Being a CIMA student carries so many benefits, and sometimes it's easy to forget what's on offer and where to find support and advice in your studies. We're here to support you every step of the way as you work hard to attain the CGMA designation and career success. Find out more about the benefits available to you!

Starting out as
a CIMA student

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New student induction

As a new CIMA student you will receive a series of emails and a welcome brochure which give you info about what you need to do to get started as well as making the most of the support and benefits available to you.

Download the e-Welcome pack

  

Wall planner

The wall planner has all the most important dates for CIMA students, including case study exam windows, results dates and when the pre-seen is released. These will help you plan your studies and schedule your exams. It also gives the release dates of FM Magazine and Velocity. Download your wall planner now!

  

Global customer support

We know you need to speak to us every now and again. We have customer contact centres in the major regions around the world:

  • The UK
  • Malaysia
  • Sri Lanka
  • South Africa
  • China

Alternatively, you can also contact your local CIMA office for support.

  

Studying CIMA

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On demand, computer based exams

All our exams are now computer based, offered at over 5000 Pearson VUE exam centres world-wide, increasing exam availability and flexibility. You can schedule exams around all your commitments and study at your own pace. The Objective Tests (including Cert BA exams) are available to take on-demand and Case Study exams for the Professional Qualification are available four times a year.

  

CGMA Competency Framework

In preparation for updating the CIMA Professional Qualification syllabus, our global research with employers identified the skills they require from business and finance professionals. This resulted in the development of the CGMA Competency Framework which underpins the CIMA Professional Qualification and allows you to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and competence to employers.

  

CIMAconnect

Your online student community, CIMAconnect, is mobile friendly and exclusively for CIMA students. Log on to this one stop shop for exam preparation tips, free study resources for every CIMA exam, or to have a discussion with other CIMA students - it's a great way to find a study buddy, share tips and to ask for advice.

All you need is your CIMA contact ID and password.

connect.cimaglobal.com

  
 

Study Notes

CIMA's FM Magazine has a section dedicated to students. Study Notes has different articles every month which give advice and tips on a range of subjects including exam preparation and how to approach certain sections in the syllabus.

  

Global Learning Scheme

The CIMA Global Learning Scheme accredits quality tuition providers, helping you find the right tuition for you - whether online, face to face, part time, full time or a combination.

  

CIMAstudy.com

Whether you're self-studying or studying with a tuition provider you can find a range of products and specific modules on CIMAstudy.com:

  • Aptitude - test your exam readiness in practice mode or under timed conditions, simulating the exam environment
  • CIMAstudy - start anytime, study anytime, sit anytime with CIMAstudy modules including over 120 hours of online learning content per subject, online learning materials and access to CIMA Aptitude.
  • CIMAstudy Prime - all the benefits of CIMAstudy, plus additional tutor support
  
 

Official CIMA textbooks

The only text books approved and written by CIMA faculty, official CIMA study texts from Kaplan include all the theory you need to pass your exams, plus examples, practice questions and answers.

  • Learn the syllabus
  • Worked examples and activities to reinforce knowledge
  • FREE supplementary materials to help you prepare for exams
  

Exam preparation

To get used to the exams it's important for you to familiarise yourself with exams through Pearson VUE and practice for exam success.

Exam tutorial - get familiar with the functionality of the assessments such as how to navigate through the exam and how to answer questions.

Question tutorial - get familiar with the types of questions in the exams and how they're presented.

Practice exams - CIMA Aptitude modules which allow you to test your readiness for the exam under timed conditions.

  

Global customer support

We know you need to speak to us every now and again. We have customer contact centres in the major regions around the world:

  • The UK
  • Malaysia
  • Sri Lanka
  • South Africa
  • China

Alternatively, you can also contact your local CIMA office for support.

  

COMMUNITY &
Networking

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CIMAconnect

Your online student community, CIMAconnect, is mobile friendly and exclusively for CIMA students. Log on to this one stop shop for exam preparation tips, free study resources for every CIMA exam, or to have a discussion with other CIMA students - it's a great way to find a study buddy, share tips and to ask for advice.

All you need is your CIMA contact ID and password.

connect.cimaglobal.com

  

The CIMA social media network

We've set up CIMA channels as another way of informing you about news, study resources, some of our important reports, and providing you with motivation to keep you on track with your studies. They are also a great way to connect with other students and members globally. Join in the conversation!

Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  LinkedIn

  

Global customer support

We know you need to speak to us every now and again. We have customer contact centres in the major regions around the world:

  • The UK
  • Malaysia
  • Sri Lanka
  • South Africa
  • China

Alternatively, you can also contact your local CIMA office for support.

  

News & Events

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The Financial Magazine mobile app

CIMA's official magazine keeps members and students up to date with the latest in the world of business and finance. It covers industry news, analysis, technical updates as well as study notes specifically for CIMA students.

