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Global C-suite Business and Finance Programme

Under the fast-track Global C-suite Business and Finance Programme, candidates will sit only for the last exam of the CIMA qualification. Successful completion of this exam and with the relevant work experience, candidates will qualify for CIMA membership and earn the professional global designation of Chartered Global Management AccountantSM (CGMA®). The programme is open to all CFOs, CEOs and senior management who wish to enhance their professional standing with the CIMA professional qualification.

Study and qualification

Successful candidates who are accepted into the Global C-suite Business and Finance Programme will have to prepare for the last exam of the CIMA qualification - a three-hour Strategic Case Study exam. The exam primarily involves the application of strategic management accounting techniques to analyse, recommend and support decisions, areas which fall within the job scope of CFOs and senior management.

Why should you join the programme?

This programme will enhance your skillsets in leadership, people and business:

  • Build the confidence to lead an agile finance function that is fit for purpose in the digital age.
  • Be a strong leader with a broader skillset to influence and inspire those around you.
  • Possess the tools to become a strategic business partner with good decision-making skills to create value for your company.
  • Sharpen your skills in providing relevant insights for your organisation to stay future-focused.
  • Unique opportunity to network with peers around the world.
  • Get access to a world-class international trainer with a proven track record in running this programme in the Asia Pacific region.

Selection criteria

Open to C-suite executives such as CFOs, CEOs and senior management who have at least ten years of relevant experience in finance and business functions. Relevant work experience refers to the practical experience requirements specified by CIMA in obtaining CIMA membership and the CGMA designation.

Conditions for acceptance into the programme 

  • The CIMA exam should be attempted within 12 months upon registration with CIMA.
  • Selected candidates must submit an application for CIMA membership either before or after sitting for the exam.

How to apply

Complete the application form and submit the following supporting documents:

  • Employment CV - covering current and past employment history with detailed explanation of responsibilities and education history
  • Highest education document (both certificate and transcript)
  • A copy of identification card or passport (crossed 'For CIMA use only' for verification purpose)

Deadline for submission of application documents

  • February Strategic Case Study – 30 November (previous year)
  • May Strategic Case Study – 28 February
  • August Strategic Case Study – 30 May
  • November Strategic Case Study – 30 August

Strategic case study exam

The strategic case study exam is based upon a case study that is set within a simulated business context relating to one or more fictionalized organisations. The context described in the case study is based on a real business or industry. The case study therefore has no specific syllabus content of its own. It primarily involves the application of strategic management accounting techniques to analyse, recommend and support decisions.

Contact us today for more information

Nicole Hartas
Business Development Manager
T. +61 (0)2 9376 9900

What others say

In today’s world, the CFO is playing a prominent role in driving the commercial and strategic decisions within the company and a strong background in Management Accounting is a key asset to facilitate this. What sets CIMA apart is the emphasis on management accounts and the linkage to dealing with commercial decisions and influencing business partners through analysis and financial modelling.

Neil Batenburg FCMA, CGMA
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
American Express Australia and New Zealand

What others say

'The CIMA qualification is globally recognised for its quality and breath. It is a stand out for professionals who have studied non-commerce subjects at university due to its three tiered entry level structure. This allows students to complement technical knowledge in their chosen field with a well-rounded business qualification, equipping them with a sound theoretical grounding to support learning in the workplace.'

Alex Willcocks FCMA, CGMA
Chief Financial Officer
Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertiliser