Professional Accountancy COURSES

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Overview

CIMA Logo

Download CIMA Brochure August-November 2014


New Syllabus: January 2015

CIMA is introducing an updated syllabus for its professional qualification and new assessment methods which will take effect from January 2015.  DBS has put together this guide to help students understand the changes, and how it will affect them. 
Download guide to syllabus changes.

Congratulations to the following prizewinners in the most recent CIMA sitting of exams :

CIMA F1 Financial Operations: 1st in the World (1st in Ireland) - Brian Phelan
CIMA F1 Financial Operation: 2nd in the World (2nd in Ireland) - Paul Cunningham

Well done on their fantastic achievement.


Why Choose DBS for your CIMA Studies?

  • Fully committed to supporting and implementing the new CIMA syllabus, effective January 2015, DBS will offer one-on-one advice on options and transitions to all CIMA students. 
  •  "Learning Through Partnership (LTP) Quality Partner” is the highest status of tuition provider recognition granted by CIMA. DBS is the longest standing Irish LTP Quality Partner in Ireland and now the only one to offer the full Professional suite of papers.
  • DBS has been offering CIMA tuition in Ireland longer than any other tuition provider and remain committed to the provision of CIMA education in this country
    The CIMA lecturing team have a combined 85 years experience teaching their respective paper specialism.
  • The course structure at DBS is designed to maximise your opportunity to pass the exam first time.
  • Kaplan’s CIMA study materials are the only study materials approved and endorsed by CIMA.
  • The style of teaching which students experience on our CIMA programme is uniquely student centred and focused on getting you through the qualification.
  • You will receive personal student support during your studies from the dedicated lecturing team and student support team.
  • A state-of-the-art learning environment is made available to you 7 days per week in the heart of the city centre
  • Exclusive discounts are available on tuition packages. Re-sit students can also get a 50% discount on complete courses.*
  • Providing professional accountancy tuition for over 38 years, thousands of students have passed accountancy examinations in DBS, with over 1000 students achieving examination placings at national and worldwide levels.
  • Kaplan Financial at DBS is part of Kaplan Inc., the education division of the Graham Holding Company. Kaplan Financial train over 48,000 Professional Accountancy students in 28 centres throughout the UK and overseas
  • Kaplan Financial at DBS……builds futures one success story at a time

Enrol now for August-November Tuition. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact the Admissions Office directly on (01) 4177500


*Discount Terms and Conditions
1. Course fees must be paid in full on enrolment on the first night of class. If full fees are not paid by this date all discounts will be forfeited and fees will revert to the standard list price.
2. To avail of the 50% re-sit discount, students must submit their official CIMA transcript of results. 
3. The offer does not apply to any courses booked before January 1st 2013 or deferred courses from previous terms.
4. The above offer applies to individual students and cannot be combined with other student bookings or corporate discounts.
5. If your situation has not been covered by the above terms please contact us for clarification.

Timetables

CIMA Logo

Download CIMA brochure August-November 2014 


CIMA Timetables for August-November 2014
 

Operational Level

E1 Enterprise Operations - Timetable
P1 Performance Operations - Timetable
F1 Financial Operations - Timetable

Managerial Level

E2 Enterprise Management - Timetable
P2 Performance Management - Timetable
F2 Financial Management - Timetable

Strategic Level

E3 Enterprise Strategy - Timetable
P3 Performance Strategy - Timetable
F3 Financial Strategy - Timetable

Professional Competence Level

T4 Top CIMA - Timetable

Cima Resit Examiniations

Exam entry deadline students:  18-Jul-14
Exam fee deadline:  08-Aug-14
Admission Advice w/c 11 August 2014 
Exams 26, 27 ,28 , 29 and 30 August 
Exam results released Friday 19 September 2014 

*Please note timetables are provisional and may be subject to change. Please check back for updates before courses start. 

Do not hesitate to contact us directly on (01) 4177500 should you wish to discuss your study options for the next examination session.

