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What is this course?

This course is a 2 year Post Graduate program from Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
in collaboration with CIMA. CIMA is the globally recognised membership body with over
195,000 students and members in 176 countries and is responsible for education and training
of management accountants.
How does this programme differ from any other MBA?

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) with dual


specialisation in Finance and Management Accounting as well as acquire the
CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.

PGDBA is recognised by Distant Education Council Government of India.

The CIMA qualification is recognised by employers worldwide.

Who is eligible for this course?

Graduate in any discipline from a recognised university


CIMA students are eligible for this course; however you must also fulfil the above
criteria. No exemptions from the course will be considered on the basis of completed
CIMA papers

What is the selection process?

No selection process, its a direct entry. There is no entrance test, if you fulfil the
eligibility criteria you will be able to join the program directly.

How do I apply?
You can download soft-copy version of application form and prospectus from
www.cimaglobal.com/symbiosis. Hard-copy version of application form and prospectus from
the programme coordinator, CIMA India Liaison Office, 303 Vibgyor Tower, Bandra Kurla
Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, 400051 on payment of Rs.1000/- by demand draft in favour
of The Director, SCDL, payable at Pune

What is the last date to apply?


Last date for issuing prospectus and receiving the completed application form is 31st
December 2012.
How would I know that my application has been accepted?
You will receive a communication by email about the status of your application

What are the Fees from the programme?

The program fee shall have two components one payable to SCDL and other payable to
CIMA.
a) SCDL Program Fees: The program fee for each student shall be Rs.56, 000/- (Rs. Fifty
Six Thousand only). All Fees should be paid in the form of demand draft drawn in favor of
The Director, SCDL, payable at Pune
Sr. No
1

Type of Fee
Registration fee (non-refundable)

Program Fee
1st installment
Program Fee
2nd installment

Payment Schedule
Rs.1,000/- per student to be paid along
with enrolment form
Rs.30,000/- per student to be paid along
with enrollment form
Rs.25,000/- per student within 4 months
from date of enrollment

b) CIMA program fee: The program fee shall be GBP 1200 payable in 4 equal installments
payable to Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.
Sr. No
1
2
3
4

Type of Fee
Program Fee
1st installment
Program Fee
2nd installment
Program Fee
3rd installment
Program Fee
4th installment

Payment Schedule
GBP 300 along with enrollment
GBP 300 within 4 months from date of enrollment
GBP 300 on completion of 2nd semester
GBP 300 on completion of

How is the course taught?


The course is taught via distance learning. All students will be supplied with the relevant
learning material which includes books for all Semester from SCDL. For 4th Semester you
will also get online learning material called CIMAstudy.com in addition to SCDL books.
I live outside of India or I may move abroad during the course, can I take this course?
Yes, but please check if there is an SCDL and CIMA exam centres in your country.
Once I complete the joint programme, can I continue to be a CIMA student?
Yes. On passing the CIMA Masters Gateway exam you will be awarded the CIMA
Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting. This also means you have only to
complete 4 more CIMA papers to be eligible to apply for CIMA Membership.

Who can I contact to get more information on this scheme?

Visit the following link www.cimaglobal.com/symbiosis


Or contact
Programme Coordinator, CIMA India Liaison Office, 303 Vibgyor Tower, Bandra Kurla
Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, 400051