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CIMA BA1 - Fundamentals of Business Economics

This subject primarily covers 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. It also deals with the information available to assist management in evaluating and forecasting the behaviour of consumers, markets and the economy in general.

The focus of this syllabus is on providing candidates with an understanding of the areas of economic activity relevant to an organisation’s decisions and, within this context, the numerical techniques to support such decisions.

Summary of syllabus

Each subject is divided into a number of broad syllabus topics.

A percentage weighting is shown against each syllabus topic and is intended as a guide to the proportion of study time each topic requires.

It is essential that all topics in the syllabus are studied, as all topics will be examined. 

 

Weight

Syllabus topic

25%

A. Macroeconomic and Institutional Context of Business

30%

B. Microeconomic and Organisational Context of Business

20%

C. Informational Context of Business

25%

D. Financial Context of Business