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CIMA is the world's largest and leading professional body of management accountants. To make your mark as an impactful finance professional in the digital age, study the CIMA Professional Qualification.


Catch the eye of employers
around the globe

Thousands of companies around the world, from multinationals to the newest start-ups, train their people with us. The CIMA qualification is designed to bring together management accounting, financial accounting and business, so you'll have the skills employers need.


Choose your own role

CIMA members are Finance Controllers, Business Analysts and Consultants. Find them working for football clubs, and the NHS, and in the corporate sector with Deloitte and EY. Whichever direction you choose, the CIMA qualification will open doors.


Earn higher salaries

As a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) you can earn more and go further. Your earning potential will increase as you progress through the qualification rising, to £63,000 as a CGMA designation holder.


Study at your own speed

Our on-demand exams and flexible structure put you in control, so you can study at the pace that works for you. You could complete a level every year, or take a steadier pace if you're balancing studies with a busy working life, family or university studies.


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Salary Insights 2018

Increase your earning potential by studying the future-ready CIMA Professional Qualification, built for finance professionals in the digital age.

£32k the average salary of a CIMA student


the average salary of a CIMA student

84% of CIMA students expect to receive an increase in salary in the next year


of CIMA students expect to receive an increase in salary in the next year

£63k the average salary of a CGMA designation holder


the average salary of a CGMA designation holder

Start your CIMA journey

Register as a
CIMA student

Identify your entry route and complete your registration with CIMA.

Apply for exemptions

Check your eligibility and apply for any exemptions before starting your study.

Choose your
study method

Through a tuition provider, or online with the help of study texts.

Schedule your
first exam

A target date is a great motivator, so book your first exam as soon as you can.

Entry routes into CIMA

For more information about your entry route including possible exemptions and where you'll begin studying please see the links below.

School leavers

Are you about to leave school or college? Are you interested in a rewarding and successful career in business? CIMA can offer you an alternative qualification to university that is highly valued by employers worldwide.

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Undergraduates and graduates

Are you a university student or recent graduate looking to start your career in business or finance? Graduates in any degree discipline can study CIMA and get a head start in the job market.

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MBA and Masters in Accounting holders

Adding a professional qualification to your MBA or Masters in Accounting will give you an even stronger advantage in the job market. Find out about the Masters Gateway accelerated route into CIMA.

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AAT students and members

As an AAT student or member, you can take the next step in your career and start studying for the globally recognised CIMA qualification any time.

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Everyone else

Anyone can study CIMA, whether you already work in business and finance, want to change career or even hope to run your own business. Find out how you can study CIMA if you dont fit into any of the above entry routes.

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