The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants. Their mission is to help people and businesses to succeed in the public and private sectors. CIMA prepares people for a career in business.

The CIMA Professional Qualification: Chartered Management Accountant (SAQA ID 20400) comprises three pillars of knowledge divided into three levels of achievement. These levels are the Operational level, then the Management level and finally the Strategic level.

The Organisational Management (E1) programme is one of the courses on the Operational level of the CIMA Professional Programme.



  • Management accounting professionals who wish to learn how to analyse issues and events in the global business environment.
  • Management accounting professionals who wish to develop an understanding of the structure and principles sustaining the operational functions of the organisations.
  • Management accounting professionals who wish to learn how to align and mobilise all its parts to implement strategy.



Lectures will consist of 30 hours tuition support at The IIE Business School at Varsity College for this course.


Programmes Material

Students will be required to purchase the official CIMA study texts from Kaplan Publishers.


Programme Evaluation

The IIE Business School provides contact support sessions only, to help students prepare for their CIMA assessments. Students must register directly with CIMA for the objective tests and the integrated case study. These are written at a Pearson VIE testing centre. An examination fee will be charged by CIMA for each assessment.



Students need to be registered with CIMA who determine entrance requirements.  

Access to the Operational level of the CIMA professional programme is usually granted by CIMA through the successful completion of: 

  • The IIE Bachelor of Commerce degree with Financial Management as the core discipline.



  • Introduction to organisations.
  • Managing the finance function.
  • Managing technology and information.
  • Operations management.
  • Marketing.
  • Managing human capital
  • Strategy implementation



CIMA programme rules apply for CIMA certification. 


What students past and current are saying.

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"The IIE Project Management and Business Management programmes from The Business School at Varsity College has taught me teamwork skills. I have also learned other soft skills which include learning to delegate and developing the foresight to prevent problems before they arise through preventative planning measures."

Thokozani TK Ndawonde, Founder of Durban Marquee Invasion (DMI) ,The Business School Durban North Campus

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"The innovative, high quality lecturing at The Business School motivated me to work hard and I made it the top 10 achievers for the 2015 ICB examination, nationally."

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"I have always had a passion and aptitude for Accounting, and dream of becoming an Accountant. The ICB offering really appealed to me. Through hard work and determination I have taken a crucial step towards reaching my goal, while fostering good friendships with my fellow students and lecturers."

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