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Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law - BA4

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  • 10Guided Learning Hours
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What Will I Learn?

Understand how ethics underpins commercial activity
Learn how to identify ethical dilemmas and offer appropriate resolutions


Merely being knowledgeable in Accounting, financial and managerial concepts would not be sufficient if you are to become CIMA Certified Professional in Business Accounting. In addition you would need to equip yourself with ethical, corporate fundamentals of governance and business law in order to become a certified professional in a recognised CIMA qualification such as this.

Usually when a business is conducted in the real world, the legal and administrative frameworks support commercial activity. With this in mind the ethical guidelines, fundamentals of governance such as contract law and employment law is discussed at some depth in this unit BA4.

We provide 100% support for all our learners to successfully complete this course with providing tailor made guidance for each learner. This is because we understand that each learner has quite unique learning abilities as no two learners are the same.

Enroll in this course to pass the exam to have a successful pathway to your CIMA qualification.

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  • School leavers
  • Small business owners
  • Undergraduates and graduates
  • Anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in management accountancy
The BA4 – Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law does not require formal entry-level qualifications. Learners must be over the age of 16 and have basic knowledge in Mathematics, ICT and English Language.
  • Business Ethics and Ethical Conflict
  • Corporate Governance, Controls and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • General Principles of the Legal System, Contract and Employment La
  • Company Administration
This is an objective test. The objective test must be passed in order for learners to complete the syllabus module. Additionally, learners who wish to progress to the CIMA Foundation level qualification should also successfully pass this test.
This is a computer-based test. The test is made up of multiple choice, number entry and drag and drop question formats. Objective Test
  • Format – Computer-Based
  • Duration – 120 minutes
  • BA4 – 85 objective test questions

(A score of 100 out of 150 will represent a Pass)

Objective tests - GBP95 (Tier 1 per exam)

Please Note : Official Exam is not provided, It should be purchased separately

Please note that the prices are subject to change by the The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) at any given time. The above price mentioned per objective test are at the time of writing only. You may check with the official CIMA website for latest updates in prices. https://www.cimaglobal.com/Starting-CIMA/Starting-CIMA/Fees/
Upon the successful completion of the unit Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law - BA4, learners can advance to the next unit of the Certificate in Business Accounting (CIMA Cert BA) Or If the learner has already completed other units, can apply to the final exam of Certificate in Business Accounting (CIMA Cert BA).

Upon completing this module syllabus, you will be one step closer to having a career in business and finance. While this module does not give you direct access to gain employment, you have the opportunity to take the rest of the 3 modules in the CIMA Foundation Certificate. A career in management accounting is waiting for you, and will provide a clear path to progress in your desired employment. Companies worldwide, irrespective of their size require the services and knowledge of management accountants. Management Accountants are marketable across multiple industries.

