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Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

If you study any optional modules in accountancy, you also gain CIMA membership for the duration of your studies. Benefits include access to a wide range of online resources and specialised events in the UK and internationally.

CIMA professional development video
With a number of free resources, the CIMA development scheme supports you in your career by helping you identify your future learning needs.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CIMA members benefit from a continuing professional development (CPD) scheme. This supports you by helping you to identify your future learning needs. They host webinars to provide support and advice on how to get ahead with your CPD needs and requirements.

The tools provided on the University’s Student Portal will help you to record your progress and development activities.

Networking and events

Through CIMA, you will have access to a wide range of online resources and specialised events (UK and international). They also provide networking and mentoring opportunities for members.


If you successfully complete the specialist MBA in Accountancy, you become eligible to sit the CIMA Master’s Gateway exam.

The Gateway Route is an accelerated entry route towards the CIMA Professional Qualification and the globally recognised CGMA designation for individuals who hold an MBA or Master’s in Accountancy.

Equally, if you already hold a professional qualification with CIMA, you could receive exemptions from Global MBA modules through a process we call recognition and accreditation of prior learning.

Visit the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants for more information.