CIMA is the world's largest professional body of management accountants with 195,000 members and students in 176 countries. Management accountancy isn’t just about numbers and spreadsheets. On movie sets, at fashion labels, inside football clubs, that’s where you’ll find the CIMA Chartered Management Accountant. Find out more about CIMA qualifications.
Training is a combination of examinations and practical experience.
To qualify as a chartered management accountant, you must successfully complete:
To achieve the CIMA Professional Qualification you will need to complete:
There are stopping-off points and interim awards if required by an individual and/or an organisation. For example if you complete the operational level you are eligible for the CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting and, if you complete the management level, you will be eligible for the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.
The syllabus for the CIMA Professional Qualification is built upon the following three core pillars of learning:
Many employers offering CIMA training to graduates will have a structured programme that combines the practical experience required with opportunities to study for the examinations. Although many employers will give employees time off for study leave, there is substantial private study required. To be successful in gaining this qualification, the amount of study required while working demands significant amounts of personal time, dedication and determination.
Study methods vary and can include full-time, part-time or evening classes, or a combination of these. There are also opportunities to self-study, through colleges which provide distance learning packages and online with CIMAstudy.com , the only CIMA-endorsed online study system.
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