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About The Course

CIMA is the world’s leading professional body of Management Accountants. Management Accountants analyze financial information from management perspective (as opposed to compliance perspective e.g. in audit etc) to improve business performance. In that sense, it is a business management function.
CIMA provides CGMA designation, which is jointly offered by CIMA and CPA (USA). The qualification is especially popular with European employers. As per CIMA, its students are working with 96% of FTSE top 100 companies.


The syllabus of the CIMA course is designed to meet the industry standards.

Where Our Alumni Work

Our Alumni are all placed in reputed firms in high positions due to the knowledge and skill gained from this course.

Meet Course Tutors

Our highly skilled team of tutors provides personalized experiences to each student to help them perform the best academically.

CA Sudha Shah

Head – Business Finance/ M&A/FP&A CIMA and ACCA trainer

Vijaya Swaminathan

CA|Dip IFRS |Corporate Trainer and Author: CIMA, ACCA, IFRS,Ind AS

Anajana Mothi

CMA | CIMA, US CMA and ACCA | Tutor & Mentor

Career Services

We strive hard to build a successful and rewarding career for our students.


Since the tie up of CIMA & CPA which together give the CGMA Designation, you are sure to catch the eye of the recruiter.


More than 4500 companies are the partner of CIMA around the world and 250000 members in around 180 countries, you get the advantage of exploring job opportunities or business opportunities.


CIMA has the flexibility for the students to study at their own pace and manage their work and study for optimum learning

Preferential Immigration Status

Due to the collaboration of CIMA with professional bodies CPA Australia, CIMA members get preferential immigration status abroad.

Why Us

Our aim is to focus on personal career goals and give our best to the students.

Dedicated CIMA Partner

IMS Proschool has been awarded Best Learning Partner of the year by CIMA India. More than 100 students from IMS Proschool have become CIMA Charterholders.

Practical Knowledge

Our mentors are experienced professionals, who have been working in the industry for a long time and know a lot about its working. They’ll be passing on this valuable knowledge and make you job-ready.

Expert Faculty

Our faculty members of industry experts and experienced professionals deliver exceptional experiential training and mentorship.

Immense Training Experience

Proschool has trained more than 20,000 employees of different financial organizations on Financial Analysis, Wealth Management, Financial Planning, Equity Research, Management Accounting etc.

High-Quality Resource Material

We provide recorded lectures and notes by our experts to all our students. They are great for revisions and revisiting from time to time.

Valuable Placement Assistance

We offer customized jobs based on your work preferences. You can also get profile development help in the form of resume creation, mock interview preparation, soft skills, and much more.


CFA charter – You become a charterholder after you successfully clear the CFA level 3 exam and complete four years of relevant work experience.

Dip MA from CIMA UK

Diploma in Management Accounting (Dip MA)  from CIMA, UK after passing the OCS Exam.

Adv Dip from CIMA UK

Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting (Adv Dip MA) from CIMA, UK after passing the MCS Exam.


ACMA, CGMA from CIMA, UK after passing SCS Exam & fulfilling PER requirements.

GMA certificate from IMS Proschool

Students will also receive a completion certificate from IMS Proschool on successfully passing the GMA course. A certificate in Financial Modeling from IMS Proschool and NSE Academy is optionally available on paying an additional exam fee to NSE Academy.

PGP in Management Accounting (PGP-MA) from IMS Proschool

Students will need to clear 2 Exams conducted by IMS Proschool to receive a PG Certification. These are case study exams conducted at the end of Term 1 and Term 2 of the program.

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About CIMA

CIMA (Chartered institute of Management Accountants) established in the year 1919, is a globally recognized qualification for careers in Business & Finance. CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of Management Accountants with more than 250,000 members working in around 180 countries. In collaboration with the CPA (USA) institute,  CIMA members receive an additional designation- CGMA. CIMA has more than 4500 training and recruitment partners across the globe.

About IMS Proschool

IMS Proschool as an extension of the IMS Brand focuses on developing a sustainable career for its student communities by training, motivating and guiding its students to gain success. Its association with CIMA, NSE Academy, NSDC and Association of Chartered Accountants further enhances its services.


This is what people say about us.

CIMA is a tailored professional course which gives students the best of both worlds of finance and business management providing practical insights through real-time case study approach. Structured training and support from IMS Proschool and their excellent faculty has helped me forward through my CIMA journey.

Shreya Hanchate

I would recommend IMS Proschool as the perfect partner for anyone who would want to excel in this course. The training methods, experienced faculty & Supportive Management are all the competencies which make them a perfect tuition provider for CIMA. I would like to thank them for their guidance throughout my CIMA journey.

Yashpal Mehra

I have been studying with IMS Proschool since last year and have attended two programs simultaneously, CIMA and Financial Modelling. The experience for me has been top notch and the faculty has always been very helpful and considerate. The learning method used by the faculty here is more of practical nature which actually helps in linking the concept with real life cases and situations. This further helps in retaining all the knowledge for a longer period of time. The faculty members are always available for support and guidance in not just course related queries but for career related queries as well. This support was evident in both CIMA & Financial modeling training.I was able to Score All India 5th rank in F2 Advanced Financial Reporting, which is a subject in CIMA Advanced Diploma Level and major credit goes to the faculty and the teaching style, which made me extremely confident and comfortable with the course.


Program Highlights

Here are the major features of CIMA Course.

