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The Benefits
of being a
CIMA student

Being a CIMA student carries so many benefits, and sometimes it's easy to forget what's on offer and where to find support and advice on your studies. We're here to support you every step of the way as you work hard to attain the CGMA designation and career success.

Click below to find out more about your benefits...

CIMA Student Benefits Tool
 
Starting out
as a student
 
 
News & Events
 
New student induction  

As a new CIMA student you will receive a series of emails and a welcome pack which gives you info about what you need to do to get started as well as making the most of the support and benefits available to you.

Global customer support  

We know you need to speak to us every now and again. We have customer contact centres in the major regions around the world:

  • The UK
  • Malaysia
  • Sri Lanka
  • South Africa
  • China

Alternatively, you can also contact your local CIMA office for support.

The Financial Magazine mobile app  

CIMA's official magazine keeps students and members up to date with the latest in the world of business and finance. It covers industry news, analysis, technical updates as well as study notes specifically for CIMA students.

Available to view on a mobile friendly application or via the website.

www.cimaglobal.com/fmapponline

Connected  

Our global student newsletter, Connected, keeps our students informed about all the new resources, student activities and any other information you may find interesting. No subscription needed, just check your mailbox for the next issue!

Local student events  

Whether it's a networking dinner or revision classes, you can take part in local CIMA events near you. There may also be special benefits offered exclusively to CIMA students in your region. Find out more about your local CIMA office and related events.

 
Studying CIMA
 
 
Ethics &
Professionalism
 
On demand, computer based exams  

All our exams are now computer based, offered at over 5000 Pearson VUE exam centres world-wide, increasing exam availability and flexibility. You can schedule exams around all your commitments and study at your own pace. The Objective Tests (including Cert BA exams) are available to take on-demand and Case Study exams for the Professional Qualification are available four times a year.

CGMA Competency Framework  

In preparation for updating the CIMA Professional Qualification syllabus, our global research with employers identified the skills they require from business and finance professionals. This resulted in the development of the CGMA Competency Framework which underpins the CIMA Professional Qualification and allows you to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and competence to employers.

CIMAconnect  

Your online student community, CIMAconnect, is mobile friendly and exclusively for CIMA students. Log on to this one stop shop for exam preparation tips, free study resources for every CIMA exam, or to have a discussion with other CIMA students - it's a great way to find a study buddy, share tips and to ask for advice.

All you need is your CIMA contact ID and password.

Study Notes  

CIMA's FM Magazine has a section dedicated to students. Study Notes has different articles every month which give advice and tips on a range of subjects including exam preparation and how to approach certain sections in the syllabus.

Global Learning Scheme  

The CIMA Global Learning Scheme accredits quality tuition providers, helping you find the right tuition for you - whether online, face to face, part time, full time or a combination.

CIMAstudy.com  

Whether you're self-studying or studying with a tuition provider you can find a range of products and specific modules on CIMAstudy.com:

  • Aptitude - test your exam readiness in practice mode or under timed conditions, simulating the exam environment
  • CIMAstudy - start anytime, study anytime, sit anytime with CIMAstudy modules including over 120 hours of online learning content per subject, online learning materials and access to CIMA Aptitude
  • CIMAstudy Prime - all the benefits of CIMAstudy, plus additional tutor support
Official CIMA textbooks  

The only text books approved and written by CIMA faculty, official CIMA study texts from Kaplan include all the theory you need to pass your exams, plus examples, practice questions and answers.

  • Learn the syllabus
  • Worked examples and activities to reinforce knowledge
  • FREE supplementary materials to help you prepare for exams
Exam preparation  

To get used to the exams it's important for you to familiarise yourself with exams through Pearson VUE and practice for exam success.

Exam tutorial - get familiar with the functionality of the assessments such as how to navigate through the exam and how to answer questions.

Question tutorial - get familiar with the types of questions in the exams and how they're presented.

Practice exams - CIMA Aptitude modules which allow you to test your readiness for the exam under timed conditions.

The Study Shop  

Browse all our CIMA approved study resources, courses and products, all in one place on the Study Shop. You can search by your preferred study method or by the next exam you're looking to sit.

CIMA Code of Ethics  

CIMA is committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards. CIMA members and students are required to comply with the CIMA Code of Ethics and to adopt the fundamental principles to their working lives.

Watch a short animation and read more about the code.

Ethics eLearning tool  

This student tool is here to help you in your ethical education. It will give you an overview of the CIMA code of ethics and how ethical considerations may appear in the CIMA exams with material drawn from past exam papers and references to various ethics resources.

Access the Student e-Learning tool.

Ethics support guide  

This guide provides an overview of all the ethics support and resources that are available from CIMA Ethics. It is also here to help you as an individual or as part of a team to understand ethics and how to apply it in your working life.

