Study an internationally recognized finance qualification and become a Chartered Global Management Accountant® (CGMA®), whatever your background.

Steps to become CGMA

Academic Evaluation

If you are eligible for exemptions or any alternative pathway, make sure you receive complete information before starting your studies

Register With CIMA

Submit your application with help of training providers and start the registration process

Schedule your exam

Having a date to work towards can be a powerful motivator

Achieve Success

Clear the exams and get a chance to become a member of world’s largest organization of Management Accountants

Should you take up the CIMA course?.

The parameters to make a career decision shouldn’t be only because of the highest ROI or because of huge incentives. The most important factor to choose any career should be your passion and interest. So before getting into detail about the subject get to know if you really have the zeal to take up the CIMA course.

  • Do you prefer working in the front face of the company?
  • Do you like management accounting?
  • Can you interpret accounting in practice and make decisions?
  • Do you desire to be the decision-maker of the company?
  • Do you want to work beyond numbers and draft strategies for the business?
  • If yes is your answer to these questions read further and know more about CIMA.

Where Does CIMA fit in?

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® (CIMA) is the world’s leading body of management accountants, delivering the most relevant qualification for business career business. When you join CIMA, you invest in your career development and learning — and we become your lifelong partner through it all.


Members and Students of CIMA and the AICPA


Oraganizations that employ CIMA members


Countries where CIMA members live


Representative offices around the world

The CGMA Finance Leadership Program Structure

The CGMA Finance Leadership Program is divided into three levels, each building on the previous one. If you’ve already got a relevant prior qualification or degree, you may be eligible to skip certain levels, enabling you to earn your CGMA designation faster than you might think.

CIMA Fast Track Entry Routes

Your journey towards qualifying CGMA could be fast-tracked with these fast track programs in India for members of

  • Professional Bodies
  • Working professionals with 6+ years’ work experience
  • MBA or master in accounting

CGMA Senior Executive Programme

Program for 6+ years of relevant work experience, exempted from 14 papers

Global Professional Accounting Program

For CA and CMA members, exempted from 15 papers

Master’s Gateway

Candidates who completed a Master’s in Accounting, was exempted from 11 papers