Pathway to Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Improve your employability and earning potential globally with a recognized professional accountancy certificate.


Program Overview

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
The School of Business at AUD has a signed agreement with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) that offers AUD students the opportunity to gain CIMA’s global professional certification with a globally accredited award and title, while studying towards their BBA degree.

CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants, and offers a global qualification to support the development of future business and finance leaders.

CIMA offers AUD students a pathway to become dual qualified, having an academic degree and a globally accredited professional certification with an award and title, making them stand out in the employment market with their proficient business and management skills.

Additionally, AUD students are able to fast track through the model set and benefit with an accelerated route made available for them.


AUD is granted up to eleven exemptions by CIMA, based on the School of Business comprehensive syllabi, for their global certifications, which is a significant value add for students.

AUD students in all Bachelors of Business Administration (B.B.A.) programs are offered exemptions in attaining CIMA Diploma’s after graduation, based on the number of related courses they have completed in their majors thanks to the current programs strength and incorporation of CIMA required studies.

B.B.A. students majoring in Accounting will be only one paper away from CIMA’s global certification of Diploma in Management Accounting and CIMA’s global certification of Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting due to the granted 11 course exemptions.

Students majoring in Finance will be only one paper away from CIMA’s global certification of Diploma in Management Accounting given that finance students receive eight exemptions in total.

How to apply for the CIMA qualification

Students interested in attaining any of the CIMA certifications will need to contact Mrs. Adenike Olayande, Business Development Specialist — Management Accounting. AUD transcripts and AUD diploma should be forwarded by email to

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