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CGMA Corporate Professional Pathway

Your work experience counts. Expand your career horizon with the fast track CGMA Corporate Professional Pathway, designed with multiple entry points to the CIMA Professional Qualification based on your work experience in finance, accounting and business functions.

CGMA Corporate Professional Pathway

There are three levels of entry depending on your work experience:

Entry point Minimum work experience required Minimum length of work experience Award
Strategic level
  • Implementing business strategies from finance perspectives
  • Identifying and managing risk at a lower level
  • Implementing financial strategy
8 years CGMA designation and CIMA membership (after successful membership application)
Management Case Study
  • Dealing with stakeholders and implementation of projects
  • Making product and pricing decisions
  • Performance evaluation of divisions or component parts
  • Knowing how the business impacts on the financial statements and ability to analyse the performance of the organisation through financial statements
5 years CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting
Operational Case Study
  • Analysing the structure of the organisation as well as cross-functional communication
  • Costing and/or budgeting
  • Preparing part of or entire financial statements including group accounts
3 years CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting

Your learning need not stop at the CIMA Diploma or Advanced Diploma level. The CGMA designation will be yours after you complete another 4 exams (Advanced Diploma holders) or 8 exams (Diploma holders) and submit a successful application for CIMA membership.

View the complete CIMA Professional Qualification syllabus.

The process

1 Employer shortlists candidates.
2 Candidate completes the application form and submits it via email together with CV and the highest academic document. Candidates are advised to choose the entry point as shown in the table above.
3 CIMA admits the candidate into the programme. Employer will make the necessary payments.
4 Candidate attends compulsory revision workshops to prepare for the exam.(applicable for case study exams only).
5 Candidate sits for the exam.
6 Candidate receives the respective award.

Study support

Successful candidates must attend compulsory workshops  to prepare for the exams. Candidates can also purchase additional study material via  


  • Preparation for each CIMA exam will take about six to eight weeks.
  • Objective Tests can be taken at any time of the year. For case studies, there are four windows a year when you can sit for the exams (February, May, August and November).
  • You can sit for the exam at any of the Pearson Vue test centres nearest to you.
  • All CIMA exams are computer-based. The duration is 90 minutes for Objective Tests and three hours for case study exams. The case study exam is set within a simulated business context relating to one or more fictionalised organisations and it is based on a real industry.
  • Six weeks before the actual case study exam, CIMA issues the case study pre-seen material. It gives you an opportunity to preview the case study and learn about the industry. On the real exam day, the ‘unseen material’ will be provided to you, with questions that you will need to answer. The case study incorporates calculations, short answers and essays. Its focus is on application, analysis and evaluation.

Terms and conditions

  • Upon successful application, candidates must register and make payment in full within 14 days.
  • Candidates must complete the programme within 12 months upon registration with CIMA. 
  • Candidates will be required to re-apply for the programme if the exam(s) are not completed within 12 months and charges will apply.
  • Payment made is not refundable.

Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) SkillsFuture Study Awards

Singaporean candidates who have successfully enrolled may apply to SAC for the SkillsFuture Study Awards, to defray out-of-pocket expenses for this programme. 

SAC SkillsFuture Study Awards





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