CFO Program

Enhance your professional standing

Leap forward to a global designation. The CFO Program will help you stay at the cutting edge of your profession. It will complement your experience and put you on a fast track to gaining the globally trusted and highly valued CGMA designation.

CGMA is the most widely held management accounting designation in the world. It distinguishes more than 150,000 accounting and finance professionals who have advanced proficiency in finance, operations, strategy and management.

Under this fast track program, candidates will only take the Strategic Case Study exam of the CIMA qualification and completion of the exam will allow direct entry to CIMA membership and awarding of the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

Ahead of sitting the exam, candidates will attend preparatory classes at WHU- Otto Beisheim School of Management, campus Düsseldorf.

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This program is open to:

  • CFOs, CEOs and senior management who have previously worked in finance,
  • Candidates who hold membership of a recognised professional accounting body, a finance related degree or an MBA/Masters in Accounting,
  • With at least 10 years experience in finance or business functions.

Conditions for acceptance into the program

Applicants must submit a detailed CV which includes:

  • personal details
  • academic qualifications
  • detailed work experience

CIMA will review the CV and assess for both eligibility into the program and confirmation of practical experience.

The CIMA exam must be attempted within 12 months upon registration with CIMA.

This program is available for a one off fee: EUR 7 500 (excluding VAT) *

which includes:

  • Registration fee 
  • Comprehensive face-to-face preparatory course comprised of: pre-course work, individual pre- and post-course consultations with the tutor, 7-day face-to-face revision and case study course, revision mock
  • Fee for CIMA Strategic Case Study exam
  • Membership application fee

*fees are subject to change

6th edition

  • Application deadline: 14 February 2022


  1. 21-22 February 2022
  2. 28 February - 1 March 2022
  3. 20-22 April 2022
  • 3 mock exams
  • Exam dates: 25-27 May 2022
  • Exam results: 14 July 2022

Your journey to success

  1. Submit your detailed CV
  2. CIMA admits you into the program
  3. Attend comprehensive face-to-face preparatory course
  4. Take the Strategic Case Study exam
  5. Apply for CIMA membership
  6. AWARD: CGMA Designation & CIMA Membership

How to apply?

To apply for this program or find out your eligibility please send a copy of your detailed CV to: