CGMA Finance
Leadership Program

Build the finance professional of the future.
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The future demands greater finance skills

With more routine finance tasks being automated, the finance function looks drastically different from a few years ago. In fact, half of finance leaders surveyed for the CGMA® report Re-inventing Finance for a Digital World reported that the competencies of their finance teams must change significantly over the next three years to drive greater value.

What does that mean for your students? How can they acquire the skills that will keep them relevant and resilient in the face of change? How can they contribute to growth and be a transformation leader?

Not just finance professionals, but CGMA designation holders

To help students meet these changing expectations, we updated the CGMA Competency Framework. Along with technical, business, people and leadership skills, it now intertwines digital skills with other knowledge areas.

The framework underpins the syllabus of the CIMA® Professional Qualification, which gives CGMA designation holders a holistic view of the business and equips them to become strategic business partners. That’s why 91 of the Fortune 100 and 95 of the world’s top 100 brands choose CGMA designation holders.

The CGMA Finance Leadership Program — our new route to the CIMA Professional Qualification — is based on the same competency framework.

Standout with a student-first learning experience

The CGMA Finance Leadership Program is a digital-first and self-paced route that enables students to complete the CIMA Professional Qualification and earn the CGMA designation with minimum disruption to their lives. This unique approach and experiential curriculum puts the student at the centre and will differentiate your student from others.

Enable them to track their progress
Digital features like the Student Dashboard give your students a more personalised, experiential learning and assessment experience, with seamless progression visibility.

Equip them for real world scenarios
Real-world business simulation exercises help students raise their professional acumen and gain practical insights through applied learning.

Empower them with guided learning
Our university engagement teams support students with check-ins and facilitate sharing experiences. This guided learning approach also ensures that your academic team doesn’t get any additional burden.

Easy to deploy
This digital solution can instantly be deployed with little to no overhead required on your end.

Your students will thank you.

The CGMA Finance Leadership Program will help your students acquire the skills that employers demand now and into the future, and prepare them with real-world knowledge and case studies.

They will earn a professional qualification at the same time as their degree — setting them apart from their peers, opening them up to a wide range of career options and help them get their first job.

Above all, it will connect them with the local and global networks, communities and resources they need to keep growing, find opportunities and be employable.

The way forward

The CIMA Qualification is made up of three levels — Operational, Management and Strategic. At each level students acquire the knowledge and competencies they will require to perform the tasks and functions at that level in an organisation.

When your students choose the CGMA Finance Leadership Program, they subscribe to an all-inclusive guided learning and assessment program. This includes learning, business simulations, exam prep courses and exams.

After completing all the exams and submitting the three years of relevant professional experience, they receive the CGMA designation.

Strategic Case Study Exam
Strategic Management
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Strategy Formulation
  • Strategy Execution
  • Digital Strategy
Risk Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Strategic Risk and Governance
  • Internal Control
  • Cyber Security
Financial Strategy
  • Financial Policies and Objectives
  • Capital Structure
  • Business Valuation and M&A
  • Financial Risks
Management Case Study Exam
Performance and Project Management
  • Business Models
  • Leadership and Management
  • Project Management
Advanced Management Accounting
  • Cost Competitiveness
  • Organisational Performance
  • Pricing and Capital Investment
  • Decision-making and risk
Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Financial Statements
  • Complex Group Reporting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Long-Term Financing
Operational Case Study Exam
Digital Finance
  • Finance Function Transformation
  • Finance Business Partnering
  • Data and Analytics
Management Accounting
  • Costing
  • Budgeting
  • Short-term decisions
Financial Reporting amd Tax
  • Regulatory Frameworks
  • Financial Statements
  • Fundamentals of Taxation
  • Working Capital
Foundation in business finance and accounting

A demonstration of their knowledge and readiness

The case study exam at the end of each level of the qualification gives students an opportunity to apply the knowledge they’ve acquired. They are given a case study in which they take on the role of a finance executive and respond to a multi-layered business challenge.

To be successful, students must:

  • Analyse and synthesise complex business information.
  • Integrate knowledge and information across different parts of a business.
  • Develop and communicate solutions and strategic direction.

The case study exam tests their ability to evaluate problems and arrive at solutions from a holistic business perspective. It also enhances their ability to research, communicate, collaborate, offer insights and act as a strategic business partner.

Finance transformation — waiting for you

If you would like to learn more about CGMA Finance Leadership Program or are ready to implement it at your university, leave your details here. We will assist you right away.