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Graduates and undergraduates

From university to CIMA

Are you a university student or recent graduate looking to start your career in business or finance? Graduates in any degree discipline can boost their job market opportunities by studying with CIMA.

At a glance:

  • Graduates in any degree discipline can study CIMA
  • Exemptions available if you have completed a relevant degree
  • Option to begin your CIMA studies while at university and graduate with a head start in the job market.

Studying CIMA after university and boosting your degree with a professional qualification is a strong career move. You’ll gain new, employable business skills and experience, and you’ll impress potential employers just by adding ‘CIMA student’ to your CV.

You can even begin your CIMA studies while at university and graduate with a head start in the job market. You don’t need a relevant degree to start your CIMA studies; graduates in any degree discipline can study CIMA. You’ll start with the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting. It’s a recognised qualification in its own right and can also be a stepping-stone to the CIMA Professional Qualification.

If you’ve already completed a relevant degree, like accounting or business, you may be entitled to exemptions from some CIMA exams, allowing you to progress onto the Professional Qualification sooner.

Employers offering CIMA

There are thousands of companies worldwide who recognise the value of CIMA qualified staff and happily support their employees as they study. Some employers offer benefits to CIMA students, such as paid study leave, help with fees and covering tuition costs.

Take a look at our list of employers who qualify their staff with CIMA.

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CIMA Professional Qualification

Find out about the CIMA Professional Qualification syllabus, on-demand assessments and case study exams.

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CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

Find out about the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting syllabus and explore the updated 2017 syllabus and assessments.

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Have a question?

If you have a question about your entry route and any possible exemptions you may be entitled to, please contact the CIMA Ireland office at: 
T. +353 087 221 3443
E. cima.ireland@aicpa-cima.com