Why choose CIMA?

Be recognised globally

By becoming a CIMA member you will join the world’s largest professional body of management accountants. You will be able to use the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation and be part of a truly global network. 

CGMA logo The CGMA designation is powered by two of the world’s leading accounting bodies – CIMA and AICPA. It aims to establish management accounting as the most valued profession in business worldwide.


Combine finance and business

CIMA focuses on business, giving you more than just accounting knowledge. You will not only be financially qualified but also professionally trained in business management, capable of advising on business strategy and risk management.

Demonstrate professionalism and employability

As a CIMA student or member, you show employers that you have a commitment to uphold the highest ethical and professional standards. Our ongoing professional development also keeps your qualification relevant.

Our updated syllabus, which will take effect in January 2015, is built around addressing the ‘employability’ needs of businesses and people by helping them develop the skills and knowledge needed to create and execute successful strategies.

See more about the syllabus.

Boost your earning potential

A CIMA qualification can increase your earning potential, even while you are still studying. Our global salary surveys show what you can expect to earn as a fully qualified or part-qualified professional.

See our 2013 salary surveys.

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