learn how costs and their drivers are used to analyse, plan and manage costs to support the organisation strategy, with a long term focus. You’ll also learn about risks with decision-making.

  • Course content:
  • Managing costs
  • Capital investment decision making
  • Managing performance of organisational units
  • Risk & control
  • Number of lessons:
  • Classroom: 5 days
  • Live Online: 10 sessions
  • OnDemand/Distance Learning: study at your own pace

Subject assessment: OnDemand computer based exam (CBE)

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Compulsory
F2 Advanced Financial Reporting

Building on knowledge gained in F1, you’ll learn how to source the long-term finance needed for operations like capital investments. You’ll learn about group accounting, and using financial statements to provide insights.

  • Course content:
  • Financing capital projects
  • Financial reporting standards
  • Group Accounts
  • Integrated Reporting
  • Working with financial statements
  • Number of lessons:
  • Classroom: 6 days
  • Live Online: 12 sessions
  • OnDemand/Distance Learning: study at your own pace

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Case Study

Compulsory
Integrated Case Study

You’ll be tested on your overall knowledge of E2, P2, and F2. Using the skills gained during the level, you’ll resolve issues that a management accountant may come across at work.

  • Number of lessons:
  • Classroom: 5 days
  • Live Online: Evening and Afternoon - 8 sessions, Weekend - 5 days
  • OnDemand/Distance Learning: study at your own pace

Subject assessment: integrated case study exam

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2. Study methods

Do you prefer face-to-face learning or studying online in your own time? Do you have family or work commitments that you need to fit your studies around? With four different study methods, we have a course that will meet your needs.

Study methods available in this level

Whatever study method you choose, you’ll benefit from high quality learning materials, practical learning methods, hundreds of practice questions, marked mock exams and expert support even on evenings and weekends. You can be confident with Kaplan.

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Award-winning structured online course with the flexibility to start anytime and study anywhere.

  • Topic focused learning modules, containing tutor-led bite-sized videos.
  • Engaging activities designed for effective online learning.
  • Integrated programme to guide you efficiently through the whole syllabus.
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Every module and topic has been through a detailed instructional design process, which means we‘ve considered how to best explain each area and cement your understanding of the subject. This includes a variety of concise learning formats such as bite-sized tutor-led lectures, and activities to help link topics together. Every module is scripted and links on screen animations with graphics found within your integrated workbook. This provides a high quality online learning experience, which is so much more than a live recorded tutor session or even a tutor narrating highlighted text book visuals.

In addition to Academic Support, our team of Progression Advisors offer advice, guidance and support, on how to best learn and progress through your course. They use data to identify if you need extra support and will help you get back on track if you need it.

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A traditional scheduled programme with face to face tutor-led classes.

  • Classes with your peers at set times of day
  • Centrally located in most major cities: View all classroom locations
  • Access to our award winning OnDemand online learning resources
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Classroom is a complete course, which includes tuition, revision and exam preparation, and comes with a Pass Guarantee.

If you are unsuccessful in an Objective Test Assessment, the Pass Guarantee will give you FREE access to a further 2 mock exams and 180 'Test Yourself' questions. Your access to MyKaplan and tutor support can also be extended on request to help you get back on track.

If you are unsuccessful in the Case Study Assessment, the Pass Guarantee will give you FREE enrolment on this course for the next or subsequent sitting. Your access to MyKaplan and tutor support will be extended on request to help you get back on track.

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Live interactive online classes at a set time, which you can watch from anywhere.

  • Interactive live lectures delivered online by our expert tutors
  • Re-watch and replay lessons through recordings
  • Full weekday, weekend, afternoon or evening classes available
  • Access to our award winning OnDemand online learning resources
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Live Online is a complete course, which includes tuition, revision and exam preparation, and comes with a Pass Guarantee. We have classes available weekdays and weekends, and for a full day or part day. You can engage with your tutor during classes, and keep in touch with classmates via MyKaplan.

If you are unsuccessful in an Objective Test Assessment, the Pass Guarantee will give you FREE access to a further 2 mock exams and 180 'Test Yourself' questions. Your access to MyKaplan and tutor support can also be extended on request to help you get back on track.

If you are unsuccessful in the Case Study Assessment, the Pass Guarantee will give you FREE enrolment on this course for the next or subsequent sitting. Your access to MyKaplan and tutor support will be extended on request to help you get back on track.

Self-study at your own pace via the study text and online modules.

  • Study remotely with printed and online materials
  • Study guide built into MyKaplan to provide direction
View Distance Learning 5 day free trial

Distance Learning is a complete course, which includes tuition, revision and exam preparation. If you are unsuccessful in an Objective Test Assessment, tutor support can be extended to help you get back on track. Access to eLearning content can also be extended for £35. You can also pay £49 to access a further 2 mock exams and 180 ‘Test Yourself’ questions.


