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CIMA Professional Qualification – Financial Strategy module F3

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Become one step closer to achieving your CIMA Professional Qualification with this financial strategy module.

  • Understand financial policy decisions.
  • Explore sources of long-term funds.
  • Learn more about financial risks and business valuation.
This course is only available to study online.

Course overview

The CIMA Professional Qualification is recognised worldwide as the most relevant global finance qualification for a career in business. On completion of the CIMA Professional Qualification, you will be awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. This showcases your professionalism, business and leadership skills, ethics and commitment.

This Financial Strategy module is one of three you need to study in order to achieve pass the Strategic Level course and therefore achieve the CIMA Professional Qualification.

The CIMA Professional Qualification is recognised worldwide as the most relevant global finance qualification for a career in business. 

Course Duration

Varies depending on enrolment date.

Course Outcome

You will receive a pass in the Strategic Management module.

Entry Requirements

You must have completed the Operational and Management Levels and exams.


A mixture of progress tests and mock exams, as well as completion of one exam.

Course content

Extra info


You will need to sit a 90-minute computer based objective test at the end of the module. Objective tests comprise of a range of items including short multiple-choice questions, number entry questions, drag and drop questions and other formats. They test all component learning outcomes across the whole subject.

The cost of the objective test is not included in the price of this module. You will need to book with CIMA.


Study Method

This course is offered on a distance learning basis, with access to required study materials and unlimited support from your personal tutor via email. Study at your own pace, wherever and whenever you choose.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this module successful learners will receive a pass in the Financial Strategy module. This pass will count towards your overall CIMA Professional Qualification.

Please be aware that you will need to have three years of relevant practical experience; which can be gained before, during or after studies to achieve the full qualification. Find out more about practical experience requirements on the CIMA website.

Once you have completed the remainder of the Strategic Level modules, you will achieve your CIMA Professional Qualification. Students will be admitted to associate membership and granted the associate chartered management accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations.

Students who complete all three levels (Operational Level, Management Level and Strategic Level) will achieve the CIMA Professional Qualification.


Awarding Body

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s largest leading professional body of management accountants, with the most useful accounting qualification for a career in business.

What next?

Upon completion of the Risk Management P3 module, you will be able to move on to another of the 12 modules to earn your CIMA Professional Qualification.

Take a read of our ‘How to Become an Accountant‘ career guide.


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