Available to view on a mobile friendly application or via the website.

www.cimaglobal.com/fmapponline

  

Velocity

Our global student newsletter, Velocity, and local newsletters, keep our students informed about all the new resources, student activities and any other information you may find interesting. No subscription needed, just check your mailbox for the next issue!

  

Local student events

Whether it's a networking dinner or revision classes, you can take part in local CIMA events near you. There may also be special benefits offered exclusively to CIMA students in your region. Find out more about your local CIMA office and related events.

  

Ethics &
professionalism

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CIMA Code of Ethics

CIMA is committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards. CIMA members and students are required to comply with the CIMA Code of Ethics and to adopt the fundamental principles to their working lives.

Watch a short animation and read more about the code

  

Ethics eLearning tool

This student tool is here to help you in your ethical education. It will give you an overview of the CIMA code of ethics and how ethical considerations may appear in the CIMA exams with material drawn from past exam papers and references to various ethics resources.

Access the Student e-Learning tool

  

Ethics support guide

This guide provides an overview of all the ethics support and resources that are available from CIMA Ethics. It is also here to help you as an individual or as part of a team to understand ethics and how to apply it in your working life.

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Ethics checklist

If you have an ethical dilemma at work and you are unsure of what steps to take, our ethics checklist is here to help you. Follow the checklist to make sure you've covered the right steps to deal with your dilemma.

Access the check list

  

Exercises, case studies and ethics training

Practise ethical decision making and reflect on your skills as a finance professional with the exercises available here. Complete on your own or practice in a group.

  

Animations and webcasts

Access all CIMA ethics webcasts to get an introduction to the code, the benefits and how the code can add value to your career, and the importance of ethics in the accountancy profession. Also access various webcasts regarding ethical dilemmas and tips on how to handle them.

  
 

Ethics reading

Read our ethics newsletter 'Ethical Lens' which covers the most recent ethics and sustainability news from CIMA and beyond. Also access a range of ethics and responsible business articles by year and other reading material and resources.

  

Ethics helpline

A free, confidential helpline for members and students facing an ethical dilemma in relation to CIMA's code of ethics. This service helps guide you through the code and consider your course of action and is not a substitute for technical or legal advice.

Please email: ethics@cimaglobal.com

More information on helplines and advice here

  

Your career &
professional development

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Industry relevant thought leadership reports

To equip our members and students with industry insight, we publish a series of reports based on research and findings from academic programmes. All reports and research are available to download on our website.

  

Online salary calculator

Based on the student and member responses from our annual salary survey, this handy online calculator allows students to see average salaries based on different career factors such as industry, jobs, level of experience and location. Helpful for salary benchmarking when you need it and an indication of how much you can earn by studying CIMA and becoming a CGMA!

  

Awards by level

Upon completing each level of the qualification, students will receive an award in the form of certification. These part-qualified designations can be added to your CV as you progress through the CIMA qualification.

  • CIMA Cert BA (when completed the Certificate in Business Accounting)
  • CIMA Dip MA (when completed Operational level of the Professional Qualification)
  • CIMA Adv Dip MA (when completed the Management level of the Professional Qualification)
  
 

CIMA My Jobs

CIMA MY JOBS is your recruitment hub, advertising the best finance, business and management jobs from top employers such as Amazon, KPMG and Shell. Employers advertise for part-qualified and fully-qualified management accountants regularly. Get career advice, browse recruiters, upload your CV and search for a job.

  

Harvard ManageMentor

CIMA Professional Qualification students at Strategic level get access to Harvard ManageMentor modules. The modules, developed by experts, have information and advice on 44 key management topics and help you address a wide variety of business challenges, from running a meeting or leading and motivating a team to project management and thinking strategically.

  

Membership Application Process

The final step towards becoming a CGMA is the submission of your practical experience requirements. You can submit your PER while studying or after you complete the Strategic level Case Study exam. The sooner you submit your experience, the sooner you will become a CIMA Member, be able to use the CGMA designation and show the world you are a Chartered Management Accountant.

  
 

Employer recognition

Our qualifications are recognised by employers worldwide. CGMAs work in 99 out of 100 of the world's top brands and are at the heart of thousands of small and medium sized businesses across the world, helping drive sustainable business success.

  

The CGMA designation

What you're working towards - CGMA designation holders are the most able, sought after and valued employees in the world.

Gaining the CGMA designation will show employers you are confident, competent and highly employable, with the ability to influence strategy and add value to day to day business operations through your financial expertise and business acumen.

Governed by the CIMA code of ethics, CGMAs are partners to businesses, influencing and making better decisions for a better, sustainable future

  

The Joint Venture

In 2011 CIMA formed a joint venture with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) by creating the CGMA designation. Today, we are stronger than ever because of this joint venture.

Following the successful joint venture, the leaderships of both organisations are proposing to integrate strategies, management and operations to form a new accounting association. Find out more at www.cimaglobal.com/vision

  

...all this supports you on your way to becoming a CGMA. When you become a member a whole range of benefits will be opened up to you. Find out more about these benefits.

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