Don't Just Do It To Learn. Do It To Lead. The CGMA designation tells the world you’re a trusted, expert strategist connecting all aspects of business. Backed by a powerful array of benefits, you can stay connected to the pulse of your profession, become a knowledge leader and show the world you mean business.

    AICPA has produced a suite of both free and for-sale learning resources to help you prepare for the CGMA exam. 

    The CGMA exam is a computerized case study examination that tests your readiness to apply management accounting knowledge in real-world business situations.

    Drive best business practices with scenario-planning tools, decision trees, an enterprise risk management assessment tool, and real-world case studies.

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    How to Become a CGMA 

    Candidates from both AICPA and CIMA are required to pass the same capstone examination in order to become CGMA designation holders.

    To start the exam registration process, either click the button below to complete the online form or call AICPA at the number below.


    CGMA Magazine CGMA Magazine

    Delivers the depth and insight to stay ahead. It’s your online source for management accounting new, in-depth analysis of key business issues and best practices for management accountants.

    Stay connected to the pulse of the profession, become a knowledge leader and join the conversation. Get all your CGMA benefits through one site.
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    Provided by the AICPA and CIMA exclusively to CGMA designation holders, this valuable online learning and performance support resource serves up critical management skills on demand and is suitable for management accountants at all levels.

    CGMA Benefits 

    Tools and Resources Tools & Resources
    Drive best business practices with scenario-planning tools, checklists, decision trees, an ERM maturity assessment tool and real world case studies.
    Discover leading edge research, tools and techniques, as well as strategic insights from award-winning experts on key issues facing businesses in the global economy.
    Global Economic Survey
    Global Economic Surveys
    Gain insight into the views of CGMA financial executives on their outlook for the economy, their individual organizations, growth and expansion expectations and current economic challenges.
    Grow with professional development products tailored to management accounting. Online courses, webinars, digital publications and conferences are available at special pricing for CGMA holders.


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    The CGMA Exam
    The CGMA Exam tests a candidate’s ability to apply theoretical knowledge by making decisions and offering insights about a real-world business situation. Check out this video to learn more!

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    CGMA Professional Development

    Using the CGMA Competency Framework as a basis, the AICPA | CIMA Competency and Learning website brings together hundreds of learning resources onto one website. You now have a lifelong professional learning tool to support you throughout your entire career.
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    CGMA for a Day

    Experience a day in the life of an expert in management accounting. CGMA for a Day’ is an immersive, interactive tool that puts you in the management accounting hot seat and gives a high-level feel for the format of the CGMA exam.

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