 

Lecturers

CIMA Logo

At DBS our CIMA lecturing team have over 60 years CIMA LECTURING EXPERIENCE and have taught 253 PRIZEWINNERS and placings

Ian Browne, DipPA, BAAF, MBS, ACMA, CGMA

Paper Specialist: Paper P1  

Ian is a strategic financial planning consultant with over 15 years experience working for SME's and multinational companies. This allows him to bring interesting real world examples to his lectures. He places a huge importance on making the link between the course syllabus and the exam papers. As a previous CIMA exam prizewinner he seeks to assist and advise students on how to realise their full potential in their exams.

Terence Lawless, ACCA

Paper Specialist: Paper P2

Terence is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and has extensive Financial Services experience; having worked for leading Irish financial institutions for the last eight years. He also has considerable lecturing experience having delivered various papers in both the Professional School and Business School here in DBS. Terence completed all of his professional exams with DBS and achieved remarkable results receiving worldwide placing in several papers. It is this knowledge of how to pass and give the examiner exactly what they are looking for that Terence structures his lectures around. His lectures are focused on exam technique, incorporating the crucial areas of syllabus knowledge, question practice and time management, giving students all the tools they require to achieve exam success.
 

Noel Ryan, ACMA

Paper Specialist: Paper P3                                  28 Prize-winners

Noel is a Business Designer who has over 20 years Accountancy, IT and Business experience within multinational companies. This enables him to bring real life case studies and working knowledge into his lectures, to assist students in gaining a strong and comprehensive understanding of the P3 syllabus. From the very first lecture there is an examination focus mapped out in a clear work plan.

Gerry Fahy, FCCA, CPA DipIFRS

Paper Specialist: Paper E3, F1 & F2                     103 Prize-winners

Originally from a banking and finance background Gerry has spent over 20 years working in the Financial Services sector and brings extensive knowledge and application to his classes. He has lectured on various ACCA, CIMA, Undergraduate Degree and Institute of Bankers’ programmes with DBS since 1997. He is dedicated to providing high quality courses and has developed a reputation for his examination-focused material.

Alan Morgan, MBA

Paper Specialist : Paper E1 

With over 20 years management experience in a Global Business Environment within the International Retail and Pharmaceutical sector, Alan has developed a deep commercial Supply Chain and Operations Management competence that includes extensive global sourcing, product and brand development, Logistics & distribution and the key area of people management. This competence is complimented by extensive practical experience in Retail Branding, Sales and Marketing and International Business Relationships. Alan holds an MBA from Liverpool John Moores University and In his current academic role, Lecturing at Undergraduate, Masters and Professional Level, he brings his commercial experience into the classroom situation which gives the student the chance to enjoy a rich learning environment underpinned by real business experience


Gary Bernie, BComm, MBS

Paper Specialist: Paper E2

Gary’s twenty years of industrial experience spans operational, tactical and strategic marketing management positions in FMCG, business-to-business and consumer services sectors in Ireland, Europe, U.S.A. and Canada. It includes consultancy in designing and delivering service quality enhancement programmes and offering competitive strategy mentoring to a range of indigenous and transnational service organisations, indigenous fast-moving consumer goods and business-to-business organisations. Gary has been an associate lecturer at DBS since 1992 lecturing CIMA E2 Enterprise Management, CIMA T4 Case Study and ACCA Paper 3 Business Analysis in addition to delivering the Research Methods module and supervising dissertations on the MA, MBA and MSc. business masters programmes. Gary’s professional accountancy class delivery focuses on exam-oriented conceptual content supplemented by illustrative examples and on-going practice answering exam questions.  
 

Marcus McInerney, BComm, FCCA

Paper Specialist: Paper F3                                    31 Prize-winners

Marcus is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) who has been lecturing in DBS for the last 12 years in the areas of Finance, Risk Management and Strategic Financial Management. Marcus works in Treasury and specialises in providing Risk Management solutions to Corporate and Institutional Treasurers. Combining 20 years Banking and Financial markets experience with 16 years lecturing, results in lively lectures filled with real life examples and anecdotes.

Oliver Gilvarry, CIMA

Paper Specialist: Paper T4 TopCIMA                                   

Oliver Gilvarry is a qualified CIMA Accountant and currently works in the financial service sector. He previously was Head of Research and Chief Economist in Dolmen Stockbrokers. He has also worked in a number of Capital Market roles in different European banks and holds a number of post-graduate qualifications in Economics, Finance and Accounting. Oliver has also lectured for a number of years on financial subjects at an undergraduate and professional level with DBS and the Institute of Bankers.

