Technology is creating fundamental changes in the role of finance.
Although accounting is still an essential foundation of the finance function, it is now capable of becoming a much more influential player within an organisation.
We’re equipping current and future Chartered Global Management Accountants with the skills they need to lead finance professionals in the digital age. Digital strategy, cybersecurity, data analytics and a comprehensive knowledge of modern business models are vital to guiding organisations through a time of extraordinary change.
Our industry leading syllabus and pioneering assessments will continue to evolve, based on extensive research conducted with employers worldwide to understand the key technologies impacting the finance profession.What does this mean for you?
You can't see the future, but with the right insight you can prepare for it!
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Whether you're new to business and accounting or an experienced professional, we have you covered. Our flexible framework helps you make the most of your existing qualifications and skills, while helping you get the knowledge and experience you need to become a CGMA designation holder.
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Anyone can study with CIMA — The only requirement we ask for is that you be competent in mathematics and the English language.
You don’t need a degree to start a successful career after school or college. By training with CIMA you can bypass university and head straight for the world of business.
You’ll start with our entry-level qualification, the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA). this will help you build your business and financial knowledge. it's a recognised qualification in its own right and a great introduction to the world of business, whether you're looking to secure a top job or run your own business. once you’ve qualified, you can use the letters CIMA Cert BA after your name.Register as a student
If you hold an MBA or Masters in Accounting, you can take the fast-track Masters Gateway route to the CGMA designation. You'll just need to pass the CIMA Gateway exam, which is a three-hour computer-based case study exam available four times a year.
Once you've passed the CIMA Gateway exam, you'll be exempt from 11 exams, and can progress straight to the strategic level of the CIMA Professional Qualification, the final step towards CGMA status.Register as a student
If you hold an MBA or Master's in Accounting, you can take the accelerated Master's Gateway route to the CIMA Professional Qualification. You'll just need to pass the CIMA Gateway exam, which is a three-hour computer-based case study exam available four times a year.
Once you've passed the CIMA Gateway exam, you’ll be exempt from 11 exams, and can progress straight to the strategic level of the CIMA Professional Qualification, the final step towards CGMA status.Register as a student
Whether you're still studying or you've progressed to membership at a recognised IFAC body, it's important to think about what you want to achieve next. As a member of another professional body, you may be eligible for a fast track route into the CIMA qualification.Register as a student
Anyone can study with CIMA, whether you already work in business and finance, want to change career or even hope to run your own business. Whether you already work in business and want a professional qualification to help you get further, or you have no business or finance background and want to make a change, becoming a CGMA designation holder could be the best career decision you ever make.Register as a student
Your earning potential can increase as soon as you start studying with us, and continue to rise even after you qualify as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). See how much you could earn with our Salary Insights.
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“It's a door-opener — CIMA is a globally recognised institute, which means that, as a member, I can continue to work in finance in a number of locations.”
— Jagdeep Kaur, ACMA, CGMA
“CIMA — a well-rounded and highly sought-after business finance qualification.”
— Dami Fayemi, CIMA Student
“To gain the skills and knowledge required
to advance up the chain of authority,
earning more responsibility and
— Thomas Bateman, ACMA, CGMA
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— John Anderson, ACMA, CGMA
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“It's a dynamic, forward-thinking
and commercially focused qualification that
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— Anthony Meakin, ACMA, CGMA
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