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CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants offering the most relevant accounting qualification for a career in business. If you are considering a career in business and finance, the CIMA qualification will open doors with employers all over the world.


    the AICPA & CIMA community, whether you’re new to business and finance or an experienced professional. Increase your chances of career success by studying with CIMA to become a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

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    Management accounting

    is the sourcing, analysis, communication and use of decision-relevant financial and non-financial information to generate and preserve value for organisations.

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Qualifications and programmes

The Certificate in Business Accounting is an entry level accounting qualification.

It allows students to enter the world of finance even with little or no accounting background.

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  • Exams: 4 computer-based objective test exams, available on demand.
  • Average time of completion: 12-18 months.
  • Diploma after graduation: CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

CGMA Professional Qualification is a world recognized qualification for people who are exposed to working with financial information, for example in college or working in the profession.

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  • Exams: 9 computer-based objective test exams, available on demand, 3 comprehensive case studies (4 exam sessions a year).
  • Average time for completion: 2-3 years.
  • Diploma after graduation: Diploma in Management Accounting (after completing the Operational level), Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting (after completing the Management level).
  • Titles: Dip MA, Adv Dip MA.
  • Membership in CIMA: ACMA, CGMA (Associate Chartered Accountant Management, Chartered Global Management Accountant)

Enhance your professional standing

Leap forward to a global designation. The CFO Programme will help you stay at the cutting edge of your profession.

It will complement your experience and put you on a fast track to gaining the globally trusted and highly valued CGMA designation.

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During this fast track programme, candidates will only take the Strategic Case Study exam of the CGMA qualification. 

Success at the exam will allow direct entry to CIMA membership and awarding of the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

Ahead of sitting the exam, candidates will attend preparatory classes at WHU- Otto Beisheim School of Management, campus Düsseldorf.

Senior Executive Programme is a tailor-made 3-months course catered for the crème de la crème in a company.

It is most suitable for experienced managers and team leaders. The programme is a chance to join the group of the best management accounting specialists.

The Digital Controlling Programme is designed for professionals in Controlling & Finance who aspire to drive digital transformation in their organizations.

This intense and highly practical development programme focuses on fostering an entrepreneurial, agile, and customercentric mindset during periods of corporate transformation, and the ability to lead digitalization within organizations from the Finance function.

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The Global Management Accounting Principles© were created for this era of business to improve decision-making in organisations through the provision of high quality management information.

They support you in benchmarking your organisation against best practice.

The Principles reflect the perspective of CEOs, CFOs, academics, regulators, government bodies and other professionals in 20 countries across five continents. This included a 90-day public consultation in which more than 400 people participated. Public as well as private sector representation has been included so that the Principles have universal applicability.