CGMA Finance Leadership Program

The CGMA Finance Leadership Program (FLP) is our new self-directed, digital option for students to complete the CIMA qualification and earn the CGMA designation.

The new digital-first route to the globally recognised CIMA Professional Qualification

Webinar: The flexible route to get CIMA qualified

Studying in uncertain times can be tricky. We’ve created a platform that can help. 

Join CIMA Ireland for an information session to the CGMA FLP, and learn how you can get certified with the most flexible route to the CIMA Qualification, as well as how to avail of 30% transfer discount. 

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The CGMA FLP has been designed to support students in Ireland and is a subscription service that is digital option and self-paced, giving the power to the learner.

This enables you to balance your professional responsibilities and coursework without sacrificing the quality of either. 

Your learning is fully guided through the FLP digital platform - How it works: 

Convenient, personalized and comprehensive, the program offers an intuitive interface, compelling content and trackable progress. Watch a short demo here.

“I really like that as you complete each subject you get a certificate from CIMA. It is a very easy way to show on your CV the progress you are making. With the original pathway, I felt you had nothing until you had the last exam passed, so for those working at it in phases, it is more difficult to show progress. There was significant financial savings with the CGMA Finance Leadership Program (FLP) and also as it is direct with CIMA, I like that you are using CIMA's own notes.”

Barry O’Sullivan CGMA FLP student, Ireland

Reasons to switch to the CGMA Finance Leadership Program:

  • Based on the exact same syllabus as the Professional qualification and same case study exams.
  • Entirely online — including most of the exams. You can study when you want, wherever you are, and even learn the topics in whichever order you like.
  • Topics are assessed continuously while you learn, in lieu of objective tests.
  • Contains all the resources you need to get the CIMA Qualification.
  • Self-paced digital environment - Online courses you can do anytime, anywhere, at your pace.
  • Tutor videos, interactive exercises, business simulation assignments and mock exams.
  • 1, 2 or 3 year subscription that includes your registration, learning, exam preparation, assessments and exams.

Subscription Costs for current students across the island of Ireland:

The CGMA Finance Leadership Program is offered in one-, two- or three-year subscriptions. The time each student will take to complete the program will depend on their existing education, study habits and job experience; many complete the program in as few as 12–24 months.

Exclusive 30% discount for current student on the island of Ireland when transferring to the CGMA FLP. Contact us today!

Learners starts at They will learn We advise For only
Operational level All three levels a 3-year subscription £3,995
Management level 2 levels a 2-year subscription £2,995
Strategic level 1 level a 1-year subscription £1,995

“I feel the benefits of the CGMA Finance Leadership Program significantly outweigh the self-directed route. The online platform is very easy to navigate, the resources are clear and robust, and the support is very prompt.”

Barry O’Sullivan CGMA FLP student, Ireland

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I transferred to the Finance Leadership Programme pathway in February, and I am delighted that I have made the switch. I have found the interactive dashboard very helpful and simple to navigate. The pathway’s flexible continuous assessment approach is much more beneficial for those of us who are working while pursuing the qualification, as we can choose to complete each stage of the pathway at a time that suits our own busy schedule. The Case Study Review Courses in particular provide us with in-depth preparation and guidelines that are focused on helping us to be successful in the exams.

Shane Moylan CGMA FLP student, Ireland

I am working my way through the FLP pathway and thoroughly enjoying the journey. With 2 kids and a partner also in full time work, I just couldn't see a way to devote two/three evenings a week to the classroom learning model (not to mention with Covid restrictions effectively putting a stop on any such activity) . The FLP pathway solves this issue. Working through the course feels relaxed as it fits around my personal routine, though still engaging and challenging as it deals with in depth technical concepts and ideas. I would liken it to reading through a series of academic articles and real life case studies, but with a focus on forming your own opinion which itself becomes more and more learned. In conclusion if you want to take on additional study and achieve the qualification, but have hesitations with this new (to Ireland anyway) mode of study, you are not alone. I felt this way too and had several calls with CIMA to discuss the course outline and how it works. From experience now I can say that it does work and I fully recommend it. I would go so far as to say that this mode of study is a game changer.

Dominic Lumsden CGMA FLP student, Ireland

What do CGMA designation holders say?

Take a peek into the success story of a FLP student in Ireland.

Learn how CIMA students & members are making better business decisions for their organizations. Read success stories from professionals who recently went through the program.

Flexibility is freedom. Learn and master new business skills anywhere, anytime and at your own pace with the new online learning program: CGMA FLP.

How does the CGMA® Finance Leadership Program compare to the self-directed learning and assessment route to the CIMA® Professional Qualification?

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Watch now on-demand an information session about the benefits of the CGMA Finance Leadership Program (FLP).

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What do you get out of the qualification?

  • A Global recognition
  • A higher salary  - CGMA holders get paid more than their peers in Ireland:

CIMA Students: EUR 46,000
CIMA Members: EUR 85,000

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