CIMA (Eng) / Certificate Level / C05

C05 fundamentals of ethics, corporate governance and business law

On completion of this exam you will have learnt from the following topics:

  • Ethics and business – 15%
  • Ethical conflict – 10%
  • Corporate governance – 10%
  • Comparison of English law with alternative legal systems – 10%
  • The law of contract – 20%
  • The law of employment – 10%
  • Company administration and finance – 25%

C05 full syllabus  (PDF 105KB)


Study resources

Exam practice *NEW* C05 online assessment practice

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Study guides C05: a guide for students (PDF 207KB)
Useful articles and ethics resources *New* Student ethics support tool

*New* Ethics CPD tool

Ethics: CIMA and professionalism (Velocity, August 2013

Ethical dilemmas (Velocity, October 2013)

2011 subject changes (July/August 2011)

Law of contract (FM October 2001, PDF 366KB)

Ethics checklist

Ethics quiz

Code of ethics

More ethics resources
Reading lists Core reading

CIMA C05 Study Text - CIMA Publishing

Additional reading

CIMA code of ethics

Course duration

50 hours

Course fee

CO5 (FBLW) 495 AZN