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Chartered Institute of Management Accountants/Chartered Global Management Accountants qualification

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants/Chartered Global Management Accountants qualification (CIMA/CGMA) programme issues a prestigious international management accounting qualification that offers a unique blend of management accounting, financial accounting and business-focused subjects. The programme produces confident management accountants who can lead their organizations to sustainable success. 

As CIMA‘s registered learning provider for the Czech Republic, PCU offers CGMA Finance Leadership Programme (FLP) at all three levels (Operational, Management and Strategic) and across three pillars (Enterprise, Performance and Financial). 

The CGMA FLP is a self-guided, digital-first programme with courses that use real-world case simulations to help you develop the entrepreneurial skill set, mindset and experience you need. The programme is designed to assess your progress and performance as you learn each topic at your own pace. The only exams you take are the case study exams to complete each of the three levels of learning: Operational, Management and Strategic.

Our lecturing staff are professionally qualified and experienced in teaching the CIMA syllabus as well as preparing students for examinations. Teaching and revision courses can be arranged on a flexible basis and course content is delivered either in-person over weekends, during the working week or online via the Digital Campus. Intensive revision courses are also available to individuals and organizations. Revision courses can be booked in advance with the lecturer and usually take place the week before the examination.

On completion, you will be awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, the world's most widely held management accounting designation recognized and prized by employers all over the globe. This valued designation showcases your professionalism, business and leadership skills, ethics and commitment.




Programme Essentials

  • All learning and assessment materials are contained online and can be accessed when convenient
  • Receive professional exam tuition from experienced lecturers, plus CIMA Ambassador support
  • Earn the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation
  • Generous examination exemptions for students and graduates of the MSc International
  • Management, BA (Hons) International Management and BA (Hons) International Finance and Business Accounting programmes

What you study

Teaching takes place according to the timetable arranged between the student and the lecturer, with a total of 30 guided learning hours per each course. Lesson times are planned to suit working professionals.

To inquire about pricing fees, please contact our admissions team.

Certificate Level

  • BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

Operational Level

  • E1 Managing Finance in a Digital World
  • P1 Management Accounting
  • F1 Financial Reporting
  • CASE STUDY: Operational Case Study exam

Management Level

  • E2 Managing Performance
  • P2 Advanced Management Accounting
  • F2 Advanced Financial Reporting
  • CASE STUDY: Management Case Study Exam

Strategic Level

  • E3 Strategic Management
  • P3 Risk Management
  • F3 Financial Strategy
  • CASE STUDY: Strategic Case Study Exam

Student Experience

Elvira Akimova - CIMA - LinkedIn

“CIMA/CGMA is a proven qualification attracting people who wish to be highly skilled practitioners in Management Accounting. Finance is the main driver that makes business function, so CIMA/CGMA studies are very relevant to the changing business environment. I learnt technologies such as Blockchain and Machine Learning, in addition to the skills required for joining the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.”

Elvira Akimova, MSc International Management graduate

Examination Preparation

For the case study and objective test examinations we offer intensive preparation and revision courses where a total of 20 hours of guided tuition is delivered. These courses can take place at any time during the year.

Exemptions for PCU students

PCU students in the BA (Hons) International Management programme and the BA (Hons) International Finance and Business Accounting programme are eligible for a number of key exemptions on their route towards full CIMA/CGMA certification.

For students undertaking their MSc International Management, a special Master's gateway exam is available in lieu of the majority of the lower-tier exams.

Meet the Programme Leader


Bruce Gahir is Associate Dean of the School of Business and programme leader for the Foundation Diploma. Bruce pursues his own academic interests in questions of financial management and accounting, business ethics, and the management of global economic operations. He also manages the CIMA/CGMA and ACCA programmes, and acts as an adviser in the field of financial services. Bruce studied theoretical physics (BSc and MSc) at University College London, and philosophy (MA) at Birkbeck College. Before his academic career, Bruce worked for several multinational corporations and banks in London.

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