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Ethics and professionalism

We are committed to ensuring that our exams are carried out ethically, honestly and to the highest standard for the benefit of students and our key partners.

As a student it is essential you have knowledge of CIMA’s exam rules, what unethical behaviour looks like and how to comply with the CIMA Code of Conduct.

At CIMA we help you develop both your technical ability and your professional capacity.

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Once you become a member, the designatory letters (ACMA, CGMA) and chartered status denote your professionalism, practical experience, credibility and integrity, along with your commitment to ethics and CIMA professional development. Ethics is a key component of being a chartered professional, enhancing reputation, employability and ongoing earning potential. That’s why ethical practice and understanding sits at the heart of the CIMA qualification and all members and students are committed to upholding the CIMA Code of Ethics.

The Code, based on five fundamental principles, is globally recognised and offers a framework for ethical decision making and set of principles for all to follow. CIMA’s Code and supporting resource material for ethics helps provide useful guidance around ethical practice and resolving ethical dilemmas.

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