Accreditation for CIMA Professional Qualification & CIMA Membership

CIMA logoThe Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the largest management accounting body in the world with more than 227,000 members and is recognized worldwide as the most relevant global finance qualification for business. CIMA is a member of the International Federation of Accountants and has a joint partnership with AICPA – the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Most accounting qualifications train people for private practice, working on external audit and tax issues. CIMA prepares people for a career in business. It teaches skills for strategic advice, managing risk and making key decisions so that its qualified members can work across an organization, not just in Finance. The CIMA qualification is also recognized by the Big 4 Audit and Advisory Companies.

All MBA International graduates enter the CIMA qualification at the Management Level Case Study via the Master’s Gateway Route, which means that they will be exempted from 11 out of the 16 CIMA modules once they successfully complete the Management Level Case Study (the 12th exam).

Students that also successfully complete the following four i-MBA elective courses “DS-217 Management of Change”, “DS-420 Corporate Finance”, “DS-446 Mergers & Acquisitions”, and “DS-436 Project Finance” are in addition exempted from the CIMA modules Strategic Management and Financial Strategy. In the latter case, after having taken the Management Case study exam, these students will need to take only two more CIMA exams.

The structure of the CIMA exams and the exemptions for the i-MBA students is illustrated HERE.

More information about CIMA professional qualification, its curriculum and pillars can be found by clicking HERE. To become fully qualified CIMA member there is a pre-requisite of 3 years professional experience.


Project Management: CAPM® and PMP® Certifications

Being fully aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI®*) terminology and knowledge base, the MBA International elective course “Project Management” prepares the participants for obtaining the CAPM®**(Certified Associate in Project Management) or PMP®*** (Project Management Professional) certifications, which are the most well paid certifications in the Technical Sector worldwide (for the last eight years).

The content of the “Project Management” elective is also is fully aligned with the new ISO 21500 Guidance on Project Management (1st ed. 2012) standard, which is a certification for Organizations or Units).

The course covers part of the official requirement for the certification (a PMP® candidate needs 35 educational hours in Project Management). Thus the course plus two additional training days fully cover this requirement. The course curriculum is based on the most widely recognized Project Management approach and will provide the participants with knowledge and methodologies established accepted by the global community of Project and Portfolio managers.

*PMI® is a service mark and trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. which is registered in the United States and other nations

**CAPM® is a certification mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. which is registered in the United States and other nations

***PMP® a certification mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. which is registered in the United States and other nations.


Global Reporting Index – GRI. Certified Training on Sustainability Reporting by MBA International and the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE)

MBA international in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainability & Excellence, an official training partner of the Global Reporting Initiative – GRI in Greece, is co-hosting the globally recognised GRI Certified Training on Sustainability Reporting.

During this training, offered within the elective course “Global Sustainability Strategies & Reporting”, students gain insight on the conceptual introduction and preparation of the GRI reporting process, apply knowledge of the latest GRI Guidelines at all levels of CSR and Sustainability Reporting, and acquire skills and competencies according to the needs and objectives of organizations. After completion of the course, participants will receive an official certificate of attendance directly by GRI. Most of Sustainability Professionals globally have attended this course and become qualified in Sustainability field.


  • Disseminates knowledge on sustainability reporting and the GRI framework
  • Defines the content of the report and the monitoring process
  • Clarifies the quality assurance and the application level check process
  • Explains how to apply environmental, economic and social performance indicators
  • Explains in detail the communication of the final report

The need to switch, ‘from Compliance to Innovation’, is expected to be expressed in the new European 2015-2020 Corporate Responsibility policy that includes the new European Directive for Mandatory Sustainability Reporting. In other words, it has become necessary to change the corporate culture, which means to abandon the short-term approach to Corporate Sustainability that was the case during the last few years. Today, organizations need to become truly sustainable in the long term, for their own benefit and for the well-being of their people and stakeholder, and the planet.

Don’t miss out the opportunity to join the course and learn all about the latest legislation and timely trends in Sustainability.


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