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Arm yourself with the resources you need to give your students the very best chance of success

Whether your students are leaving school, college, university or AAT, the decisions they’re about to make could be life changing, and they need your help to make them. That’s why we’ve put together all the information you need in order to support your students in making the right choices. Whatever their plans for the future – getting a degree, doing an apprenticeship, studying CIMA alongside a full time job – you can arm yourself with the resources you need to give them the very best chance of success.  

What is management accounting?

Management accounting combines accounting, finance and management with the business skills and techniques you’ll need to add real value to any organisation. Management accountants are qualified to work across the business, not just in finance, advising managers on the financial implications of big decisions, formulating business strategy and monitoring risk – much more than just crunching numbers.

Who is CIMA?

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® (CIMA) is the largest professional body of management accountants in the world, offering the most relevant accounting qualification for a career in business. Our unique syllabus blends management and financial accounting with a strong focus on business.

What is CIMA?

The CGMA designation, established by CIMA and AICPA, recognises the most talented and committed management accountants with the skill to drive businesses forward. CGMAs are trained to manage performance, translate complex information and look to the future. More importantly, they enable their organisations to make the right decisions and solve problems effectively. 

Find out what options are available for school or college leavers, from working full time through the Higher Apprenticeship in Business Accounting, to studying CIMA alongside a university degree.

Studying CIMA is the natural progression from AAT. Students will build on their knowledge of business and finance and gain new skills like project management, strategy, negotiation and leadership. Find out which qualifications are available and how CGMA status can boost their chances of success in the future.

Whichever subjects your students are studying, they could start training to become a Chartered Global Management Accountant now, even before they’ve graduated. Find out which qualifications are available and how CGMA status can boost their chances of success in the future.

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