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CIMA Professional Qualification – Strategic Level

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

  • Strategic Management module E3
  • Risk Management module P3
  • Financial Strategy module F3
  • Strategic Case Study
This course is only available to study online.

Course overview

The Strategic Level is one of three you need to study and complete in order to achieve the CIMA Professional Qualification. This Strategic Level package includes four individual modules: Strategic Management, Risk Management, Financial Strategy, and the Strategic Case Study

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. 

Successful completion of this Strategic Level will contribute towards achieving the CIMA Professional Qualification.

Course Duration

Varies depending on enrolment date.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Strategic Level pass, which will count towards your CIMA Professional Qualification.

Entry Requirements

You must have completed the Operational and Management level exams.


A mixture of progress texts and mock exams as well as one examination per module.

Course content

CIMA Professional Qualification – Financial Strategy module F3

CIMA Professional Qualification – Risk Management module P3

CIMA Professional Qualification – Strategic Case Study module

CIMA Professional Qualification – Strategic Management module E3

Extra info


You will need to sit a 90-minute computer-based objective test at the end of modules E3, P3 and F3. 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 via the CIMA website.

You will need to complete a three-hour long case study exam at the end of the case study module. This will create a simulated business situation for students. The exam will include pre-seen and unseen material.

The cost of the case study exam 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 outcome

At the end of this course and on successful completion of the practical experience requirements, 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.


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