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Global C-suite Business & Finance Programme

What others say

‘As a management consultant for the past two years, I wanted a qualification that’s more business-focused rather than accounting-focused. I was also looking for a forward thinking qualification and that was when I came across CIMA qualification.’

Mohd Tahir Kader Mohideen
General ManagerFinance & Controlling

What others say

'Being an FCMA and CGMA adds to my credentials as a well-rounded financial management professional with the necessary technical, business, people and leadership skills at the strategic level.'

Chan Min Son
Rimbunan Hijau Group
Greater China

What others say

'The CIMA programme is indeed very business driven and focuses on all aspects of business skills that are needed in today’s fast changing and complex business world. The programme supports my 25 years of practical experience to be a strong business leader and it enables me to impart the knowledge to my team. It was a challenge to manage my time between work and study but the strong support provided - study workshops, exam techniques and mock exams - helped me to pass the exam in one sitting.'

Sazali Mohd Ariffin
Vice President - Finance,
Corporate Control
Leading FMCG and multinational company,


Enhance your professional standing

The exclusive Global C-Suite Business and Finance Programme is an entry route designed to 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.

On this fast-track programme for C-suite executives, candidates will attend the 4-day C-Suite programme workshop and take the final Strategic Case Study exam (SCS) of the CIMA qualification.

Upon successful completion of this exam and membership application, you will qualify for direct entry to CIMA membership and awarding of the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA®) and ACMA designations.

The SCS exam will focus on the application of strategic management accounting techniques to analyse, recommend and support decisions areas that fall within the scope of CFOs and senior management.

This programme is open to all CFOs, CEOs and senior management who wish to enhance their professional standing with the CIMA professional qualification.

Global C-suite Business & Finance Programme

Study and Qualification

Successful candidates who are accepted into the Global C-suite Business and Finance Programme will prepare for the last exam of the CIMA qualification - a three-hour case study exam. The exam primarily involves the application of strategic management accounting techniques to analyse, recommend and support decisions, areas which fall within the job scope of CFOs and senior management.

Why should you join the programme?

This programme will enhance your skillsets in leadership, people and business:

  • Build the confidence to lead an agile finance function that is fit for purpose in the digital age.
  • Be a strong leader with a broader skillset to influence and inspire those around you.
  • Possess the tools to become a strategic business partner with good decision-making skills to create value for your company.
  • Sharpen your skills in providing relevant insights for your organisation to stay future-focused.
  • Unique opportunity to network with peers around the world.
  • Get access to a world-class international trainer with a proven track record in running this programme in the Asia Pacific region.

Learn more about the benefits of the CGMA designation in our members section.

C-Suite workshop for the Middle East

The C-Suite workshop will focus on the preparation for the three-hour Strategic Case Study (SCS) exam. 

All successful candidates joining the program in the Middle East must attend this workshop in any one of the four windows below.

Month City
January Dubai
April Dubai
July Dubai
October Dubai

Note: The programme fee does not include flight and accommodation.

Strategic case study exam

The strategic case study exam is based upon a case study that is set within a simulated business context relating to one or more fictionalized organisations. The context described in the case study is based on a real business or industry. The case study therefore has no specific syllabus content of its own. It primarily involves the application of strategic management accounting techniques to analyse, recommend and support decisions.

Month City
January Dubai
April Dubai
July Dubai
October Dubai

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Selection criteria

C- Suite programme is open to C-suite executives such as CFOs, CEOs and senior management who have at least 10 years of relevant experience in finance and business functions. Relevant work experience refers to the practical experience requirements specified by CIMA in obtaining CIMA membership and the CGMA designation.

How to apply

Prospective candidates in the Middle East are required to send copy of a detailed experience CV to program manager - for initial review of experience profile to confirm your eligibility to apply for the C-Suite programme and receive further guidance on the application requirements.


Deadline for submission of application and documents


Application deadline Workshop window Exam window
June 30, 2022 July 2022 August 2022
September 30, 2022 October 2022 November 2022

The key dates for the 2022 four-day workshops and exam will be communicated shorty.

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