Build a career for life with CIMA.

CIMA is the world's largest and leading professional body of management accountants. To make your mark as an impactful finance professional in the digital age, study the CIMA Professional Qualification

The CIMA Professional Qualification is recognised worldwide as the most relevant global finance qualification for a career in business. What you will learn:

Technical skills — Applying technical accounting and finance skills in different business situations
Business skills — Transforming data into insights and strategy
People skills — How to communicate, influence, negotiate and collaborate
Leadership skills — Building and motivating teams and driving performance
Digital skills — Manage and guide the finance function in a digital world

Why CIMA? 

1. Cutting-edge skills for the finance function: the skills finance professionals need with a focus on new and emerging technologies reshaping the finance function and the business world. 

2. Recognised worldwide: From Ireland to China, CIMA qualifications are recognised by employers internationally.

3. Flexibility of study: Our on-demand exams and flexible structure put you in control, so you can study at the pace that works for you. You now have more choice than ever: CIMA offers online exams and in many countries you can schedule at test centres.

4. Opportunities and higher salaries: As a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation holder, you can earn more and go further. Get a job anywhere in the world and earn higher salaries.

5. The highest ethical and professional standards: CIMA members and students are required to comply with the CIMA Code of Ethics and to adopt the fundamental principles to their working lives.

Do you need more info about CIMA in the island of Ireland?

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For more information about your entry route including possible exemptions and where you'll begin studying please see the links below.

Undergraduates and graduates

Boost your undergraduate degree (and CV) with the CIMA qualification, recognised and valued by businesses around the world. Whatever your degree subject you can study CIMA now - relevant degrees will be entitled to exemptions, saving time and getting your career started even sooner! 

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MBA and Masters in Accounting holders

Complement your prior studies with CIMA, the most relevant finance qualification for a career in business. By gaining the CGMA designation you'll be able to add value to your MBA or Masters in Accounting, top up your skillset and solidify your learning.

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Accounting Technicians Ireland

You've come this far, don't stop now! As an ATI student or member, you can take the next step in your career right now and start studying for the globally recognised CIMA qualification. With our updated syllabus you will learn valuable new business and finance skills as you train to become a CGMA.

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Member of another professional body

If you hold a qualification with another professional body on our CIMA accredited programmes’ database, you may be eligible for exemptions from some exams in the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting and the CIMA Professional Qualification.

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MSc in Strategic Management Accounting

Graduates of this intensive programme at UCD Smurfit School can fast-track to the final CIMA exam, saving time and gaining the CGMA designation on successful completion of just one exam and the practical experience requirements. 

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Public Sector Accelerated Program

The CIMA Public Sector Accelerated Program is an opportunity for experienced Public Servants to gain a qualification highly valued across the public and private sectors, with thousands of companies around the world training their people with us.

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Everyone else

Anyone can study CIMA, whether you already work in business and finance, want to change career or even run your own business. Take the first step to a fulfilling career in business or finance today!

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No exemption fees.*

Save up to £500 when studying the CIMA qualification.


Starting CIMA

  1. Identify your entry route and register with CIMA
  2. Apply for exemptions if required
  3. Choose your study method
  4. Schedule your first exam

"The beauty of studying CIMA is that you are not just limiting yourself to financial accounting."

Aishling Collins, Treasury Accountant, Kerry Group PLC

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