Tuition Options

CIMA Logo

 PLATINUM TUITION PROGRAMME:
 

TUITION + REVISION + QBR = CIMA EXAM SUCCESS

Students choosing the Platinum programme, our most popular and effective tuition package will receive a comprehensive set of learning tools to help guide them to CIMA exam success.

Exam Focused Lecture Notes

  • Specifically written by our experienced team of lecturers, these notes provide essential coverage of the syllabus in a clear, concise and exam friendly format
  • Structured learning schedule Examination technique

Manual & Study Material

The core manual gives:

  • Comprehensive syllabus coverage
  • Diagrammatic chapter summaries
  • Illustrations and exercises to reinforce knowledge
Exam Kit

This practical revision tool includes:

  • Past CIMA exam questions and official answers
  • The Examiners report from previous sittings
  • Tips on answering exam questions
Pocket Notes

This is a useful pocket sized booklet designed as a summary of important and key points of each subject area presented in a clear and concise format for easy revision

En Gage
  • An online integrated learning tool that gives students access to:
  • The contents of the complete study text, anytime anywhere
  • Additional online testing

Homework/Progress Testing

  • From your very first class you will have the opportunity to attempt a number of past exam questions chosen by your lecturer which will be corrected by one of our experienced team of CIMA markers. This is a very effective way to monitor your own progress throughout the course and identify areas which require further study.

Revision

  • Three full day Revision sessions are spread over the duration of the course, allowing you to review topics as per the structured learning schedule.
  • Apply knowledge to exam style questions under lecturer guidance.
  • This gives you the opportunity to highlight topics needing further study.

Mock Exam

  • At the end of each course, you will be given the opportunity to sit a mock exam. Your time management skills are critical to your exam success, so the mock exam is an essential part of each course

Question Based Revision (QBR)

  • In one of these highly intensive sessions you’ll practice exam standard questions under timed conditions for a whole day and practise your exam technique... something you won't be able to do at home.
  • A team of experienced markers are onsite who will immediately mark each of your answers and will provide specific feedback on individual areas of weakness, to allow you to take swift corrective action. Our students consistently rate the QBR day as a highly effective revision tool.
 Other Tuition Packages available:
 GOLD PROGRAMME:
  • Tuition
  • Revision
  • Progress Test
  • Mock exam
  • Study manual & materials
 PLATINUM REVISON PROGRAMME:
  • Revision
  • QBR
  • Mock exam
  • Revision manual & materials
 GOLD REVISION PROGRAMME:
  • Revision
  • Mock exam
  • Revision manual & materials

 

 

Prizewinners

CIMA Logo

DBS has had over 1,000 prize winners in the Professional Accountancy field in recent years.  

D15173-0005
Lecturer Gerry Fahy, pictured with Amanda McKinley, who came 3rd in Ireland (F1), and Paul Cunningham, who came 2nd in the World (F1) in the November 2013 examinations.

Paul Cunningham CIMA F1 2nd in the World November 2013

I received a lot of positive recommendation from colleagues who studied CIMA in DBS, and this advice certainly lived up to my expectations. The lecturers are extremely experienced, committed and highly results focused. The QBR days are excellent. Overall, it’s a better educational experience than the public colleges I have attended. The QBR was a major plus for me, the combination of time focused exam questions and immediate feedback helped me a lot. It is much better than the Mocks for revision purposes, in my opinion.
Paul is currently working with An Post as an Audit Analyst

DBS CIMA Prize Winners November 2013

DBS CIMA Prize Winners May 2013

Fees

CIMA Logo

Buy 3 complete Platinum courses, get a 50% discount on 3rd course*
Re-sit students can also get a 50% discount on complete course*

If your employer is funding your fees, please download and complete this form, signed and stamped by your company/ line manager. 
This form needs to be returned to DBS Admissions along with your application form.
Under no circumstances will any books and notes be released to you on the first evening of class if this is not returned.
Download