Timetables - Classroom and Live Online

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3. Exams and sittings

Timings and working towards an assessment

Each subject is assessed by an objective test, and the level is assessed by a Case Study. The objective tests are computer-based and are 90 minutes each, taken at a Kaplan centre or Pearson VUE test centre. They consist of multiple choice, number entry, drag and drop, and other formats of questions. The exams can be sat at any time of the year, and can be taken in any order. All assessments are marked by computer. Your results will be available with 48 hours. Remember, you’ll have to book your exam as well as your course.

In the Case Study, you’ll be expected to use what you learned in the Management Level to work through a real life scenario, where your ‘role’ will be a Finance Manager. Case Study exams are 3 hours long, are computer-based, and available to take in four windows throughout the year (February, May, August, November), at a Kaplan centre or Pearson VUE assessment centre. The exam is based on a pre-seen that will be released approximately 7 weeks before the exam window. From May 2020 the pre-seen will be valid for two sittings, one pre-seen for May and August and another for November and February. They are marked by a human, and results are available 5 weeks after the close of the exam window. They will test your research and analysis skills, how you present information, and your persuasion and communication skills.

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How long does it take to pass?

Students usually take around one year to complete the level, but this depends entirely on your preferred way of learning and study method.

What happens if I need to resit my OT exam?

Firstly, don’t worry. We know it can be frustrating to fail an exam, but you can resit, and we try to make the process as easy as possible.

You can take an online resit course, via MyKaplan, available for three months after you’ve enrolled on the course. Included in this course are helpful articles to help you prepare for your resit exam, access to a PDF containing information to help you get back on track, a chance to build your own tests, so you can practice the areas you’re less sure about, and two previously unseen mock exams for even more question practice. And of course, you still have access to our Academic Support team for technical support from our expert tutors.

The online resit course is only available to Classroom, Live Online, and OnDemand students who have met the terms of their Pass Guarantee. The resit is not available to buy individually.

If you need a resit course, please contact Student Services on 0161 259 7400 to enrol.

What happens if I need to resit my Case Study exam?

We all know that failing an exam is upsetting but it is important to pick yourself up and get ready to try again. At Kaplan we want to make this as easy as possible for you and so we will give you additional support.

The pre-seen material for case study exams is valid for two sittings. May and August share a pre-seen, November and February share a pre-seen. This means that if you sat your exam in May or November and need to resit you can resit your exam using the same pre-seen in the August / February exam window which follows.

If you wish to resit, you have access to an online resit course via your existing MyKaplan Classroom, Live Online, or OnDemand course for the following sitting. The survey for which will be made available during results week for the exam sitting you were attempting. This includes a resit guidance PDF to help you get back on track, or case resources for the new pre-seen*, and two previously unseen, mock exams which you can submit for marking. You will still have access to our academic support team if you need technical guidance or help from our expert tutors.

Alternatively, if you were enrolled on to a classroom course, you have the option of attending another classroom course, or the last two days of a classroom course if your resit is on the same case study (where available), or attending a Live Online course, or sessions 7 and 8 of a Live Online course if your resit is on the same case study. If you were enrolled on a Live Online course then you can attend another Live Online course, or sessions 7 and 8 of a Live Online course if your resit is on the same case study.

*if resitting under a new case study.

Both the online resit course and access to a new course are only available to Classroom, Live Online, and OnDemand students who have met the terms of their Pass Guarantee. The resit product is not available to buy as a stand alone course.

If you need to resit your exam and would like to discuss your options, please contact Student Services on 0161 259 7400 for an informal conversation about the best way forward. We are here to support you every step of the way.

Dates and deadlines for Case Study exams

Results for November 2023 Case Study exam will be released on 4 January 2024.

All the key dates and deadlines for the 2024 Management Case Study exams are listed below for you.

February 2024 May 2024 August 2024 November 2024
Exam entry opens: 3 Aug 2023 25 Oct 2023 31 Jan 2024 1 May 2024
Pre-seen material released to students: 22 Sept 2023 27 Mar 2024 27 Mar 2024 27 Sept 2024
CIMA exam entry deadline: 30 Jan 2024 30 Apr 2024 30 July 2024 29 Oct 2024
Exam window: 14-16 Feb 2024 15-17 May 2024 14-16 Aug 2024 13-15 Nov 2024
Results released: 4 Apr 2024 4 July 2024 3 Oct 2024 9 Jan 2025

4. Study materials and delivery costs

Study materials

Our materials are CIMA’s only official study materials, so you can be confident of their quality.

What study materials are included in my course?

Study materials vary based on the study method you choose, your course start date, and whether you're studying an Objective Test or Case Study course.

