Clear only 2 CIMA case Study Exams and 2 Proschool Case Study Exams
Clear CIMA in 1.5 years. Ideal for Graduates
100+ Global / India rankers trained . 80% pass rate overall
Fees: 3.6L All CIMA fees for 2 years and FM, 450+ Hours training at 0% Effective Cost
About the Course
The GMA-Gateway is an exclusive Graduate program offered by IMS Proschool in association with CIMA
CIMA Knowledge Pillars
• Enterprise (E) Pillar- Emphasis on business strategy
• Performance (P) Pillar- Emphasis on concepts like Cost and Risk management
• Financial (F) Pillar-Emphasis on understanding and interpretation of financial statements
IMS Proschool’s 450+ hour live faculty-led training and ‘active learning’ methodology
• 75% faculty-hours on Case-based understanding of CIMA Knowledge Pillars
• 20% faculty-hours on Industry-relevant skills (On the job application of knowledge)
• 5% faculty-hours on presentation and communication skills
A. The strategy process
B. Analyzing the organizational
C. Generating strategic options
D. Making strategic choices
E. Strategic control
F. Digital strategy
A. Enterprise risk
B. Strategic risk
C. Internal controls
D. Cyber risks
A. Financial policy decisions
B. Sources of long-term funds
C. Financial risks
D. Business valuation
A. Business models and value creation
B. Managing people performance
D. Managing projects
Advanced Management Accounting
A. Managing the costs of creating value
B. Capital investment decision making
C. Managing and controlling the performance of organizational units
D. Risk and control
A. Financing capital projects
B. Financial reporting standards
C. Group accounts
D. Integrated reporting
E. Analyzing financial statements
Managing Finance in a Digital World
A. Role of the finance function
B. Technology in a digital world
C. Data and information in a digital world
D. Shape and structure of the finance function
E. Finance interacting with the
A. Cost accounting for decision
B. Budgeting and budgetary control
C. Short-term commercial
D. Risk and uncertainty in the
A. Regulatory environment of
B. Financial statements
C. Principles of taxation
D. Managing cash and working capital
Adv Dip MA / ACMA / CGMA from CIMA UK
Students will need to clear upto 2 case-study based exams (MCS and SCS) with CIMA. This takes advantage of the CIMA – FLP route to ensure fastest completion as follows
1. Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from CIMA, UK after passing MCS Exam
2. ACMA, CGMA from CIMA, UK after passing SCS Exam & fulfilling PER requirements
CGMA is a very powerful designation backed by both American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA, US) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA, UK).
GMA certificate from IMS Proschool
Students will also receive a completion certificate from IMS Proschool on successfully passing the GMA course. A certificate in Financial Modelling from IMS Proschool and NSE Academy is optionally available on paying an additional exam fee to NSE Academy.
PGP in Management Accounting (PGP-MA) from IMS Proschool
Students will need to clear 2 Exams conducted by IMS Proschool to receive a PG Certification. These are case study exams conducted at the end of Term 1 and Term 2 of the program.
CIMA is the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. CIMA is a Global Professional Qualification which has acceptance in almost 180 countries of the World. CIMA is a 100 Year Old Qualification. CIMA is the leading body of Management Accountants in the World.
If you have inclination towards Finance or Management or Both, then CIMA is the best choice as CIMA gives you best of both the Worlds i.e. CA and MBA. Through CIMA, you can work not only in Finance but also in Marketing, HR, Operations, Project Management etc. Through CIMA, you can work not only in India, but across the world.
In which areas can I work after CIMA? What Job Profiles I can look for after CIMA?
As a CIMA Student or Member, you can work in a variety of Career roles in:
a) Finance: Finance Business Partner, Finance Director, Management Accountant
b) Commercial: Commercial Director, Marketing Manager
c) Operations: Human Resources Manager, Operations Director, Project Manager
d) Information Management: Business Analysis Manager, Director of IT, Head of Programme Management
e) Executive: Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer, Managing Director
f) Consultancy: Business Analyst, Financial Analyst, Management Consultant
How CIMA is different from CA, ACCA and CFA?
