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CIMA’s CGMA® Self-tailored learning pathway

Your journey to earning the CGMA® designation starts here

Welcome to CIMA

As a new CGMA candidate with CIMA, we want you to feel welcome and well prepared to start studying. Once you register with us, you’ll receive our welcome emails, which will point you towards the most relevant and valuable resources to get you started.

However, you can always refer back here for everything you need to begin your journey to earning a CGMA designation. So browse away and kick-start your studies today.

The journey

Want to know what to expect from your journey with CIMA? Check out our handy infographic below...

Apply for exemptions

If you are eligible for exemptions, make sure you apply and confirm any exemptions received before starting your studies.


Decide on your learning method

We have lots of study options: with a tuition provider, online or using study texts. Whatever your preference and budget, there’s an option to suit you.

Schedule your first exam

Having a date to work towards can be a powerful motivator, and scheduling couldn't be easier!

Start studying

The CGMA Study Hub is available 24/7 and is full of free study resources to help you better prepare for and pass your exams.

The Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA)

By studying the Certificate in Business Accounting, you’ll come away equipped with a solid understanding of fundamental accounting, management and business principles to kick-start your career in the world of business and finance.

CIMA's CGMA Professional Qualification

The Professional Qualification focuses on employability – bridging the skills gaps of newly qualified finance professionals worldwide, meeting the needs of both business and people.


Studying CIMA will power up your career and ensure you are the amongst the most able, sought after and valued employees in the world. To become a CGMA requires hard work and dedication; following a formal study path offers support and the best chance of success.

Membership & becoming a CGMA

It’s never too early to start thinking about how you will gain and document the experience you need when applying for membership.

Ethics and professionalism

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

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