Accounting & Financial Management (CIMA) MA University of Central Lancashire




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Course info


The Accounting and Financial Management (CIMA) programme offers you the opportunity to gain the essential knowledge and skills in the area of Accounting, Finance and Financial Management through a structured and focused programme of academic studies.

The Master’s Gateway route involves sitting CIMA’s Gateway exam/ Management Case Study Exam. (The content of the MA in Accounting and Finance programme prepares you to sit this examination during the course). Once you have passed this three-hour exam, you’ll be granted 12 exam exemptions from the certificate, operational and management levels and you’ll also gain the intermediary award ‘CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting’.

You can then start studying the strategic level of CIMA’s Professional Qualification and work towards completing it to gain the full Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

Why study with us

  • The programme enables you to develop a professional accountancy career and join CIMA through the accelerated ‘gateway’ route.
  • The MA in Accounting and Financial Management with CIMA is linked to and approved by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
  • The CIMA fee for your first attempt at the ‘gateway’ examination is included in the overall course fee paid.

Future careers

You could pursue managerial, management consultancy and professional careers in accounting and finance.

The programme builds on our reputation for providing employer-relevant postgraduate education in business and management and finance and addresses the development of those key skills that are sought by employers throughout the world.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Accounting & Financial Management (CIMA) MA.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£13,500.00 (13,93,852) per year




Preston Campus

Preston Campus,



PR1 2HE, England

Entry requirement for international students

A recognised UK first degree, second class honours or above or equivalent qualification. Postgraduate (IELTS 6.5 with no component below 6). TOEFL IBT: 91 (with minimum grades of 21 in each component).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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