CGMA Corporate Professional Pathway
There are three levels of entry depending on your work experience:
||Minimum work experience required
||Minimum length of work experience
- Implementing business strategies from finance perspectives
- Identifying and managing risk at a lower level
- Implementing financial strategy
||CGMA designation and CIMA membership (after successful membership application)
|Management Case Study
- Dealing with stakeholders and implementation of projects
- Making product and pricing decisions
- Performance evaluation of divisions or component parts
- Knowing how the business impacts on the financial statements and ability to analyse the performance of the organisation through financial statements
||CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting
|Operational Case Study
- Analysing the structure of the organisation as well as cross-functional communication
- Costing and/or budgeting
- Preparing part of or entire financial statements including group accounts
||CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting
Your learning need not stop at the CIMA Diploma or Advanced Diploma level. The CGMA designation will be yours after you complete another 4 exams (Advanced Diploma holders) or 8 exams (Diploma holders) and submit a successful application for CIMA membership.
View the complete CIMA Professional Qualification syllabus.
||Employer shortlists candidates.
||Candidate completes the application form and submits it via email together with CV and the highest academic document. Candidates are advised to choose the entry point as shown in the table above.
||CIMA admits the candidate into the programme. Employer will make the necessary payments.
||Candidate attends compulsory revision workshops to prepare for the exam.(applicable for case study exams only).
||Candidate sits for the exam.
||Candidate receives the respective award.
Successful candidates must attend compulsory workshops to prepare for the exams. The workshops are conducted by our local learning partner, SAA-GE. Candidates can also purchase additional study material via CIMAStudy.com
- Preparation for each CIMA exam will take about six to eight weeks.
- Objective Tests can be taken at any time of the year. For case studies, there are four windows a year when you can sit for the exams (February, May, August and November).
- You can sit for the exam at any of the Pearson Vue test centres nearest to you.
- All CIMA exams are computer-based. The duration is 90 minutes for Objective Tests and three hours for case study exams. The case study exam is set within a simulated business context relating to one or more fictionalised organisations and it is based on a real industry.
- Six weeks before the actual case study exam, CIMA issues the case study pre-seen material. It gives you an opportunity to preview the case study and learn about the industry. On the real exam day, the ‘unseen material’ will be provided to you, with questions that you will need to answer. The case study incorporates calculations, short answers and essays. Its focus is on application, analysis and evaluation.
Submission deadline for case study entry point
- February exam sitting – 30 November (previous year)
- May exam sitting – 28 February
- August exam sitting – 30 May
- November exam sitting– 30 August
Terms and conditions
- Upon successful application, candidates must register and make payment in full within 14 days.
- Candidates must complete the programme within 12 months upon registration with CIMA.
- Candidates will be required to re-apply for the programme if the exam(s) are not completed within 12 months and charges will apply.
- Payment made is not refundable.
C-suite executives (CEO, COO, CFO and senior management)
C-suite executives can apply for the fast track one-exam
Global C-suite Business & Finance Programme
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