When it comes to study materials, 9/10 Kaplan learners surveyed preferred a mix of digital and printed. We know learners value our Integrated Workbooks* and Revision Cards as their most used resources, that’s why they will continue to be printed and delivered straight to your door. For all Objective Test courses starting after the 1st July 2024 and Case Study courses starting after the 24th June 2024 our Study Text and Exam Kit will be going digital. These new interactive eBooks will support you with your studies and feature tools designed to complement your learning. Not only will you be able to highlight, note-take and search in seconds, but complicated terms will be simply explained with a dictionary at your fingertips, these eBooks are accessible anywhere, anytime, and on any device through Bibliu. Watch our video.

*Objective Test courses only. Not included for Distance Learning courses.

The following materials are included in each Objective Test course:

  • Study text

    Textbook covering the full subject syllabus with worked examples and activities.

    Courses starting before 30th June 2024 - a printed textbook with an online version. Distance Learning learners have the option of printed and online, or online only.

    Courses starting after 1st July 2024 - an interactive eBook powered by Bibliu.

  • Printed integrated workbook (not included for Distance Learning)

    The integrated workbook helps you work through the syllabus, with room to write your notes. It helps you keep everything in one place to make it easy to study and revise from.
  • Study modules (Not included for Distance Learning)

    Engaging, online modules including bite-sized tutor led lectures taking you step by step through the whole syllabus.
  • Application modules

    Helping deepen your knowledge of key topics areas, understand how smaller topics fit together and how you might see them in a work environment.
  • Printed revision cards

    Pocket-sized, brief revision notes that highlight and prioritise the essential topics you need to understand to pass your CIMA exams.

    Courses starting before 30th June 2024 - Distance Learning courses include the option to have online-only cards.

    Courses starting after 1st July 2024 - Distance Learning courses will be printed only.

  • Study programme

    If you choose OnDemand or Distance Learning, we’ll provide you with a printable study programme. You can choose one of three study durations, as not everyone learns at the same pace. If you choose Classroom or Live Online, your Kaplan tutor will guide you through your course.

  • Exam kit

    The kit gives you plenty of exam style questions and answers to test your knowledge and practice.

    Courses starting before 30th June 2024 - a printed exam kit with an online version.

    Courses starting after 1st July 2024 - an interactive eBook powered by Bibliu.

The following materials are included in each Case Study course:

  • Study text

    CIMA’s official textbook covering Integrated Case Study Exam preparation with worked examples and activities.

    Courses starting before 23rd June 2024 - a printed textbook with an online version. Distance Learning learners have the option of printed and online, or online only.

    Courses starting after 24th June 2024 - an interactive eBook powered by Bibliu.

  • Familiarisation and Practice Workbook

    An examination preparation tool, based on the case study, including ethical considerations, key issues, how to prioritise, and plan your answer. The workbook includes 10-12 case specific tasks including a familiarisation quiz and exercises.

    For those doing the classroom study method, this will be a printed copy. It will be online only for LiveOnline, OnDemand and Distance learning students. You can download it and print it out.

  • Case analysis videos

    Watch a tutor walk you through the pre-seen, highlighting key facts, information and potentially examinable topics.
  • Technical Recap videos and notes (not included for Distance Learning)

    Technical recap recordings that will help you revise key syllabus areas from the underpinning subjects, and introduce you to how those topics could be examined in a case study examination.

To buy the materials separately...

You can buy CIMA approved books for each subject on this level from Kaplan Publishing.


Delivery costs

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How much it costs to deliver your study materials and how long it takes depends on where in the world you live.

Delivery fees are as follows:

  • UK and NI - £7 for the first package, £7 for subsequent packages
  • EU - £35 for the first package, £30 for subsequent packages
  • Rest of the World - £50 for the first package, £50 for subsequent packages

Please note that due to varying interpretations of the post-Brexit EU/UK trading agreement, some EU countries are imposing import duty on the value of the goods received from the UK. It is payable by the end consumer via the delivery company and your delivery may be withheld until paid. This may vary from country to country and be up to a value of 20% of the value of the study material.

A package relates to all the materials for a specific subject, for example CIMA P2 Advanced Management Accounting. If purchasing a course for more than one subject, the additional package charges will apply.

Delivery fees are capped at 3 x the cost, per single order. So, if you buy 5 courses for UK delivery in a single order, it will be £7 x 3, rather than £7 x 5.

Our standard delivery times for Live Online, OnDemand, Online and Distance Learning are:

  • UK – 3 to 5 working days
  • EU – 5 to 7 working days
  • Rest of the World – 7 to 10 working days subject to availability.

Our standard delivery deadline for UK classroom courses is one week prior to the first course date.

Delivery charges apply to Classroom, Distance Learning, OnDemand, Online and Live Online courses which include printed materials. If delivery charges are applicable for your course, they will be shown during the online checkout process, before you complete your payment details.

