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CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, is a globally recognised professional body with over 203,000 students and members in 173 countries. CIMA is the most relevant international accounting qualification for business. Chartered Global Management Accountants are highly employable, equipped with a wide variety of skills and their role in an organisation puts them at the heart of business.

Chartered Global Management Accountants don’t fit the stereotype of number crunchers; they’re at the forefront of all strategic decisions that are key to business success. They operate in all types of organisations, often having varied jobs with many going onto run their own  business, or becoming directors, chairmen and chief executives. The CIMA qualification can be entered at any stage in your career – there are no minimum requirements. The syllabus is designed to be progressive and you will develop skills as you advance. All you need is a desire to succeed in business and to have reached a good standard in Mathematics and English before you commence. To find out more visit www.cimaglobal.com/times100

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Organisation name: CIMA
Address: 26 Chapter Street, London SW1P 4NP
Tel: 020 8849 2251
Email: schools@cimaglobal.com

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GCSE/ 'A' level/ Standard Grade/ Highers

If you are considering entering the workforce straight after school or college, you can study the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting. In order to do this, you will need to be competent in Mathematics and English. The CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting is a recognised qualification in its own right, or it can be a stepping stone to the CIMA Professional Qualification.

For more information visit www.cimaglobal.com/cimacertificate


CIMA, together with a network of top employers, are creating the first ever degree level Higher Apprenticeship in Management Accounting. It’s a fantastic non-university route into the world of business and finance for talented individuals.

For more information visit: www.cimaglobal.com/myapprenticeship

Graduate & Post-graduate training programme

You can enter the CIMA qualification after studying at university and may gain exemptions from the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting if you have studied a relevant qualification.

View our exemptions database to discover if you’re eligible for exemptions at www.cimaglobal.com/exemptions

CIMA works with a large range of employers who offer CIMA training as part of their graduate programmes. To view the latest CIMA training vacancies on CIMA MY JOBS visit www.cimaglobal.com/mygradjobs

Work placements with combined qualifications

Thousands of companies around the world train their staff with CIMA. To view a full listing of employers we work with visit www.cimaglobal.com/trainingpartners

CIMA has worked with universities across the UK to develop initiatives to study for a degree whilst working, the syllabus will have been closely aligned to the CIMA Professional Qualification allowing maximum exemptions. For further details visit: www.cimaglobal.com/cimathroughdegree