CGMA Finance Leadership Program - Getting started

Getting started

There are four steps to complete the CGMA® Finance Leadership Program and earn the CGMA designation:

  1. Enroll in the CGMA Finance Leadership Program.
  2. Complete the coursework and case study exams.
  3. Complete three years of practical work experience.
  4. Apply for the CGMA Designation

How much does it cost?

The CGMA Finance Leadership Program is offered in one-, two- or three-year subscriptions. How long you need will likely depend on your existing education and study habits.

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Operational level All 3 levels A 3-year subscription $4,795
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Management level 2 levels A 2-year subscription $3,695
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Strategic level 1 level  A 1-year subscription $2,495


CGMA Finance Leadership Program pathway structure

The CGMA Finance Leadership Program consists of three levels and two exams. While sound technical teaching underpins each level, they also work to build a complete strategic leader, starting from Operational up to Strategic level. While your entry point into the program depends on previous education and certifications, learners have access to all levels.

 Strategic Level Case Study Exam

 Strategic Level  Strategic Management  Risk Management  Financial Strategy
  • Strategy formulation and execution
  • Competitive advantage
  • Digital strategy
  • ERM
  • Internal control
  • Corporate governance
  • Financial risk management
  • Treasury management
  • Corporate financing
  • Mergers and acquisitions

 Management Level Case Study Exam

 Management Level   Project and Relationship Management   Advanced Management Accounting   Advanced Financial Reporting 
  • Project management
  • Managing relationships
  • Organizational Strategy
  • Cost management
  • Performance measurements
  • Investment decisions
  • Group accounting
  • Disclosures
  • Financial statement analysis

 Operational Level Case Study Exam

 Operational Level   Digital Finance  Management Accounting  Financial Reporting
  • Finance function transformation
  • Data and analytics
  • Finance and business partnering
  • Cost Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Variance analysis
  • Regulatory frameworks
  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Fundamentals of taxation


Three years of practical work experience

The Practical Experience Requirement demonstrates your ability to apply your knowledge and skills in the context of your professional experience. You do not need to have work experience to start the CGMA Finance Leadership Program, but you must meet the Practical Experience Requirements before you can obtain the CGMA designation.


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