CIMA 2019 Syllabus Transition Guide

What’s your next step?

One of the most common questions we get when a new syllabus is introduced is… “How does the new syllabus impact me?”

In order to help you out with this question, we have summarised what the new syllabus means to students at all different stages of their CIMA professional qualification journey.

See below to find the best way forward for you…

All students

The overriding piece of advice is to aim to complete a level BEFORE the new syllabus comes into play. Try to sit all of your exams with the November case study being your last exam under the 2015 syllabus. 

It’s worth noting that there will be a resit opportunity for the November 2019 case study exams. This resit will allow students to take the exam one last time under the 2015 syllabus. The resit period will take place in February 2020. 

CIMA Operational Students

Passed NO exams?

We’d recommend that you take one exam on the current syllabus – ideally P1 or F1.

Passed ONE exam?

We’d recommend that you take one more exam on the current syllabus, and wait to sit the remaining ones on the new syllabus.

Passed TWO exams?

We’d recommend that you take your final OT exam on the current syllabus and wait until the February 2020 sitting to take your OCS exam.

Passed THREE exams?

We’d recommend that you complete the level on the current syllabus and take your OCS exam in the November 2019 sitting.

CIMA Management Students

Passed NO exams?

We’d recommend that you take one exam on the current syllabus – ideally P2 or F2.

Passed ONE exam?

We’d recommend that you take one more exam on the current syllabus, and wait to sit the remaining ones on the new syllabus.

Passed TWO exams?

We’d recommend that you take your final OT exam on the current syllabus and wait until the February 2020 sitting to take your MCS exam.

Passed THREE exams?

We’d recommend that you complete the level on the current syllabus and take your MCS exam in the November 2019 sitting.

CIMA Strategic Students

Passed NO exams?

We’d recommend that you take one exam on the current syllabus – ideally P3 or F3.

Passed ONE exam?

We’d recommend that you take one more exam on the current syllabus, and wait to sit the remaining ones on the new syllabus.

Passed TWO exams?

We’d recommend that you take your final OT exam on the current syllabus and wait until the February 2020 sitting to take your SCS exam.

Passed THREE exams?

We’d recommend that you complete your CIMA qualification on the current syllabus and take your SCS exam in the November 2019 sitting.

If you want to find out more, CIMA have created a Transition Tool that you can use to find out what they suggest are the best steps forward for current students.

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