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CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants offering the most relevant accounting qualification for a career in business. If you are considering a career in business and finance, the CIMA qualification will open doors with employers all over the world.

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    Anyone can study CIMA, whether you’re new to business and finance or an experienced professional. Increase your chances of career success by studying with CIMA to become a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

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  • What is management accounting?

    What is management accounting?

    Management accounting is the sourcing, analysis, communication and use of decision-relevant financial and non-financial information to generate and preserve value for organisations.

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The Certificate in Business Accounting is our entry level accounting qualification for students with little or no accounting background.

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  • Exams: 4 computer test exams, available on request
  • Average time of completion: 12-18 months
  • Diploma after graduation: CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

CIMA Professional Qualification is a second-level qualification for people who have to deal with finances, for example in college or working in the profession.

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  • Exams: 9 computerized test exams, available on demand, 3 comprehensive case studies (4 exam sessions a year)
  • Average time of completion: 2-3 years
  • Diploma after graduation: Diploma in Management Accounting (after the operational level), Advanced Diploma in Management Acounting (after the Management level),
  • Titles: Dip MA, Adv Dip MA
  • Membership in CIMA: ACMA, CGMA (Associate Chartered Accountant Management, Chartered Global Management Accountant)

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.

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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.

Our newest program CGMA Top Manager Program is a tailor-made 3-months program catered for the crème de la crème in a company. It is most suitable for experienced managers and team leaders. The program is a chance to join the group of the best management accounting specialists.

The Digital Controlling Program is designed for professionals in Controlling & Finance who aspire to drive digital transformation in their organizations.

This intense and highly practical development program focuses on fostering an entrepreneurial, agile, and customercentric mindset during periods of corporate transformation, and the ability to lead digitalization within organizations from the Finance function.

Quality decision making has never been more important – or more difficult. Innovations and innovators daily disrupt the status quo. The volume and velocity of unstructured data is increasing complexity.

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The Global Management Accounting Principles© were created for this era of business. They reflect the perspective of CEOs, CFOs, academics, regulators, government bodies and other professionals in 20 countries across five continents. This included a 90-day public consultation in which more than 400 people participated. Public as well as private sector representation has been included so that the Principles have universal applicability.

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