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Course Curriculum

BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law
BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law 00:00:00
Chapter 1 - Ethics And Ethical Principles
Introduction 00:00:00
Management Accountant’s Role In Business Ethics 00:00:00
Ethical Influences 00:00:00
Absolute V Relative 00:00:00
Schools Of Ethics 00:00:00
The Consequences Of Poor Ethics In Business 00:00:00
Accountants And The Public Interest 00:00:00
Sources Of Professional Rules And Ethics 00:00:00
Ethical Codes 00:00:00
Organisational And Personal Values 00:00:00
Lifelong Learning 00:00:00
Chapter 2 - Cima’s Code Of Ethics
Introduction 00:00:00
Fundamental Principles 00:00:00
Threats To Professional Ethics And Responses To Threats To Ethical Principles And Ethical Conflicts 00:00:00
CIMA’s Ethical Code And The Law 00:00:00
Chapter 3 - Corporate Governance – 1
Why Corporate Governance Is Needed 00:00:00
Corporate Governance, Ethics And The Law 00:00:00
OECD Principles Of Corporate Governance 00:00:00
IFACS Main Drivers For Sustainable Corporate Success 00:00:00
CIMA’s Proposals For Better Reporting Of Corporate Governance 00:00:00
Tone From The Top 00:00:00
Chapter 4 - Corporate Governance – 2
Introduction 00:00:00
Unitary And Two-Tier Boards 00:00:00
The UK Corporate Governance Code 00:00:00
Chapter 5 - Internal And External Audit
Introduction 00:00:00
Internal Audit 00:00:00
The Need For External Audit 00:00:00
What The External Auditors Do 00:00:00
What Auditors Don’t Do 00:00:00
Advantages And Disadvantages Of An External Audit 00:00:00
Chapter 6 - Error And Fraud
Introduction 00:00:00
Errors 00:00:00
Fraud 00:00:00
Pre-Requisites For Fraud 00:00:00
Internal Control And Its Role In Preventing And Detecting Fraud And Errors 00:00:00
Control Procedures And Activities 00:00:00
Protection Against Fraud 00:00:00
Chapter 7 - Corporate Social Responsibility
Introduction 00:00:00
OECD General Policies 00:00:00
The Demands Of Multiple Stakeholders 00:00:00
CSR And The Supply Chain 00:00:00
Reporting Corporate Social Responsibility 00:00:00
CSR And Brand Management 00:00:00
Chapter 8 - Contract Law
What Is A Contract? 00:00:00
Offers 00:00:00
Acceptance 00:00:00
Consideration 00:00:00
Intention To Enter Into Legal Relations 00:00:00
Terms, Warranties And Conditions 00:00:00
Misrepresentation 00:00:00
Companies And Contracts 00:00:00
Chapter 9 - Employment Law
Employment 00:00:00
Implied Terms 00:00:00
Collective Agreements 00:00:00
Written Statement Of Employment Particulars 00:00:00
What A Written Statement Must Include 00:00:00
What A Written Statement Doesn’t Need To Include 00:00:00
Working Abroad 00:00:00
Problems With A Written Statement 00:00:00
Workplace Policies And Procedures 00:00:00
Diversity 00:00:00
Bribery And Corruption 00:00:00
Whistle-Blowing 00:00:00
Money Laundering 00:00:00
Social Media 00:00:00
Data Protection 00:00:00
Health And Safety 00:00:00
Disciplinary Procedures, Employment Protection And Termination 00:00:00
Chapter 10 - Business Organisations
Types Of Business Organisation 00:00:00
The Company’s Constitution 00:00:00
The Corporate Veil 00:00:00

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    J M

    Jody Mccarthy

    July 13, 2020 - 4:19pm
    Expansive curriculum

    The curriculum focused on ethical dilemmas and appropriate resolutions which I found to be highly engaging. When taking the exam, everything I learned at the training was highly beneficial to me. So I want to say great work to the provider.

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    Gail Brooks

    July 02, 2020 - 5:06pm
    In depth course

    I just completed this course and have to say I have learned a lot about the role of management accounting in a public or commercial sector. Everything is explained in depth and an easy to understand language. Very complete and in depth course with lots of info and material for future reference.

    J P

    Jackie Poole

    June 25, 2020 - 7:35am
    Fantastic overview

    Fantastic overview, covered all desired topics going into the course. The material itself was engaging and interesting.

    B S

    Billy Saunders

    June 13, 2020 - 1:55pm
    Interesting course

    Very interesting and thorough course.

    R H

    Reggie Holmes

    May 28, 2020 - 2:44pm
    Clear explanations

    This course will introduce you to accounting in the efficient and smooth way. I got to understand the most fundamentals concepts of financial accounting.

    C P

    Cameron Poole

    May 07, 2020 - 10:45am
    Engaging material

    The material itself was incredibly engaging.

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£39 (inc. VAT)
  • 365 Days
  • Certificate
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  • Awarded by 'CIMA'
  • 10Guided Learning Hours
  • Course Material
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