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Learn how CIMA can offer you an alternative to university. You can gain a global qualification in management accounting, no degree necessary, and you could start working straight away.

Katrina Nurse

I liked the variety of subjects and the fact I could study whilst working. It was attractive to me that I didn’t need a degree to start it either.

Finance Director, Selfridges Read more

Ashik Santimon

Whilst my friends are just starting out in their careers, I have completed my apprenticeship and have become one of the youngest commercial managers in the BT finance team as well as one of the youngest ACMA, CGMAs in the UK.

Commercial Manager, BT Read more

Tejinder Bhachu

The qualification is globally recognised, gives you job security and is more practical than what you learn at university.

Management Accountant, BT Read more

Sophia Klair

I prefer the direction of CIMA over other similar qualifications as it’s more versatile and will lead to strategic roles as my career develops.

Finance apprentice, Walsall Housing Group Read more

Sian Jones

CIMA enabled me to qualify without mountains of student debt.

Management Accountant, The Global Travel Group Read more

Siân Jones

I am earning while studying due to working full time and I am able to put the theory that I am studying into practice on a daily basis which means I am constantly learning on the job.

Management Accounting Apprentice, Scottish Water Read more

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