5. MyKaplan: online learning environment

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MyKaplan is your online learning portal where you can access all of your online learning and testing resources, including online versions of your study materials. Accessible from your computer, tablet or via the dedicated mobile app, it’s the one stop shop for everything you need with practical resources to help you prepare for your exams.

Online features

  • View your detailed study programme and online materials in one place and access your content in a few clicks
  • Contact a tutor directly using live chat. You can also email or request a callback
  • Complete practice tests and get instant feedback (Objective Tests)
  • Track your performance by topic and easily identify where you need to improve; you can even compare yourself with others in your class
  • Take part in forum discussions with students and tutors and find answers to common questions
  • See instantly when your assessments have been marked (Case Study)
  • Use the mobile app to study on the move and access your study materials offline

Access duration

Your chosen study method determines how long you can access your online content for. For Objective Tests:

Classroom
Three months from last course date.

Live Online
Three months from last course date.

OnDemand
Six months from selected start month.

Distance Learning
12 months from selected start month.

There is also one free extension for 3 months, and a further 3-month extension for £50.

For the Case Study, access durations are all six months after the selected exam sitting.

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6. Tutor support

We'll support you every step of the way throughout your CIMA learning experience with us. You can contact a tutor and get the help you need quickly and easily.

Provided by our Academic Support team (our dedicated team of expert tutors):

  • Live chat (instant response via online messenger system)
  • Email (we'll get back to you within 4 hrs)
  • Discussion forum (we’ll get back to you within 4 hrs)
  • Request a callback so you can speak to a tutor (we’ll arrange a call with you within 24 hours). Please note request a callback is only available to UK based students.

Academic Support opening times

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 8pm
Friday: 8am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 9am - 1pm

Ways to get support

If you think you'd benefit from additional tutor support while studying, we recommend the structured study methods such as Classroom and Live Online.

7. Testing and mocks

Pass Guarantee

If you don't get the results you were expecting and have enrolled on an eligible course, you can take advantage of our Pass Guarantee. Get extended course access, tutor support, a new mock exam, and guidance for FREE until you pass your exam.

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We have a wealth of materials to help you revise for and pass your exams.

Objective Test

For the Objective Test, all study options come with the following:

  • Knowledge checks

    As you go along, knowledge checks help assess your understanding of a topic before you move onto the next one.
  • Consolidation test

    Each course has a consolidation test approximately two thirds of the way through the knowledge/application phase. It has the same look and feel as the real exam but is a little shorter, with 40 questions. It'll test how you are doing and allow you to identify and address problem areas early on in the course so they don't become 'big problems'.
  • Progress test (not available with Distance Learning)

    Check your understanding with this exam standard test. It has the same look and feel as the real exam so is a great start to your revision. It will help diagnose your weaker areas to help you focus your exam preparation on the topics that need most attention.
  • Test yourself

    This online question bank is made up of a range of hundreds of questions so you can build your own tests to target weak areas, or check your overall knowledge.
  • Two mock exams

    Practice your exam technique with two mock exams so you can check your progress. The mock exams have the same look and feel as the actual exam.

Case Study

The Case Study is a difficult exam, testing your overall knowledge across the level, and is tested by a written exam, based on a business scenario. We support you with resources that match the feel of the real Case Study:

  • 3 mock exams based on the live case (2 for Distance Learning)

    All marked with personalised feedback.
  • Recorded debrief of all 3 mocks (Distance Learning will get one debrief on the first mock)

    To help you understand the approach you should have taken and some common mistakes that were made.

8. Pricing structure

Subject prices can differ depending on your study method, location and the time you choose to study (if you’re choosing Classroom).

Go to our study methods page to learn more about each option.

Subjects are all priced individually, so you can purchase them altogether (for a discount), or separately as you need them.

Study method Price
Classroom from £1,399 (inc. VAT) View price breakdown
Live Online from £1,289 (inc. VAT) View price breakdown
OnDemand from £869 (inc. VAT) View price breakdown
Distance Learning from £409 (inc. VAT) View price breakdown

Funding options

Employer sponsored

Your employer may fund the costs of your studies if you're already working in a related field and want to develop your learning. You’ll need to speak to them to see if they’re willing to provide this support.

Payment plans

CIMA Management is covered in our interest-free payment plan. The plan lets you spread the cost of your studies over 12 months, with no extra costs. You’ll need to buy all subjects in the level to take out a payment plan.

Apprenticeships

You may be eligible for an Apprenticeship through your employer, depending on your circumstances. Speak to your employer to find out more.

Why study CIMA with Kaplan?

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8/10 UK's top accountancy firms use Kaplan.

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4 ways to pay

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Get exam confident with testing at every stage of your studies, including 100s of practice questions and marked mock exams that look like the real exams.

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We’re the only official CIMA publisher, meaning you can study with confidence in your learning materials.

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4 ways to study

Whether you prefer online study, or learning in a classroom, you’ll find 4 study options to suit your lifestyle.

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