At a glance:
- Graduates in any degree discipline can study CIMA
- Exemptions available if you have completed a relevant degree
- Option to begin your CIMA studies while at university and graduate with a head start in the job market.
Studying CIMA after university and boosting your degree with a professional qualification is a strong career move. You’ll gain new, employable business skills and experience, and you’ll impress potential employers just by adding ‘CIMA student’ to your CV.
You can even begin your CIMA studies while at university and graduate ahead of the competition. You don’t need a relevant degree to start your CIMA studies; graduates in any degree discipline can study CIMA. You’ll start with the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting. It’s a recognised qualification in its own right and can also be a stepping-stone to the CIMA Professional Qualification.
If you’ve already completed a relevant degree, like accounting or business, you may be entitled to exemptions from some CIMA exams, allowing you to progress onto the Professional Qualification sooner.
CIMA Grad Club
Available to UK undergraduates and graduates
If you’re a UK university student, whatever your degree discipline, you can join CIMA's Grad Club for free. By using all the club’s resources, you can learn new skills, improve your interview technique, get noticed by employers and chat to other undergraduates in the forums.
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