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What can you earn with CIMA?

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There are many benefits to studying for a CIMA qualification. 

From learning real-life skills and competencies, to becoming more attractive to employers, a CIMA qualification will also boost your earning potential. Even whilst you're still studying, you could see your salary increase as you move through the qualification.

According to research carried out by CIMA, qualified CIMA members in the UK were earning more than twice the UK national average at £60,000 in basic salary plus £7,200 in bonuses during 2018. That’s a total salary of £67,200 per year.

With CIMA you’ll also earn whilst you learn, and students earned an average £31,000 in basic salary plus £2,790 in bonuses. Here is what you could expect to earn as you move through the qualification.

  • Operational - £30,000
  • Management - £32,000
  • Strategic - £36,000

Source: CIMA Salary Survey 2018, UK

Start your CIMA journey now

Kaplan have a comprehensive range of CIMA courses that we’re confident will guide you towards CIMA success and these higher salary figures. If you’re at the start of your CIMA journey, our flexible Certificate Level courses can be started at any time with Computer Based Assessments held throughout the year. 

Professional Level courses start every 3 months and give you the option to complete a level in 6, 9 or 12 months. This means you can fast track through if you want to complete a level sooner, so your earning potential could increase faster than you think.

Source: CIMA Salary Survey 2018, UK

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