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Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)


The CGMA® Finance Leadership Programme is a competency-based digital learning experience and your pathway to earn CIMA’s CGMA® Professional Qualification the CGMA designation. The Finance Leadership Programme is delivered via an online, learning and assessment platform founded on the CGMA Competency Framework and the 2019 Professional Qualification Syllabus. The programme sets out to instil the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to proceed through the Operational, Management, and Strategic case study exams – the points at which the programme converges with the CGMA Professional Qualification

The CGMA FLP is a new digital-first pathway to completing the CIMA Professional Qualification. You are assessed at each topic as you learn, all within the platform. All three levels of the FLP culminate with a Case Study Exam to test your mastery of the business concepts and your ability to apply your knowledge and skills in real-world business situations.


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Chapter Based Assesments

Course Entry Requirements

The CGMA FLP is designed for fresh graduate of diploma, degree and MBA students looking to forward their carrier in management accounting and consulting.

Who Is A Finance Professional?

Historically, being a finance professional was all about numbers. Now, it’s so much more. In a world where new technology, data and digital platforms are defining businesses, finance professionals are defining what success looks like — driving impact, delivering solutions and creating value for businesses worldwide.

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.

Once you qualify with CIMA, you’ll also become a member of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants®, powered by CIMA and our partner, the American Institute of CPAs® (AICPA®).

650,000 Members and students of CIMA and the AICPA

What Do I Get Out Of The Qualification?

Once you complete your qualification and become a CIMA member, you are awarded the globally recognised Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant® (CGMA) designations.

Benefits of the CGMA Finance Leadership Program?

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Develop a globally in-demand career

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Earn higher salaries

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Gain unprecedented access to different industries and business functions.

How The CGMA FLP Programme Structured

The general structure of the programme is almost identical to that set out in the CIMA’s CGMA Professional Qualification syllabus, and consists of three main levels: Operational, Management and Strategic. Each level follows the same structure: 

  • The Topic is the most granular piece of learning content within the programme. Each assessed Topic will include a group of topic-level assessment questions (TLAs). These TLAs are what determines your proficiency and progression through the programme. There are approximately 300 topics in total across the programme, however not all Topics are assessed. 

  • A collection of associated Topics is grouped together into Skill Sets, which are primarily used to capture and display your progression on the student dashboard. There is no assessment at this level. 

  • A collection of associated Skill Sets is grouped together into a Competency Area. Competency Areas are the major milestone for you on your journey through the programme, and are the delivery point for the comprehensive, learning assignments called the Business Simulation Assignments (BSA). The BSA is a customized, learning assignment which you can apply your learning in a risk-free environment because you are not graded on them. BSAs can only be accessed after you successfully complete all Skill Sets within a Competency Area. 

  • The Exam Review Course is available on its own tab on the student platform and provides insight on the exam purpose and structure and also includes mock (practice) exams, some of which are graded by an external tutor.  

  • Case Study Exams are three hours and designed for you to demonstrate your mastery of the content by completing several simulated workplace tasks. To progress from one level to the next, you must take and pass the case study exam at your current level. After a student completes a CS exam , they can continue to a higher level of learning and progress further by completing competencies, therefore no delays in moving forward with their study. This flexibility to progress whilst you wait on their exam results is unique to FLP and  if you fail the earlier Case Study you can repeat it whilst your higher level progress is retained. You are eligible to sit for the case study exam when you have passed all your assessment and completed all relevant BSAs your level (however you can book your Case Study exam well in advance when studying on the programme as soon as the respective exam window opens). Case study exams are proctored at Pearson Vue test centres or online. The same case study exam is used for all CGMA Professional Qualification students regardless of their learning path.

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Key Features Of The CGMA FLP:

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One year subscription is GBP 2,000

Two year subscription is GBP 3,400

Three year subscription is GBP 5,100

CGMA FLP Intake Dates

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