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CIMA syllabus changes 2019

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CIMA are updating their syllabus in November 2019 to include more real world learning for the finance function

CIMA are updating their syllabus in November 2019 to include more real world learning for the finance function, focusing on areas that are more relevant to the current business environment.

There are going to be some changes, but don’t worry, we can guide you through this year, and what options you have going forward. The main thing is to keep studying.

CIMA qualification update and syllabus change webinar

Join Steve Flatman, Director of Examinations at CIMAGlobal and Rebecca Evans, Head of Product Management at Kaplan Financial for an overview of the new CIMA professional qualification. Find out why it is changing and what this means for your studies.

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What is changing?

There is a much larger focus on IT, the Internet of Things (the interaction and connectivity of modern devices via the Internet) and cyber security in the new syllabus.

CIMA has introduced new topics in many of the levels. For example in E1: Managing Finance in a Digital World, 60% of the syllabus is new.

The updates have been introduced to reflect the modern business world, making sure that you’re equipped with the most up to date knowledge to get ahead in your career.

How these changes will affect you will depend on where are you are up to with your studies. But don’t panic - we have the resources to help you through the changes, and fill in any knowledge gaps you might have.

When do the changes take effect?

The last time you can sit a Case Study under the current syllabus will be the November 2019 exams, with the option to resit under the current syllabus in February 2020 if you are not successful. Objective Tests will switch over to examine the new syllabus from 1st November 2019, with no option to resit under the current syllabus if you previously took an exam and failed. Exam entry closes towards the end of October 2019, depending on which Case Study exam you’re sitting, and you need to have taken and passed all of your Objective Tests at least 72 hours before the deadline to book your Case Study exam.