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Fast track entry routes

Your journey towards qualifying as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) could be fast-tracked, thanks to our various fast track entries including Global C-suite Business and Finance Programme, CGMA Corporate Professional Pathway, undergraduate pathways and more.

CIMA Diploma in Performance Management

Take your business performance the next level

We believe that knowledge should never discriminate, and that is why we designed CIMA's very fist Diploma in Performance Management for business professionals of all background.

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Global C-suite Business and Finance Programme

As a C-suite executive, you would probably have gained vast work experience in finance and business functions that would qualify you to be a certified professional. Take the leap forward to become a Chartered Global Management Accountant through the fast track Global C-suite Business and Finance Programme. Sit for only ONE final exam of the CIMA qualification.

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CGMA Corporate Professional Pathway

Your work experience counts.

Expand your career horizon with the fast track CGMA Corporate Professional Pathway, designed with multiple entry points to the CIMA Professional Qualification based on your work experience in finance, accounting and business functions.

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Master's Gateway

Adding a professional qualification to your MBA or Master’s in Accounting will give you an even stronger advantage in the job market. Find out about the Master’s Gateway accelerated route into CIMA.

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Special Master's Gateway in Australia

CIMA have developed key agreements with some of Australia's (and the world's) top universities to deliver Master's programmes that match the CIMA syllabus quite closely and offer high level exemptions against the CIMA syllabus. 

University logo University name Master's course agreement
Monash Uni Logo Monash
University
Master of accounting
UNSW logo UNSW
Australia
Master of commerce (management accounting)
Macquarie Uni logo
Macquarie
University
Master of advanced professional accounting

For those individuals who hold an MBA or Master's in Accounting not listed above, please refer to the standard Master's Gateway

Undergraduate pathways

In 2016 CIMA has reviewed accreditation arrangements  with a large number of Australia and New Zealand universities. This results in an accelerated route to the CIMA Professional Qualification and the global professional designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

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TAFE Pathway

From 2016 CIMA formally recognises the value of TAFE qualifications across Australia. Graduates holding a TAFE Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Accounting will be awarded exemptions off the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting. Further University qualifications are not a pre-requisite. 

To see what CIMA exams you may be exempted from, visit Exemptions search.

For a personal consultation or query, contact
Nicole Hartas
Business Development Manager
T. +61 (0)2 9376 9903
T. +64 (0) 800 246269 (NZ freephone)
E. nicole.hartas@aicpa-cima.com

Can't find your entry route?

Anyone can study CIMA, whether you’re new to business and accounting or already have some experience. The only requirements are competence in mathematics and the English language.

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