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  • Chartered Institute ofManagement Accountants

    Chartered Institute ofManagement Accountants


    Information and resources to support your CIMA students and members



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    CIMA AND THE CGMA DESIGNATION2 CIMA overview2 What is management accounting?2 The Chartered Global Management

    Accountant (CGMA) designation

    STUDY CIMA3 Why choose CIMA?3 Who is CIMA for?3 The CIMA difference4 CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting4 Study the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

    through a Higher Apprenticeship4 CIMA Professional Qualification5 Exam exemptions5 Tuition Providers5 Register as a student5 CIMA student and member profiles

    STUDENT RESOURCES6 Study support6 MY CIMA6 CIMAconnect6 CIMAstudy.com6 CIMA study texts6 Velocity student e-magazine6 Becoming a CIMA member6 CIMA Study Shop7 Exam resources7 CIMA Aptitude7 Computer-based assessment7 How to schedule an exam7 Exam fees7 Pearson Vue exam centres7 Special consideration requests7 Exam timetable8 Exam results explained8 Exam pass rates8 Student success stories8 Exam results8 Exam performance report

    CGMA BENEFITS AND RESOURCES9 Becoming a CGMA9 CGMA case studies9 CGMA benefits9 CGMA newsletter9 CGMA reports9 CGMA business tools9 CGMA courses and publications9 Financial Management magazine

    CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT (CPD)10 CIMA CPD Scheme10 CIMA Competency and Learning website10 CIMA Mastercourses10 CIMA on demand10 CIMA local events11 Utilising CIMAs Research and Resources11 CGMA.org11 CGMA Magazine11 Resources11 CPD Tool 11 Cimaglobal.com11 UK Events11 CIMA Connect

    THOUGHT LEADERSHIP12 CIMA thought leadership12 Latest reports12 White papers12 Academic research12 Thought leadership webcasts12 Insight e-magazine

    CIMA PROFESSIONALISM13 CIMA code of conduct13 CIMA ethics support guide13 CIMA ethics toolkit13 CIMA members handbook

    GLOBAL MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES14 Global Management Accounting Principles

    OTHER CIMA QUALIFICATIONS15 Islamic Finance qualifications15 Global Business Services Qualification



    Dear Employer,

    Welcome to our brand new bitesize resource pack, featuring a range of suggested content for use on your intranet and careers pages to keep your future talent, students and members up-to-date with CIMA information and resources.

    Mapping the CIMA journey from becoming a student to beyond the CGMA designation, each topic includes a brief summary and live links to cimaglobal.com/uk for more information. We have also included You Tube links to CIMA videos that we thought you might find useful, all of which you can simply copy and embed into your own online and print communications.




    The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation

    CIMA overviewCIMA is the worlds largest and leading professional body of management accountants.

    With more than 227,000 members and students in 179 countries, CIMA offers a range of business readyqualifications, professional experience requirements anda CPD programme.

    What is management accounting? Management accounting combines accounting, finance and management with the cutting edge techniques needed to drive successful businesses.

    The Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation CGMA is the global designation for management accountants. Its powered by the resources and expertise of CIMA and AICPA, two of the worlds leading accounting organisations.




    Explaining the CIMA difference

    Why choose CIMA? Most accounting qualifications train people for private practice, working on external audit and tax issues. CIMA prepares people for a career in business. It teaches skills for strategic advice, managing risk and making key decisions. The syllabus is designed to deliver a strong understanding of all aspects of business so members can contribute in many areas of an organisation.

    Who is CIMA for?Anyone can study CIMA, whether they are new to finance and business or an experienced professional. Find out about the different entry routes available.

    The CIMA differenceThe CIMA syllabus is unique. It has been designed to blend management accounting, financial accounting and business focused subjects to ensure CIMA qualified professionals have all the skills that employers demand. The CIMA difference diagram compares the CIMA Professional Qualification syllabus to those offered by other accounting bodies.




    Choosing the right qualification

    CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

    The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA) will help students with little or no accounting experience unleash their true business potential. Teaching core business and finance skills beyond simple financial accounting, Cert BA syllabus is the perfect stepping stone towards a career in business and finance.

    The Cert BA is a qualification in its own right and also forms a formal entry route into the CIMA Professional Qualification. Once students successfully complete both qualifications and qualify for membership, they will be awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

    The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting syllabus will be updated for 2017 based on extensive global research with industry leaders and educators.

    CIMA Professional Qualification

    The CIMA Professional Qualification is a business-relevant qualification that, combined with relevant professional work experience, leads to the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.The syllabus was updated in 2015 to meet the ever-changing needs of employers; the focus on core accounting and business skills is as strong as ever, but new topics including Big Data, integrated reporting and sustainability have been added to ensure CIMA members stay relevant and current in the workplace.



    AWARD : CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (CIMA Cert BA)

    BA1Fundamentals ofBusiness Economics

    BA2Fundamentals of Management Accounting

    BA3Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

    BA4Fundamentals of Ethics,

    Corporate Governance and Business Law



    Taking the next steps to becoming a student

    Register as a studentStudents should register with CIMA as soon as they have chosen a tuition provider, so that they can start to benefit from being a part of the CIMA network of students and the multitude of resources and support on offer.

    Tuition ProvidersCIMA assesses tuition partners based on standards met across criteria such as delivering quality courses, supporting students and providing ongoing support to help them develop. The CIMA tuition provider locator lets students search a nationwide database of tuition providers who offer a variety of CIMA courses with flexible learning options.

    Exam exemptionsExemptions from certain exams are available in the Certificate in Business Accounting and CIMA Professional Qualification to holders of a relevant degree or qualification. The CIMA accredited qualifications database lists courses by institution, for which exam exemptions are available.

    CIMA student and member profilesCIMA profiles showcase a variety of students and members by the industry they work in or via their entry route into studying CIMA. Many hold senior roles like managing directors, chief executives and chairs thanks to the power of the CIMA qualification.




    Helping your students achieve success

    Study supportCIMA offers a range of resources to help students stay on track to become a globally recognised business profession