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Monash University – Master of Accounting

CIMA and Monash University have a collaboration to provide Monash postgraduate students undertaking the Master of accounting degree with a fast-track route to complete the CIMA professional qualification.

The Monash-CIMA collaboration provides a fast track route for postgraduate students from Monash to acquire both a Master of Accounting degree and the CIMA professional qualification at the same time.

The aim of the programme is to prepare eligible Master of accounting students for a challenging career as qualified professional accountants and allow them to gain professional membership as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA®).

Students will be allowed to sit for CIMA’s strategic case study exam upon either providing proof that all Monash Master's exams have been passed or upon graduation.

After passing the Strategic Case Study exam and completing the Master's programme, students will only need to submit three years' practical experience to apply for CIMA membership and gain both the ACMA and CGMA designations.

This agreement is a first for CIMA in Australia and we are proud to collaborate with Monash University, which is ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities.


To qualify for the fast track route to complete the CIMA professional qualification students need to complete the course requirements of the Master of Accounting including the following four (4) units:
1. ACF5000 Business Communication
2. ACF5080 Management Control Systems
3. ACF5320 Business Analytics 
4. BFF5902 Introduction to Risk Management

CIMA fees

 CIMA is currently offering a special membership rate for students undertaking this course. For more information on the fee structure, please contact our Sydney office on +61 2 9376 9900 or email


To register with CIMA, students of this course will need to contact the CIMA office in Sydney on +61 2 9376 9900 or email to obtain the appropriate code.

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Contact us

CIMA Australasia
Nicole Hartas, Business Development Manager
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9376 9900

Monash University
Dr Wei Lu, Course Coordinator, Master of Accounting

Student services

The Master of Accounting students who commenced their course prior to 2020, they are still eligible for the old CIMA pathway as listed below or the above new CIMA units from 2020 or the following combination.


Due to transition from old version to new CIMA pathway, current students commenced their course prior to 2020, they might have completed one or two or three old CIMA pathway units therefore they can complete CIMA units with the following combination.


One of old CIMA units with three of new CIMA units or

Two of old CIMA units with two of new CIMA units or

Three of old CIMA units with one of new CIMA units.


Old CIMA pathway units prior to 2020


1. ACF5080 Management Control Systems
2. BFF5021 Case studies in risk management 
3. BFF5902 Introduction to risk principles (prerequisite for BFF5021)
4. BFF5954 Business finance

CIMA Australasia
Level 7, Suite 702
5 Hunter St
NSW 2000

T. +61 (0)2 9376 9900

New Zealand
T. +64 (0) 800 246269 (NZ freephone)