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Global C-suite Business & Finance Programme

What others say

‘As a management consultant for the past two years, I wanted a qualification that’s more business-focused rather than accounting-focused. I was also looking for a forward thinking qualification and that was when I came across CIMA qualification.’

Mohd Tahir Kader Mohideen FCMA, CGMA General Manager
Finance & Controlling Mercedes-benz Malaysia

What others say

'Being an FCMA and CGMA adds to my credentials as a well-rounded financial management professional with the necessary technical, business, people and leadership skills at the strategic level.'

Chan Min Son FCMA, CGMA
CFO, Rimbunan Hijau Group Greater China

What others say

'The CIMA programme is indeed very business driven and focuses on all aspects of business skills that are needed in today’s fast changing and complex business world. The programme supports my 25 years of practical experience to be a strong business leader and it enables me to impart the knowledge to my team. It was a challenge to manage my time between work and study but the strong support provided - study workshops, exam techniques and mock exams - helped me to pass the exam in one sitting.'

Sazali Mohd Ariffin FCMA, CGMA
Vice President - Finance, Corporate Control Leading FMCG and multinational company, Indonesia

Under the fast-track Global C-suite Business and Finance Programme, candidates will sit only for the last exam of the CIMA qualification. Upon successful completion of this exam and successful membership application, candidates will qualify for CIMA membership and earn the professional global designation of Chartered Global Management AccountantSM (CGMA®). 

It is open to all CFOs, CEOs and senior management who wish to enhance their professional standing with the CIMA professional qualification.

Study and qualification

Successful candidates who are accepted into the Global C-suite Business and Finance Programme will 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 CFOs and senior management.

Why should you join the programme?

This programme will enhance your skillsets in leadership, people and business:

  • Build the confidence to lead an agile finance function that is fit for purpose in the digital age.
  • Be a strong leader with a broader skillset to influence and inspire those around you.
  • Possess the tools to become a strategic business partner with good decision-making skills to create value for your company.
  • Sharpen your skills in providing relevant insights for your organisation to stay future-focused.
  • Unique opportunity to network with peers around the world.
  • Get access to a world-class international trainer with a proven track record in running this programme in the Asia Pacific region.

Learn more about the benefits of the CGMA designation in our members section.

2019 Workshops

All successful candidates must attend a four day revision workshop in one of the four venues below.

Month City
January Dubai
April Dubai / Sydney
July Singapore
October Dubai

The programme fee does not include flight and accommodation.

Selection criteria

Open to C-suite executives such as CFOs, CEOs and senior management who have at least ten years of relevant experience in finance and business functions. Relevant work experience refers to the practical experience requirements specified by CIMA in obtaining CIMA membership and the CGMA designation.

How to apply

Complete the application form and submit the following supporting documents:

  • Employment CV - covering current and past employment history with detailed explanation of responsibilities and education history
  • Highest education document (both certificate and transcript)
  • A copy of identification card or passport (crossed 'For CIMA use only' for verification purpose)

Deadline for submission of application documents

  • May Strategic Case Study – 28 February
  • August Strategic Case Study – 30 May
  • November Strategic Case Study – 30 August

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 application form and CV. Candidates will be contacted if an interview is required.
  • All related work experience for CIMA membership must be filed before attempting the CIMA exam.

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.


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