Academic research

CIMA's research programme is designed to promote and develop the science of management accountancy as stipulated in our Royal charter.

We encourage leading academic and practitioner researchers who are exploring issues and providing fresh topics of interest to CIMA members, to apply for research grants.

'CIMA not only bridges practice and research, it spreads innovative practice, advocates sustainable performance and stimulates debate.'  Wim van der Stede, CIMA Professor

Academic Grant Programme

Every year, CIMA offers academics and practitioners grants to undertake groundbreaking Management Accounting research.

Find out more about how to apply and information about CIMA's academic grant programme.

Academic research reports

See the reports from commissioned academic projects here. 

Read our latest academic reports

Research conferences and events

Every year, CIMA sponsors conferences around the world as a way to engage with the leading academics and support the research being done in management accounting.

News and updates

Centres of excellence

CIMA’s research and development department is piloting two new research centres to advance the global impact of management accounting research.