Access the support guide

Ethics checklist  

If you have an ethical dilemma at work and you are unsure of what steps to take, our ethics checklist is here to help you. Follow the checklist to make sure you've covered the right steps to deal with your dilemma.

Exercises, Case Studies and ethics training  

Practice ethical decision making and reflect on your skills as a finance professional with the exercises available here. Complete on your own or practice in a group.

Animations and webcasts  

Access all CIMA ethics webcasts to get an introduction to the code, the benefits and how the code can add value to your career, and the importance of ethics in the accountancy profession. Also access various webcasts regarding ethical dilemmas and tips on how to handle them.

Ethics reading  

Read our ethics newsletter 'Ethical Lens' which covers the most recent ethics and sustainability news from CIMA and beyond. Also access a range of ethics and responsible business articles by year and other reading material and resources.

Ethics helpline  

A free, confidential helpline for members and students facing an ethical dilemma in relation to CIMA's code of ethics. This service helps guide you through the code and consider your course of action and is not a substitute for technical or legal advice.

Please email: ethics@cimaglobal.com

More information on helplines and advice here.

 
Community
networking
 
 
Your career &
professional
Development
 
CIMAconnect  

Your online student community, CIMAconnect, is mobile friendly and exclusively for CIMA students. Log on to this one stop shop for exam preparation tips, free study resources for every CIMA exam, or to have a discussion with other CIMA students - it's a great way to find a study buddy, share tips and to ask for advice.

All you need is your CIMA contact ID and password.

The CIMA social media network  

We've set up CIMA channels as another way of informing you about news, study resources, some of our important reports, and providing you with motivation to keep you on track with your studies. They are also a great way to connect with other students and members globally. Join in the conversation!

Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  LinkedIn

Global customer support  

We know you need to speak to us every now and again. We have customer contact centres in the major regions around the world:

  • The UK
  • Malaysia
  • Sri Lanka
  • South Africa
  • China

Alternatively, you can also contact your local CIMA office for support.

Industry relevant thought leadership reports  

To equip our students and members with industry insight, we publish a series of reports based on research and findings from academic programmes. All reports and research are available to download now.

Online salary calculator  

Based on the student and member responses from our annual salary survey, this handy online calculator allows students to see average salaries based on different career factors such as industry, jobs, level of experience and location. Helpful for salary benchmarking when you need it and an indication of how much you can earn by studying CIMA and becoming a CGMA!

Awards by level  

Upon completing each level of the qualification, students will receive an award in the form of certification. These part-qualified designations can be added to your CV as you progress through the CIMA qualification.

  • CIMA Cert BA (when completed the Certificate in Business Accounting)
  • CIMA Dip MA (when completed Operational level of the Professional Qualification)
  • CIMA Adv Dip MA (when completed the Management level of the Professional Qualification)
CIMA My Jobs  

CIMA MY JOBS is your recruitment hub, advertising the best finance, business and management jobs from top employers such as Amazon, KPMG and Shell. Employers advertise for part-qualified and fully-qualified management accountants regularly. Get career advice, browse recruiters, upload your CV and search for a job.

Harvard ManageMentor  

CIMA Professional Qualification students at Strategic level get access to Harvard ManageMentor modules. The modules, developed by experts, have information and advice on 44 key management topics and help you address a wide variety of business challenges, from running a meeting or leading and motivating a team to project management and thinking strategically.

Membership Application Process  

The final step towards becoming a CGMA is the submission of your practical experience requirements (PER). You can submit your PER while studying or after you complete the Strategic level Case Study exam. The sooner you submit your experience, the sooner you will become a CIMA Member, and be able to use the CGMA designation and show the world you are a Chartered Management Accountant.

Employer recognition  

Our qualifications are recognised by employers worldwide. CGMAs work in all of the world's top 100 brands, and are at the heart of thousands of small and medium sized businesses across the world, helping drive sustainable business success.

The CGMA designation  

What you're working towards - CGMA designation holders are the most able, sought after and valued employees in the world.

Gaining the CGMA designation will show employers you are confident, competent and highly employable, with the ability to influence strategy and add value to day to day business operations through your financial expertise and business acumen.

Governed by the CIMA Code of Ethics, CGMAs are partners to businesses, influencing and making better decisions for a better, sustainable future.

The Joint Venture  

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and CIMA have created a new accounting association that will represent the breadth of the accounting profession. Through the Association, we aim to accelerate our long-term strategy to ensure we remain most relevant in the management accountancy space. Upon completing the CIMA qualification you will now become a member of the Association. Find out more at www.cimaglobal.com/vision

 
All this supports you on your way to becoming a CGMA. When you become a member a whole range of benefits will be opened up to you.

Find out more about these benefits