CIMA Certificate – BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics

Would you like to achieve an excellent online accredited UK qualification, which will demonstrate a high level of skill and knowledge? Look no further than this fantastic CIMA Certificate – BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics online course.

This excellent BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics unit CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting is intended for learners who hope to gain an accredited business economics certificate, which will enable learners work in business in an accounting or financial type role. During this CIMA BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics unit of CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting qualification learners will cover the economic and operating context of business and how the factors of competition, the behaviour of financial markets and government economic policy can influence an organisation. In addition, learners of this Business Economics course will explore the information available to assist management in evaluating and forecasting the behaviour of consumers, markets and the economy in general.

Who is it for


Course Benefits:

  • Gain an accredited UK qualification
  • Access to excellent quality video tutorials
  • Learners will be eligible for an NUS Discount Card
  • Excellent tutor support Monday-Friday
  • One year’s access to the course
  • Support by phone, live chat, and email
  • Join a friendly online learning platform

Course Curriculum:

Module 01: Business Organisations

Module 02: Shareholders and Shareholders Wealth

Module 03: Demand and Supply

Module 04: Price Elasticity of Demand and Supply

Module 05: Types of Market

Module 06: Economies of Scale

Module 07: Regulation of Markets

Module 08: Income and Monetary Policy

Module 09: The Trade Cycle

Module 10: Supply and Demand Model

Module 11: Global trade

Module 12: Foreign Exchange Markets and the Exchange Rate

Module 13: The Financial System

Module 14: Financial intermediaries

Module 15: Financial Markets

Module 16: Investment Appraisal

Module 17: Data and Information

Module 18: Trends, forecasts and patterns

Module 19: Moving averages

Module 20: Index Numbers

Method of Assessment:

You will be assessed by official exam, which is not included in the cost of this course and you need to purchase exam separately.

Exam details listed below:

  • Format: computer based
  • Length: 2 hours
  • Questions: BA1, BA2 and BA3 each contain 60 objective test questions, while BA4 contains 85 objective test questions.
  • Marking: computer marked
  • Results: provisional result available immediately followed by confirmation no more than 48 hours later

CIMA is working in partnership with Pearson VUE, who have over 20 years of experience in offering electronic testing and run computer based assessments for all levels of CIMA qualifications. There are currently over 5,000 Pearson VUE test centres in 178 countries. Locations of Pearson VUE test centres can be found on the CIMA website.


This BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics course will help you to achieve the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting. By successfully completing the BA1, BA2, BA3, and BA4 you will achieve a CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting.

Awarding Body:

CIMA is the world’s leading, and largest, professional body of management accountants. Our unique blend of management accounting, financial accounting and business-focused subjects produces competent and confident CGMAs who can lead their organisations to sustainable success.


The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting does not require formal entry qualifications. As such it provides open access to a stand-alone business and accounting qualification and a springboard to the Professional Qualification for those without a relevant degree or other accounting qualification. Students are expected to have a good level of mathematics and English language to successfully gain the qualification.

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