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Professional Qualification

Student resources for the CIMA Professional Qualification

The CIMA Professional Qualification is recognised worldwide as the most relevant global finance qualification for a career in business.

The CIMA Professional Qualification is recognised worldwide as the most relevant global finance qualification for a career in business. On completion of the CIMA Professional Qualification, you will be awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, recognising your value and showcasing your professionalism, business and leadership skills, ethics and commitment. The syllabus is split into three pillars and three levels, and comprises 12 exams: nine Objective Tests, and three Case Study exams.

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Study and exam guides

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Operational level E1 P1 F1
Operational CS
Management level E2  P2 F2
Management CS
Gateway route Gateway
Strategic level E3 P3 F3
Strategic CS

Tables and formulae provided in your exam

Please refer to this guide which provides you with links to the tables and formulae provided in exams in the Certificate in Business Accounting and the Professional Qualification.

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Calculator guidance - what can be taken into exams

We have recently updated the calculator guidance (dated 3 July 2018) and no other list or guidance which pre-dates this should be used. All Pearson Vue centres have been notified of this update and have been issued with the latest list of acceptable calculators.

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ALL non programmable calculators will be allowed into the exam. These include the Casio FX-83GT Plus and the Casio FX-85GT Plus, which should be accepted by all Pearson Vue exam centres. They are not on the list because we cannot include every single non programmable calculator on the market; those listed in the tables are just examples.

Calculators which are not allowed are those which are fully programmable and have graphing/graphic display properties. An on screen calculator will always be available in the exam.