MBA or Master's in Accounting holders: Get a head start with CIMA
‘CIMA really complemented my MBA studies. It was the obvious choice due to its emphasis on financial skills and strategy, along with a strong commercial focus’. – Rob Johnson: Strategic Planning Manager, EE
If you hold an MBA or Master’s in Accounting, you could take the CIMA fast track and qualify as a Chartered Global Management Accounting (CGMA) sooner, with fewer exams. As a management accountant, you’ll advise managers on the financial implications of projects, formulate business strategy and manage risk.
The accelerated Master’s Gateway route is the perfect way to boost your university degree with a globally recognised professional qualification. It’ll give you a huge advantage in the job market, demonstrating that you’re a business- ready strategic thinker with the most up-to-date, relevant training in management accounting. It also tells employers you’re determined, ambitious and commercially aware.
Find out more about studying CIMA through the Master’s Gateway route.
Take the fast track to CGMA
You’ll first need to pass the computer-based CIMA Gateway exam, after which you’ll be awarded the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting. You’re then exempt from 12 exams and can skip ahead to the strategic level of the CIMA Professional Qualification. Pass that and you’ll be a fully qualified Chartered Global Management Accounting, with the CGMA designation.
What is CIMA?
CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants, and offers the most relevant qualification for a future in business.