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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 programmes in India for members of professional bodies and MBA holders, and the CGMA Strategic Leaders Programme.

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CIMA Diploma in Performance Management

Take your business performance the next level. Our very first Diploma in Performance Management catered for business professionals of all background to learn how Management Accounting can help support crucial decision-making all business functions. 

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Global Professional Accountant Programme

Getting globally certified isn’t a matter of age, but merits. Here’s a fast track pathway to be certified as Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) with exemptions of 15 exams and exclusive direct entry to Strategic Case Study exam.

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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 professionally. Take the leap forward to become a CGMA through the exclusive Global C-suite Business and Finance Programme. Sit for ONE final exam of the CIMA qualification.

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CGMA Corporate Professional Pathway

Expand your career horizon with the CGMA Corporate Professional Pathway programme. This special fast-track programme is specially designed for middle level managers looking out for a professional qualification that will help them with their career progression. 

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CGMA Senior Executive Programme

As the business world becomes increasingly complex and volatile, professionals must be equipped with sharper skills to be successful. If you have at least 6 years of working experience in the management position and with a senior executive position, this is the right programme for you!

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ICMAI Members

CIMA-ICMAI Exclusive Pathway Route
CIMA and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) signed a historic memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 31 January 2015, to allow mutual advanced entry for members of both professional bodies effective March 2015. Proven members of ICMAI would be offered an exclusive pathway route by CIMA, and allowed exemptions for 16 exams - CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (five exemptions) and Professional Qualification (11 exemptions), leading up to the strategic case study exam. An ICMAI member would have to take only ONE exam, the strategic case study, to complete the professional qualification.

On passing the strategic case study, proven members of ICMAI will need to demonstrate three years’ relevant experience (as specified in CIMA's PER) to obtain CIMA membership and be awarded with the prestigious, globally acclaimed title of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). If you are interested and want to know more about how to qualify for the coveted CGMA title, please email with the title 'ICMAI exclusive pathway route'.

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Management Accountant Gateway Assessment
If you are not eligible for the exclusive pathway route, as a passed finalist of ICMAI, you may be eligible for advanced entry through the management accountant gateway assessment. All exemptions are free.

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ICAI Members

As a member or passed finalist of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), you may be eligible for advanced entry through the professional gateway route

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MBA and Master's in Accounting holders

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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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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