CIMA, the world's largest and leading professional body of Management Accountants, boasts a partnership with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and supports over 150,000 Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMAs) worldwide. With its wide recognition, CIMA is considered the most significant accounting qualification for businesses, with professionals working across industries, non-profit organizations, and the public sector. Beyond accounting expertise, CIMA also equips professionals with business management skills, enabling them to drive organizational business strategies. CIMA professionals are highly capable of guiding and influencing the strategic direction of businesses, making them invaluable assets to organizations.
Over the years, CIMA Sri Lanka and the Imperial College of Business Studies have collaborated closely in various areas. The Imperial College has been an accredited CIMA learning partner, offering tuition and training programs to aspiring management accountants. This collaboration has ensured that students receive the highest quality education, aligned with CIMA's global standards and syllabus. The commitment to excellence and the strong relationship between CIMA Sri Lanka and the Imperial College of Business Studies has resulted in numerous success stories. Graduates of the Imperial College, equipped with CIMA qualifications, have excelled in various sectors, holding key positions in both local and multinational organizations. The close alignment of the curriculum with industry requirements and the emphasis on practical skills have made these graduates highly sought after by employers.
The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting is a comprehensive program that establishes a strong base in accounting, finance, and business principles, setting the stage for a successful career in finance and business management. This certificate serves as a pathway to the Finance Leadership Program (FLP), allowing individuals to accelerate their CIMA qualification journey and earn the esteemed CGMA title. Moreover, it provides the added benefit of direct entry into the second year of the BA (Hons) International Business and Finance Degree in the UK, as well as the final year of the BSc (Hons) Degree at the Imperial College of Business Studies. By completing this program, students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for finance leadership roles across various industries.
The CGMA Finance Leadership Program (FLP) provides the same comprehensive competencies as other paths to achieving CIMA's CGMA Professional Qualification. Candidates are assessed on the same material, demonstrating an equivalent level of competency and experience to earn the coveted CGMA designation and CIMA membership. The CGMA FLP offers a flexible learning experience, allowing participants to study the material at their own pace and take online assessments. Case study exams can be taken either at an assessment center or remotely online, providing a seamless digital learning experience. In addition, this program offers the advantage of direct entry into the final year of the BA (Hons) International Business and Finance Degree in the UK, as well as the final year of the BSc (Hons) Degree at Imperial College of Business Studies. Furthermore, it serves as a pathway to the MBA program with exemptions.
CIMA has introduced a special pathway known as the CIMA A-Star pathway specifically tailored for graduates with accounting degrees. This pathway offers an exceptional opportunity for eligible graduates to accelerate their progress toward completing all the CIMA examinations, focusing solely on the Strategic Case Study.
To be eligible for the CIMA A-Star pathway, students must have achieved a remarkable academic performance, attaining a GPA of 3.5 or above. This criterion ensures that only the most accomplished graduates have access to this accelerated pathway. By targeting high-achieving students, CIMA aims to recognize and reward exceptional talent in the field of accounting.
Imperial College invites all eligible graduates to take advantage of this remarkable opportunity. By enrolling in the CIMA A-Star pathway, these graduates can streamline their path to becoming fully qualified CIMA professionals. They can bypass the earlier levels of the CIMA qualification, saving time and effort while focusing exclusively on the Strategic Case Study.
The CIMA C-SEP (Senior Executive Programme) is a specialized accelerated program designed to enhance skills and achieve CIMA membership along with the prestigious Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. This fast-track program is specifically tailored for experienced professionals who have at least three years of managerial experience in finance, accounting, or business functions. Participants in the CIMA C-SEP program can expect to develop enhanced strategic and business skills based on the CGMA Competency Framework which equips professionals with the necessary tools to excel in senior executive roles. One of the key advantages of the CIMA C-SEP program is its efficient structure, requiring candidates to complete just two exams to achieve both CIMA membership and the esteemed CGMA designation.
The fast-track Global C-suite Business and Finance Programme offers candidates the opportunity to sit for the final exam of the CIMA qualification. Upon successful completion of this exam, along with the requisite work experience, candidates become eligible for CIMA membership and earn the esteemed professional global designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA®).
This exclusive programme is specifically designed for CFOs, CEOs, and senior management professionals who aspire to enhance their professional standing by obtaining the CIMA professional qualification. By focusing solely on the final exam of the CIMA qualification, candidates can expedite their journey toward membership and the CGMA designation.