It takes strategic vision to lead

Join an elite group of global management accountants. Become a CGMA designation holder

Management accountants analyse information to advise strategy and drive sustainable business success. Anyone can study the CIMA qualification, whether they’re new to finance and business or an experienced professional.

  • Who are we?

    CIMA is the world’s leading, and largest, professional body of management accountants. Our unique blend of management accounting, financial accounting and business-focused subjects produces competent and confident CGMAs who can lead their organisations to sustainable success.

  • Why choose management accounting?

    Management accounting is much more than number crunching – management accountants use their training to combine financial and non-financial data to paint a complete picture of the business.

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  • Your career

    CGMAs work in all types of organisations, all over the world. Check out where management accounting could take you in your career.

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CIMA exam options

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The CIMA Professional Qualification is recognised worldwide as the most relevant global finance qualification for a career in business. If you have relevant education such as a university degree from an CIMA-accredited university, you could start here.

Our Cert BA and Professional qualifications together form the CIMA qualification. If you don’t have a relevant qualification to start at the Professional level then you can start here.

An apprenticeship is suitable for almost anyone; graduates, school leavers, new employees as well as people already in work looking to upskill. Apprenticeships are available to anyone living in England, who is over the age of 16, and not in full-time education. The CIMA qualification combines accounting, finance and management with the business skills and techniques you’ll need to add real value to any organization.

Supplementing your studies with an apprenticeship may be difficult to juggle, but that workplace experience can give your career a perfect start.

CIMA offers apprenticeships at two levels, Level 4 and Level 7.

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  • Why CIMA?

    We are The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants®. The world’s largest professional body of management accountants, with the most useful accounting qualification for a career in business.

  • Globally recognised

    Together with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), we established the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation in 2012 to provide members with a new level of resources and recognition.

  • Our journey

    The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® (CIMA) was founded in 1919 and is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants.


1. Register with CIMA

Anyone can study CIMA, whether you’re new to business and accounting or already have some experience. Before registering, find out more about your entry route including information on possible exemptions and where you'll begin studying.

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2. Apply for exemptions

If you hold a relevant degree or qualification, you may be exempt from certain exams in the Certificate in Business Accounting and Professional Qualification.


3. Choose your study method

The Study Shop will help you pick the right study method for you. Find and browse all CIMA approved study products, resources and courses in one easy place.

The Study Shop

4. Schedule your first exam

You can schedule all Certificate in Business Accounting and Professional Qualification exams online and over the phone. Having a deadline in place makes it much it easier to plan your studies and helps you stay in control, making your learning more manageable and effective.

Scheduling your exam

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Take your first step to becoming a CGMA here.

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