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Information and resources to support
your CIMA students and members
CIMA AND THE CGMA DESIGNATION
2 CIMA overview
2 What is management accounting?
2 The Chartered Global Management
Accountant (CGMA) designation
3 Why choose CIMA?
3 Who is CIMA for?
3 The CIMA difference
4 CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
4 Study the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
through a Higher Apprenticeship
4 CIMA Professional Qualification
5 Exam exemptions
5 Tuition Providers
5 Register as a student
5 CIMA student and member profiles
6 Study support
6 MY CIMA
6 CIMA study texts
6 Velocity student e-magazine
6 Becoming a CIMA member
6 CIMA Study Shop
7 Exam resources
7 CIMA Aptitude
7 Computer-based assessment
7 How to schedule an exam
7 Exam fees
7 Pearson Vue exam centres
7 Special consideration requests
7 Exam timetable
8 Exam results explained
8 Exam pass rates
8 Student success stories
8 Exam results
8 Exam performance report
CGMA BENEFITS AND RESOURCES
9 Becoming a CGMA
9 CGMA case studies
9 CGMA benefits
9 CGMA newsletter
9 CGMA reports
9 CGMA business tools
9 CGMA courses and publications
9 Financial Management magazine
10 CIMA CPD Scheme
10 CIMA Competency and Learning website
10 CIMA Mastercourses
10 CIMA on demand
10 CIMA local events
11 Utilising CIMA’s Research and Resources
11 CGMA Magazine
11 CPD Tool
11 UK Events
11 CIMA Connect
12 CIMA thought leadership
12 Latest reports
12 White papers
12 Academic research
12 Thought leadership webcasts
12 Insight e-magazine
13 CIMA code of conduct
13 CIMA ethics support guide
13 CIMA ethics toolkit
13 CIMA members’ handbook
14 Global Management Accounting Principles
OTHER CIMA QUALIFICATIONS
15 Islamic Finance qualifications
15 Global Business Services Qualification
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CIMA AND THE
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the
Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation
CIMA is the world’s 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)
CGMA is the global designation for management
accountants. It’s powered by the resources and
expertise of CIMA and AICPA, two of the world’s
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 difference
The 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 it’s 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
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)
Fundamentals of Ethics,
Corporate Governance and Business Law
Taking the next steps to becoming a student
Register as a student
Students 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.
CIMA 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
Exemptions 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
CIMA student and member profiles
CIMA 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.