The Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA) is your starting point if you’re new to accountancy. You’ll learn the fundamentals of business economics, financial accounting, management accounting, and ethical considerations of commercial activity. Most students take around 6 to 12 months to complete the qualification, which consists of four subjects, assessed by computer-based exams.

Once you’ve passed this qualification, you can work in roles such as accounts clerk or within administration roles. You can then move on to studying CIMA Professional qualification and begin with CIMA Operational.

Looking to study a Strategic Qualification in Business, Finance and Accounting with a Global footprint?

By studying the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting with EBSdotCOZA - EDGE, you’ll come away equipped with a strong, solid understanding of fundamental accounting, management and business principles to kick-start your career in the world of business and finance. You’ll develop skills in financial reporting, forecasting performance, data analysis and more!


A South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a good understanding of English and Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy 
If you do not have this, please contact our registration team for further information on how to register.
*EBSdotCOZA - EDGE will assist you with ordering your textbooks.

The certificate consists of four subjects:

BA1: Fundamentals of Economics;
BA2: Fundamentals of Management Accounting;
BA3: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting;
BA4:  Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law 


Available CIMA product offerings through EBSdotCOZA:

Standard Online - Tuition Offering available for purchase

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CIMA-aligned module- Certificate in Business Accountancy

Sem 1

Sem 2


BA1: Fundamentals of Economics


BA2: Fundamentals of Management Accounting


BA3: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting


BA4: Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law


Option includes:
• Access to recorded lectures 
• Module pacer 
• Lecturer interaction via our online classroom.
• Access to recorded exam courses.

Option Excludes:
• CIMA textbooks
• CIMA institute fees

Add on Option:
• One-on-one private interactive online appointments are available at an additional fee.
• These sessions are by appointment only and are scheduled directly with your facilitator.
*Concerning CIMA textbook and institute fees
CIMA textbooks are Excluded from the EBSdotCOZA tuition fee.
CIMA Institute fees are paid directly to CIMA and are not included in the EBSdotCOZA tuition fee.
Please allow up to 15 working days for your CIMA fees to reflect in your myCIMA account.  Students may be liable for any increases to fees made by CIMA.

CIMA Institute Registration and CIMA Textbooks Assistance
EBSdotCOZA - Edge admin is able to assist with CIMA Institute registration and Textbook orders.

  • CIMA Insitute fees are payable upfront only, are subject to exchange rate and are non-refundable.
  • CIMA Textbook fees are payable upfront only and are non-refundable.
  • The service is only available to registered EBS CIMA students.
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Hybrid Learning Tuition - Face-to-face Offering available

This premium product is designed for aspiring school leavers or working heroes to reach their full potential when studying against their CIMA qualification.

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The course is made up of four mandatory subjects. You must pass all four subject assessments to be awarded the qualification.

Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements, but you are expected to have good mathematical and English skills.



BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics
Subject assessment: computer-based exam
You’ll learn about the economic and operating context of business, and how competition, financial markets and government economic policy can affect a company.

BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
Subject assessment: computer-based exam
You’ll learn the knowledge and techniques of management accounting and the role of management accounting in the commercial and public sectors. You’ll gain the skills to plan, control, and make decisions.

BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

Subject assessment: computer-based exam
You’ll learn how to prepare financial statements for single entities within a conceptual and regulatory framework. You’ll gain an understanding of controls, the nature of errors and how to measure financial performance.

BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law
Subject assessment: computer-based exam
You’ll learn how ethics underpins commercial activity. You’ll be able to identify ethical dilemmas, understand the implications, and appropriate resolutions.



Global Job Opportunities

Qualifying as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) with CIMA will open up Global job opportunities from multinationals like Coca-Cola, Deloitte, and Nestle - to the newest start-ups in the public and private sectors. Chances are, in any industry you can think of, there’ll be CGMA designation holders.


Boost your earning potential

As a CGMA designation holder, you can earn more and go further. Even while you’re still studying, you are capable of landing your dream position. Because working to get your designation shows your employers you are dedicated, hardworking and serious about your future.
And, if you’re already working, the CGMA designation can give you that additional boost to help you move up the ladder.


Fast-track your career 

Edge understands the need of the current school leaver. Offering you a Full-Time CIMA offering like no other. Be qualified and work-ready within 3 years! 

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