Remember the famous case study writing technique: ‘What’, ‘So What?’ ‘What Now?’. Let’s use it to blog on one trendy aspect of your CIMA journey, right now!
We must all know now that CIMA is transitioning into a new syllabus, embracing a ‘digital mindset’ as the mantra of its global thought leadership for transforming management accounting into a thriving profession in an increasingly digitized world!
Many current students have asked: What are the implications for our current studies?
Per the transition rules, you must take and pass all your Objective Tests (OT) no later than November 3rd 2019; otherwise, effective the very next day, you will face exam questions on content you have neither been taught nor learned by yourself. That could mean the difference between passing 1st time and failing repeatedly until you adapt!
As for case studies exams, you have November 2019 as your last attempt before the new syllabus kicks in. There is a bit of flexibility open ONLY to those who attempt the November 2019 and do not pass, to re-write in February 2020. Entries close on: 22 October (OCS); 29 October (MCS) and 05 November (SCS). If you are starting a new CIMA module after June, and it is still based on the current (old) syllabus, it might therefore be too late, especially if your course timetable runs into October.
If your CIMA course is yet to start, confirm in writing with whoever is offering the course that it is based on the new syllabus. If not, only proceed if you are mindful of the above dates and the implications for your CIMA studies. Going forward, we strongly advise you only join a CIMA course that will be teaching the new syllabus or only buy the 2020 study materials, if you are doing self-study! Our last semester under the current syllabus started in June and will finish in August, giving our students a full 45 days to pass their OT exams in time to enter the November 2019 exams. Our 3rd semester, starting September 2019 will be based on the new syllabus, that would be the ideal semester to start or continue with your CIMA studies and get ahead of 2020!
Join our Open Days on the new syllabus and 3rd semester on 24 & 31 August 2019. Book a seat here.
MASTER CLASS FROM 'THE CFO 2019' EXAMINING BOARD: THE VOLKSWAGEN CASE STUDY