The UK Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has
partnered with Manchester Metropolitan University to link its
existing qualifications to a distance learning university

This will enable CIMA students to obtain, on top of their
accountancy exams, a degree award without enrolling to

Manchester Metropolitan University senior lecturer in accounting
Paul Summers said that students who have chosen to study CIMA
instead of going to university can now still obtain a degree.

“The new distance learning degree is designed to dovetail with the
CIMA Certificate and Diploma and could be reached in one year,”
Summers said.

CIMA said the honours degree will be launched in July 2011 and a
masters degree for fully qualified CIMA members will be available
from January 2012.