CImA offers various entry routes, depending on your previous academic qualifications.
Intermediate, A'Levels, O'Levels or Matriculation and UnderGraduates/Graduates
CImA can offer you an alternative qualification to university that is valued by employers worldwide. The CImA qualification gives you a great opportunity to learn while you earn. You will start by studying the certificate in business accounting, which will give you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of management accounting.
You can study it as a qualification in its own right or as a stepping stone to the professional qualification, which leads to the title of Chartered Management Accountant.
MBA Degree Holders
As an MBA degree holder you are eligible to gain fast track entry to CImA through the CMGA accelerated route , gaining 11 exemptions and direct entry into CImA Strategic level.
ACMA (Member of ICMAP)
If you are qualified with the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP), you can seek entry to CImA through the CPGA accelerated route.
ACCA (Members and Affiliates)
As an ACCA affiliate or member you are eligible to gain advanced entry to CImA through the CGA accelerated route gaining 11 exemptions and direct entry into CImA Strategic level
Other professional qualifications
If you hold a qualification with another professional body that is listed on website database of, you may be eligible for exemptions from some exams in the certificate in business accounting and the professional qualification
If your qualification is not on the database, you start CImA by studying the certificate in business accounting. You can then progress to the professional qualification.