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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CGMA Strategic Leaders 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 CGMA Strategic Leaders Programme. Sit for ONE final exam of the CIMA qualification.

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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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CIMA India Liaison Office
Sunshine Tower, 32nd Floor 616,
Senapati Bapat Marg Dadar (West),
Mumbai – 400013 India

T. +91 (0)22 6187 9900 or 9920
F. +91 (0)226187 9988

CIMA India Liaison Office
Vatika Business Centre
Mezzanine Floor, New Delhi Airport Express Line Station,
Konnectus Building, Bhavbhuti Marg,
New Delhi -110001
(opposite Ajmeri gate)

T. +91 (0) 95 9921 8284

CIMA India Liaison Office
Building No. 26/27, Raheja Tower,
7th Floor, East Wing, C-23,
M G Road, Bangalore - 560001

T. +91 (0) 96 8635 7806