100% Placement Assistance

Start along with Graduation

Certifications from CIMA, NSE Academy and IMS Proschool

Expert and Experienced Faculty Members


  • Anyone who is undergoing graduation or is a graduate in any discipline can join the CIMA course.


There are four categories of fees that a candidate has to pay while pursuing the course.
Registration fees: New students pay a one-time registration fee, which includes their first year’s subscription fee. Note: The CIMA subscription year runs from 1st January until 31st December.
Subscription fees: To study CIMA, you need to pay an annual subscription which is due on 1 January each year.
Exam Fees: The student has to pay exam fees for every examination.
Exemption fees: If a candidate is entitled to any exemptions he/she needs to pay exemption fee per paper being exempted. It is usually equivalent to the exam fees of the corresponding paper

Objective type Questions:
The Objective Test Questions (OTQs) are used to assess all the certificate level and professional level subjects. You can take the assessment at any time of the year whenever you feel ready. OTQ have different types of questions such as Drag & Drop, Hotspot, Short answer (normal calculation), Drop down, Matching, Ranking, Sentence completion.
Case Study Exam
You need to clear all three objective tests (or receive exemptions for them) from a single level before you can take a case study exam. In the case study exam, you have to apply your knowledge and learning across the three pillars at each level.
The case study exam is set to make the students understand a real business environment. The case relates to a fictionalized organization, however, it is based on real business or industry. Passing the case study exam will showcase your ability to apply the technical, business, people and leadership skills from the three subjects at a particular level in a business context. CIMA assesses various skills in the case study exams which includes research and analysis as well as skills to present and communicate information.

Most accounting qualifications such as CA, CMA prepare candidates for private practice, financial reporting, audit and tax issues. In contrast, CIMA prepares you for a career in business. CIMA prepares you to work across an organization, not just within finance. In addition to strong accounting fundamentals, CIMA teaches strategic business and management skills. CA takes more than 4 years to complete the qualification and the passing rate is about 5% per level whereas CIMA takes approximately 2-3 years to complete and the passing rate is about 50% to 60%. CA is recognised in India whereas CIMA is recognised in around 180 countries. Moreover, many companies across the world are managed by CIMA members. This is the reason why many companies are looking for CIMA members in India as well.

Both CMA and CIMA are Management Accounting qualifications. ICMAI gives more focus on Costing and Finance Accounting, whereas CIMA also focuses on Management Accounting along with strategic business, costing and management Skills. CMA is an Indian Qualification whereas CIMA is an international qualification with more than 250000 members in around 180 countries. Regarding passing rate, CWA stands at 5% whereas the passing rate in CIMA is between 50% and 60%.
How is CIMA qualification different from the ACCA?
CIMA focuses on Business which includes Management, Costing & Financial Accounting whereas the focus of ACCA is more on auditing and accounting work. CIMA and ACCA members are present across the globe.

CIMA focuses more on Management Accounting and also trains you for making strategic business decisions. With skills like these, you can work across verticals in an organization. Whereas, CFA or Chartered Financial Analyst prepares you for a global career in the Investment and Financial Research industry.

Both the qualifications will offer better job opportunities in the Indian job market. CFA was introduced in India before CIMA, Which is why there are many opportunities for them in the job market. But at the same time, more than 20,000 candidates are writing CFA exams in India which is intensifying the competition for them in the job market. While in CIMA, jobs are not restricted to Financial Services Sector, many European and US-based companies such as Vodafone, KPMG, Ford Motors, Pepsico, Accenture, WNS are hiring CIMA members in India. But due to lower numbers of CIMA members in India, many of these companies are not able to fulfill their requirements.

Passing percentage of CIMA is between 50% and 60%, whereas for CA and CMA it is 5%. The reason for the higher percentage of passing in CIMA is the exam pattern. In CA/CMA exams, if you are unable to clear a subject in a group then you have to write all the exams of that group. Whereas in CIMA, if you are unable to clear then you have to write and pass only that particular paper. A paper passed is forever passed.

If you are getting admission in the top 20 B schools in India, then you should go ahead with it. If not, then you can plan for CIMA or PGP Management Accounting because it will offer you more rewarding career opportunities than an MBA in Finance from tier II colleges. For more details you can check below:

Global Recognition: CIMA Professional Qualification is recognized in around 180 countries across the world and nearly 4500+ top recruiters across the world have hired CIMA members in the last year. These give CIMA an edge over most of the MBA programs in India. Moreover, after completing CIMA, members get joint designation CGMA by CPA as well.

Fees: The fees for CIMA qualification (Rs.2 lac to 4 lac) is low compared to the MBA course fee. Moreover, many of the candidates find job opportunities while pursuing CIMA.

Salary: The average salary of the CIMA Professional is very high compared to MBA graduates. Most CIMA professionals get an average salary of Rs.12 lac.

Professional vs Management qualification: The big difference between CIMA and an MBA is that a CIMA qualified member is entitled to call himself/herself a qualified management accountant. This is not the case with an MBA since it is a management qualification.

Knowledge and skills: CIMA qualified members across the world are at par in terms of knowledge acquired. However, many different institutions offer MBA and hence the knowledge and skills levels are highly variable.

Job opportunities: With more than 2 lac MBA grads coming in every year, MBA graduates have no edge over other candidates. CIMA being a new emerging qualification in India that offers multi-dimensional skills, gets various job opportunities in India for students and members. Moreover, MNCs prefer CIMA or CPA.

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