CGMA Finance Leadership Program

The Program | What You Will Learn | Why Choose Us | CGMA designation

Finance is changing, and you need to as well.

Whether you are a recent college graduate or seek an edge to get the next mid-career promotion, automation is affecting entire roles. Business opportunities require additional digital and finance skills, and organizations expect their employees to add more value than ever before. You need to learn new skills to stand out, and you need tangible proof to show your employer what you offer. 

There is an answer to your challenge — complete the CGMA® Finance Leadership Program.

You will learn the skills that 5,500 finance professionals — from 2,000 businesses, in 150 countries — have said matter the most, across a wide range of areas, including finance, accounting, business and people skills. Unlike taking individual courses, you will complete a comprehensive program. It will develop an unbeatable combination of strong financial rigor with keen business knowledge and people skills that will set you apart from the rest of the crowd and enable you to add strategic value to any organization. 


Introducing the CGMA Finance Leadership Program

The CGMA Finance Leadership Program is an online learning program, similar in scope and rigor to a master’s degree, that teaches you the finance, business, people and leadership skills that you need to succeed in the finance team of the future.

Begin your CGMA Finance Leadership Program journey today.

Here's how it works

Explore the experience. Convenient, personalized and comprehensive, the program offers an intuitive interface, compelling content and trackable progress. Watch a short demo here.



What you will learn

The CGMA Finance Leadership Program is divided into three levels, each of which builds on the previous one. Learners can start at the level most appropriate to their educational background. To learn more about key areas of studies, view the program overview.

Operational Level

At the Operational level, you will build your core knowledge of finance, accounting and reporting. Key areas of study include:

  • Data Analytics
  • Budgeting
  • Regulatory Framework
  • Cost Accounting
  • Finance Technologies

Entry route for:

  • Associate’s degree holders in accounting, finance or business
  • Bachelor’s degree holders or above in any field of study other than accounting or finance

Management Level

Building off the first level, at the Management level, you will expand your mastery to include topics such as:

  • Cost Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Leadership and Management
  • Business Models
  • Organizational Performance

Entry route for:

  • Bachelor’s degree holders or above in accounting or finance

Strategic Level

And finally, at the Strategic level, you will cover strategy, risk and finance strategy:

  • Financial Objectives
  • Risk oversight
  • Internal Controls
  • Strategy formulation and execution
  • Regulatory Compliance

Special entry:

  • US CPAs have the option to skip straight to the CGMA Strategic Level Case Study Exam

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 $4,395
A savings of 41% offof the annual price!
Management level 2 levels A 2-year subscription $3,795
A savings of 24% offof the annual price!
Strategic level 1 level  A 1-year subscription $2,495

In addition, scholarships may be available. Special pricing is available for CPAs.


Why choose the CGMA Finance Leadership Program?


Teaches the skills that finance teams say matter

Learn the skills that 2,000 finance teams have identified as being critical for your career.

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Written by finance professionals for finance professionals

Our authors have numerous years of experience across finance and business. And the program is developed and backed by the world’s two largest and influential finance and accounting associations — the AICPA and CIMA.


Taught using real-world scenarios and case studies

The CGMA Finance Leadership Program topics are taught through scenarios, with interactive exercises, and business simulation exercises. This makes it more fun to learn and ensures a quicker mastery of the material and how it fits into the larger business context.


Designed for working professionals: delivered online, in the order you choose, and at your own pace 

Unlike traditional programs, the CGMA program was designed from scratch for working professionals. You will develop new finance and business skills anytime, from anywhere in the world. You can chart your own path through the learning, to match your professional and personal demands.


Considers what you already know

The program builds on your background, so you can start the program at the entry point that is right for you, and then gain the complementary skills that you need to be a successful, well-rounded, business leader.

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Priced to be accessible

CGMA Finance Leadership Program is priced within the range of most corporate tuition reimbursement policies: participants can expect to pay between $2,500 and $5,000, depending on how much time they would like to spend going through the program.

What do CGMA designation holders say?

Learn how CGMA designation holders are making better business decisions for their organizations. Read success stories from professionals who recently went through the program.

Trusted by business

Not only is the CGMA Finance Leadership Program great for your career, it’s trusted so much that companies use it as their own internal leadership development programs. If you are an employer interested in enrolling a group, learn more about the benefits for your organization or contact us.



Did you know? Completing the CGMA Finance Leadership Program means that you will earn the prestigious CGMA designation.

Once you complete the learning and examinations, and have three years of experience in finance, you will be awarded the CGMA designation. The CGMA designation shows current and future employers that you have future-proofed yourself by mastering critical finance skills as well as knowledge of business and the overall enterprise that it operates in.

More than 150,000 accounting and finance professionals hold the CGMA designation, making it the most widely held management accounting designation in the world. Once you receive your CGMA designation, you will instantly join a network of the best and brightest finance professionals around the globe, opening new career opportunities and support.

Questions about the CGMA Designation? Visit our FAQ’s.


Begin your CGMA Finance Leadership Program journey today.