Professional Accountancy COURSES

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Overview

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Enrol now  for July 2014 intake

Download CIMA Brochure February-May 2014

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?

  • "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 Washington Post 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 February-May 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

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Enrol now for July 2014 intake 


Download CIMA Brochure February-May 2014 



CIMA Timetables for February-May 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



*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

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At DBS our CIMA lecturing team have over 60 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




John Lamont MSc MBA

Paper Specialist: Paper E2

John has a background in healthcare where he was senior medical scientist before moving into a senior hospital management role in 1996.  Subsequently he was appointed Chief Executive of Beaumont Hospital in 2001 and then served as Registrar/Chief Executive of the Medical Council until 2009.  John has been lecturing at DBS in strategic management and project management since completing his MBA from the Open University in 2012.  John also has a Master's of Science degree in Instrumental Analysis from DCU.  


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

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 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

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DBS  CIMA Prize-winners November 2012 examinations  

Name

Paper
 

Irish Placing

Carina Deegan Sankan E1 Enterprise Operations Joint 2nd
Shane Doyle E1 Enterprise Operations 4th
Jennifer Curtin E1 Enterprise Operations Joint 10th
Pat Donohoe E1 Enterprise Operations Joint 10th
Ciara McKeaney 
P1 Performance Operations 
2nd
 Ciara McKeaney 
E2 Enterprise Management  Joint 5th 
Mark Farrell P1 Performance Operations  Joint 3rd
Mark Farrell F2 Financial Management Joint 5th
Lisa MacMahon P1 Performance Operations 
Joint 3rd 
Lisa MacMahon F2 Financial Management 4th
Kevin Lyons P1 Performance Operations Joint 5th 
Nan Zhao P1 Performance Operations Joint 7th
Alena Kratka F1 Financial Operations 1st   
Joanna Gawlik F1 Financial Operations Joint 2nd 
Jerry Simpson F1 Financial Operations Joint 2nd
James Wall  F1 Financial Operations  4th 
Elizabeth Bennett  F1 Financial Operations  Joint 5th 
Michael Kevany  F1 Financial Operations  Joint 5th 
David Roben F1 Financial Operations  Joint 9th  
Catherine Thornton  F1 Financial Operations  Joint 9th 
Anna Abba  E2 Enterprise Management  2nd 
 Olumuyiwa Farayibi E2 Enterprise Management  3rd 
 Olumuyiwa Farayibi
P2 Performance Management  7th 
 Mark Mercer P2 Performance Management  Joint 1st 
 Ian O'Hara P2 Performance Management  10th 
 Neringa Pikcilingyte F2 Financial Management  9th 
 Barbara Serdeczna E3 Enterprise Strategy  4th 
Barbara Serdeczna
F3 Financial Strategy   2nd 
 Neasa Hayden E3 Enterprise Strategy  6th 
 Malgorzata Uminska E3 Enterprise Strategy  Joint 8th 
Brendan Keogh P3 Performance Strategy  2nd 
Joseph Killeen  P3 Performance Strategy  Joint 4th 
 Deirdre Ryan P3 Performance Strategy   Joint 6th
 Darragh Quinn F3 Financial Strategy  Third 
 Joanna Sobesto  F3 Financial Strategy  Joint 8th  
Padraic Lee   F3 Financial Strategy
Joint 8th 
Adrian English T4 Bart B Case Study Examination Joint 5th

DBS CIMA Prize-winners May 2012 examinations  


Name

Paper
 

Irish Placing

Catherine Thornton  E1 Enterprise Operations
Joint 1st in Ireland  
Ciara McKeaney   E1 Enterprise Operations
 3nd in Ireland
Carina Deegan Sankaren P1 Performance Operations 2nd in Ireland 
Brian Gallagher
P1 Performance Operations
 Joint 5th in Ireland 
Olumuyiwa Farayibi P1 Performance Operations
 Joint 9th in Ireland 
Catherine Thornton  P1 Performance Operations
 Joint 9th in Ireland
Olumuyiwa Farayibi
 F1 Financial Operations
 Joint 6th in Ireland 
Martin Kerata  F1 Financial Operations Joint 9th in Ireland
Lisa McMahon F1 Financial Operations
Joint 9th in Ireland
Mark Mercer 
 E2 Enterprise Management
1st in Ireland &
2nd Worldwide
Darragh Quinn  E2 Enterprise Management
2nd in Ireland 
Brian Smyth E2 Enterprise Management
 4th in Ireland
Danielle Nolan 
 E2 Enterprise Management
 Joint 5th in Ireland
Denis Barry  E2 Enterprise Management
 Joint 5th in Ireland
Mark Farrell 
E2 Enterprise Management
Joint 7th in Ireland
Mark Mercer F2 Financial Management
1st in Ireland  
Philip Browne  F2 Financial Management
 Joint 2nd in Ireland  
Diarmuid Cowhie  F2 Financial Management
 Joint 6th in Ireland 
Shane Smith 
 F2 Financial Management
 Joint 6th in Ireland  
Ronan Bernie  F2 Financial Management
 Joint 8th in Ireland  
Olivia Naughton  E3 Enterprise Strategy
 4th in Ireland
Ian Browne  E3 Enterprise Strategy
 Joint 5th in Ireland  
Brian Smyth 
 E3 Enterprise Strategy
 Joint 9th in Ireland 
Olivia Naughton 
P3 Performance Strategy
1st in Ireland &
1st Worldwide
Olivia Naughton F3 Financial Strategy
 Joint 7th in Ireland  
James Daly 
 F3 Financial Strategy
 Joint 9th in Ireland  
Sandra Milasa F3 Financial Strategy
 Joint 9th in Ireland
Sally-Ann Tucker  T4 Part B Case Study Exam
 Joint 6th in Ireland  
Irune Irzabal Bengoa  T4 Part B Case Study Exam
Joint 10th in Ireland

  
  

Fees

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

  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 €1375 and up to €7000.

*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

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Enrol now for July 2014 intake 


Download CIMA Brochure February-May 2014 



CIMA Timetables for February-May 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



*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

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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

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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