CGMA C-Suite Pathway

This exclusive CGMA C-Suite Pathway is open to Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Senior Management who wish to enhance their professional standing with the CIMA Professional Qualification. 

CGMA C-Suite Pathway

Under this fast track pathway you only sit for the final exam of the professional qualification (the Strategic case study). Through successful completion of this exam and the relevant work experience, you can qualify for CIMA membership and earn the professional global designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) conferred by CIMA and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Selection criteria

Open to CFOs, CEOs and senior management who have previously worked in a finance role or function. They must:

  • Possess membership of a recognised professional accounting body or degree in accounting/ finance or MBA/Master's in accounting or finance. 
  • Have at least five years' experience in finance or business functions.

Conditions for acceptance

Candidates must submit a detailed CV which contains:

The CIMA exam should be attempted within the same year of registration with CIMA.


The fee is GBP £2000 and covers:

  • Registration fee as a CIMA student
  • Exam fee for strategic case study exam
  • Exemption fees (for 15 subjects)
  • Membership application fee

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