CIMA-MIA Senior Leaders Programme

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® (CIMA) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) are proud to introduce the CIMA-MIA Senior Leaders Programme. This programme provide a fast track route for members of MIA to enter the CIMA Professional Qualification.

Take advantage of this fast-track programme to become a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA®) designation holder with full exemptions of 15 exams and direct entry to the Strategic Case Study exam.

With CGMA’s prestige global designation, along with access to an elite community of global industry leaders, you’ll definitely have a competitive edge over your peers.

Study and qualification

Successful candidates will need to attend a preparatory course from our learning partners or tuition providers to prepare for the last exam of the CIMA qualification - a three-hour case study exam. The exam primarily involves the application of strategic management accounting techniques to analyse, recommend and support decisions, areas which fall within the job scope of senior management.

Upon successful completion of this exam and successful membership application, you will qualify for CIMA membership* and earn the professional global designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant CGMA.

View the complete CIMA Professional Qualification syllabus


Candidates must have at least 6 years of relevant working experience in accounting, business and finance function.

How to apply

Step 1

Candidate submits the application form, employment CV, a copy of MIA certificate, latest education document and a copy of ID/passport to

Step 2

CIMA admits candidate into the programme upon successful application and registers as a CIMA student

Step 3

Candidate to attend a compulsory online course organised by CIMA

Step 4

Candidate sits for the Strategic Case Study exam and submits an application for CIMA membership

Step 5

CGMA & CIMA membership will be awarded upon passing the exam and successful membership application

Conditions of acceptance into the programme

Candidates must submit all the relevant documents mentioned above. A decision will be made by CIMA after the reviewing the documents.

Strategic case study exam

The strategic case study exam is based upon a case study that is set within a simulated business context relating to one or more fictionalized organisations. The context described in the case study is based on a real business or industry. The case study therefore has no specific syllabus content of its own. It primarily involves the application of strategic management accounting techniques to analyse, accounting techniques to analyse, recommend and support decisions.

Online study support

Compulsory to attend a comprehensive online revision course with international tuition provider.

Month Date
February 2021 1 January - 22 February 2021
May 2021 7 April - 22 May 2021
August 2021 2 July - 21 August 2021
November 2021 8 October - 20 November 2021

The following will be provided during the 6-8 weeks comprehensive online revision course:-

  • Pre-seen and industry analysis
  • Live session/Group discussion once a week
  • Theory revision
  • Exam techniques
  • Mock exams with individual feedback
  • Timetable is mapped to cater to working professionals

Financial support

Candidates may be able to withdraw from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) before or after paying the full fees to CIMA (subject to EPF approval).

Contact us

Naidatul Afiqah

M: +6019 206 0813 


CIMA SE Asia Sdn. Bhd.
Level 10, 1 First Avenue
Bandar Utama, 47800
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

T: + 60 (0) 3 30 992 535

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