  Platinum Programme
(Incl. Tuition, Revisions,
QBR, Progress Test, Mock Exam,
Study Manuals & Materials)
Gold Programme (Incl.
Evening Tuition, Revisions,
Progress Test, Mock Exam,
Study Manuals & Materials)
Platinum Revision Package (Incl. Revisions, QBR,
Mock Exam, Revision
Manual & Materials)
Gold Revision Package (Inc.
Revision, Mock
Exam, Revision
Manual & Materials)

Operational Level

E1 Enterprise Operations
 
 €560
 €495
 €285
 €215
P1 Performance Operations
 €560
 €495 
 €285 
 €215
F1 Financial Operations
 €560
 €495 
 €285 
 €215

Management Level

E2 Enterprise Management 
 €560
 €495 
 €285
 €215
P2 Performance Management 
 €560
 €495 
 €285
 €215
F2 Financial Management 
 €560  €495 
 €285
 €215

Strategic Level

E3 Enterprise Strategy 
 €650
 €590 
 €300
 €240
P3 Performance Strategy 
 €650
 €590 
 €300
 €240
F3 Financial Strategy 
 €650
 €590 
 €300
 €240

TOPCIMA

 
T4 Test of Professional Competence in Management Accounting  n/a  €590  n/a  n/a


Please note: CIMA tuition at DBS has been approved for tax relief for the tax year 2014. Tax relief is granted to Irish taxpayers for part time courses at the standard rate of Income Tax (20%) in respect of tuition fees paid exceeding €1,375 and up to €7,000.

*Discount Terms and Conditions
1. Course fees must be paid in full on enrolment on the first night of class. If full fees are not paid by this date all discounts will be forfeited and fees will revert to the standard list price.
2. To avail of the 50% re-sit discount, students must submit their official CIMA transcript of results. 
3. Where a discount is claimed for a third paper, the discount will be applied to the paper of lower (if applicable) value.
4. The above offer applies to individual students and cannot be combined with other student bookings or corporate discounts.
5. If your situation has not been covered by the above terms please contact us for clarification.

Resit Exams

CIMA Logo

Download CIMA brochure August-November 2014 


CIMA Timetables for August-November 2014
 

Operational Level

E1 Enterprise Operations - Timetable
P1 Performance Operations - Timetable
F1 Financial Operations - Timetable

Managerial Level

E2 Enterprise Management - Timetable
P2 Performance Management - Timetable
F2 Financial Management - Timetable

Strategic Level

E3 Enterprise Strategy - Timetable
P3 Performance Strategy - Timetable
F3 Financial Strategy - Timetable

Professional Competence Level

T4 Top CIMA - Timetable

Cima Resit Examiniations

Exam entry deadline students:  18-Jul-14
Exam fee deadline:  08-Aug-14
Admission Advice w/c 11 August 2014 
Exams 26, 27 ,28 , 29 and 30 August 
Exam results released Friday 19 September 2014 

*Please note timetables are provisional and may be subject to change. Please check back for updates before courses start. 

Do not hesitate to contact us directly on (01) 4177500 should you wish to discuss your study options for the next examination session.

 

BACK TO COURSES

CIMA Prizewinners

whats new image

Congratulations to all our CIMA students who received successful results in the May 2012 examination sitting. 29 Top Ten placings in Ireland were awarded to students including 1st and 2nd in the World Prizes for Olivia Naughton and Mark Mercer respectively. Olivia's achievement was in P3 Performance Strategy and Mark's was in paper E2 Enterprise Management, sat by 4,837 students worldwide.

Contact us

Contact us

The Admissions Office
Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
T: + 353 (0) 1 4177500
F: + 353 (0) 1 4177543
E: admissions@dbs.ie 


"DBS was the obvious choice for me based on advice from colleagues and the college’s successful track record in tutoring CIMA students. The combination of regular lectures, revision days, QBRs, and mock exams provided me with an excellent platform to maintain a steady study pattern over the semester. The tuition provided is highly exam focused and I found the lecturers’ guidance on study plans, exam technique and time management to be invaluable. The lecturers take a real interest in helping students maximise their potential and are very approachable and willing to provide advice and feedback. Based on my experience, I would recommend DBS to any prospective CIMA student."

Stephen Bracken – CIMA P1 
November 2013 Exam Diet