Broad parameters of difference are as follows:
a) Pass Rate: CA pass rate is usually low i.e. between 5 to 10%, ACCA and CIMA Pass Rates are on an average between 50 to 60% and CFA pass rate is not fixed but top 40-45% students are able to pass in every attempt.
b) Focus: CA and ACCA are primarily Accounting Qualifications having more focus of Accounting, Taxation and Audit. CFA is a hard core Finance qualification. While CIMA is a qualification having equivalent focus on Accounting, Finance and Management. That is why CIMA is called as combination of CA and MBA – best of both the Worlds.
c) Duration: CA takes on an average 5-6 years, ACCA can take from 1-3 years depending upon exemptions, CFA takes around 2-3 years to complete 3 levels and CIMA takes between 1.5-2.5 to complete exams depending upon prior qualification.
d) Group System: Apart from CA, there is no group system anywhere in ACCA, CIMA or CFA.
e) Job Prospects: CA has immense job prospects in India, CIMA and ACCA job prospects are increasing because of KPOs in India. CFA job prospects are also good.
f) Value: In CA, we have value only after completing CA while in case of CIMA, ACCA and CFA, we have value after each level.
g) Costing: Costing for CA is around 3-4L, while for ACCA, it is around 1.9-4L depending upon exemptions. CFA costing is around 3-4L and CIMA costing is between 2.5-4.5L. Note that costing includes training/coaching as well.
h) Eligibility: Students can enter into CIMA or ACCA after 10th as well. While in CA, you must be a 12th standard pass out and in CFA, you must be a Graduate. Candidates in Final year of Graduation can apply for CFA exams.
i) Training/Experience Requirement: All these qualifications require Training/Practical Experience Requirement(PER). CA, ACCA and CIMA has 3 year Training/PER and CFA has 4 year experience requirement to become a member. In CA, our 3 year articleship experience is not counted for Professional Career, we are considered as fresher after qualifying CA. While in CIMA, ACCA and CFA, it is counted from the day one.
Which Qualification is the best - CA, ACCA, CIMA or CFA?
All these qualifications are very good. You need to identify your interests and objectives and then choose the qualification according to that. Like if you have interest in Accounting or Audit or Taxation, go for CA or ACCA. ACCA makes more sense if you want to become Global. If you want to go into Finance, go for CFA. However, if you have interest in Finance as well as Business both, then CIMA is the best option. CIMA and ACCA are Global as well as broad based qualifications and can give you scope in diverse areas.
Is there any training requirement for CIMA? If yes, what is that?
CIMA has 3 year Practical Experience Requirement. It can be in the areas of Accounting, Finance or Management or all. The experience can be taken before, during or after the qualification.
Why I should do CIMA through IMS Proschool?
You should consider IMS Proschool as:
a) IMS Proschool is an Approved Learning Partner of CIMA.
b) IMS is more than 40 year Old group and was awarded as the 4th Most Trusted Brand for Education in India
c) Our Success rate is more than 80% across all the CIMA Exams
d) IMS Proschool was awarded as the Platinum Learning Partner by CIMA India
e) IMS Proschool has taught more than 2000 CIMA students in India and more than 100 have already qualified CIMA
f) IMS Proschool has rank oriented approach and has already produced more than 100 Global and Indian Rankers in CIMA
g) We prepare you comprehensively not only for CIMA, but for your Career
h) You will be able to complete CIMA in the shortest duration and at a reasonable cost
i) You will be trained for CIMA and Financial Modeling @ ZERO effective cost
What certificates/diplomas i will get after CIMA?
Student will get following Certificates/Diploma:
1. Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting (Adv Dip MA) from CIMA, UK
2. ACMA, CGMA from CIMA, UK
3. Joint Certifications from NSDC and IMS Proschool
4. NSE Academy’s Certification in Financial Modeling (fees for exam payable to NSE separately)
5. PGPMA Certification from IMS Proschool (only to students going through GMA Gateway Program)